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B. Braun Awarded Contract With HealthTrust Purchasing Group to Provide Pain Management Solutions

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) has announced an expanded agreement with HealthTrust Purchasing Group (HealthTrust) to provide pain management products to HealthTrust's membership. Under this agreement, HealthTrust's membership will gain the advanced safety and efficiency of B. Braun's industry-leading anesthesia products, including the company's Contiplex® Stim Stimulating Catheter, Espocan® Combined Spinal/Epidural Trays and Perifix® FX Closed Tip and Open Tip Springwound Epidural Catheters, among other products.

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"We pride ourselves on delivering the best value to our customers, enabling them to improve patient outcomes," said Caroll H. Neubauer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of B. Braun Medical Inc. "Our advanced, quality products enhance safety and efficiency, while still remaining cost-effective. With access to B. Braun's broad range of anesthesia products, we are confident that HealthTrust's membership will benefit from this partnership."

B. Braun will provide its anesthesia products to HealthTrust effective November 1, 2009. This will allow HealthTrust members access to B. Braun's full line of first-class regional anesthesia trays - including the market leading Perifix® continuous and single-dose epidural trays. Perifix® continuous trays feature the atraumatic Perifix® FX springwound epidural catheters with open or closed tip.

In addition, B. Braun's Contiplex® Stim Stimulating Catheter - a catheter optimized for nerve stimulation and easily visible under ultrasound - will be available for HealthTrust member use. The Contiplex® Stim system is designed to help simplify catheter placement by removing as many procedural steps as possible that otherwise divert attention from the patient.

The agreement also includes B. Braun's Espocan® combined spinal epidural needles, which give the anesthesia provider the ability to perform Combined Spinal Epidural (CSE) with one of the most technically advanced CSE devices.

B. Braun is the market share leader in epidurals, combined spinal/epidurals and peripheral nerve block products, and ranked second in spinal needle and tray market share in the United States. In addition to those products listed above, HealthTrust members will also have access to B. Braun's Pencan® Pencil Point and Spinocan® Quincke Spinal Needles, the Stimuplex® A and D Series Single Shot Block Needles and Nerve Stimulators, and Contiplex® Tuohy Continuous Block Sets.

About B. Braun

B. Braun is a leading manufacturer of infusion therapy and pain management products with an environmentally-friendly focus. Guided by the company's "Sharing Expertise®" philosophy, B. Braun addresses the critical issues of infection prevention, medication safety and environmental responsibility by promoting best practices that help clinicians reduce medication errors, prevent healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) and achieve sustainability objectives.

Consistently recognized by Frost & Sullivan and KLAS for its medical technology and support services, B. Braun employees share their knowledge with colleagues and customers to improve working processes in hospitals and medical practices and to enhance the safety of patients and healthcare professionals. For more information, call 800-227-2862, e-mail us at or visit B. Braun at

About HealthTrust Purchasing Group

HealthTrust Purchasing Group, headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., is a group purchasing organization that supports nearly 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and alternate care sites. With an annual purchasing volume by its members of more than $15 billion, HealthTrust is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically-recommended products, ensuring their timely delivery and continuously evaluating and improving its services to the patients, physicians and clinicians it serves. HealthTrust is located at 155 Franklin Road, Suite 400, Brentwood, TN 37027. The Web site is

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