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Hospira Unveils Global Device Strategy
Date:5/1/2013

xt two to three years and include:
  • retirement of the Symbiq™ infusion device and older legacy Plum™ pumps, replacing these devices with Plum A+ pumps and future innovations to the Plum platform currently under an advanced stage of development;
  • retirement of GemStar™ ambulatory pumps, replacing these devices with Sapphire™ pumps in markets where the device is available -- such as Canada and certain countries in Europe -- and in the United States and other markets upon regulatory clearance;1 and
  • retirement of older legacy PCA pumps, replacing these devices with LifeCare PCA™ or Sapphire pumps.

Hospira will continue to support the affected pumps during the retirement and replacement period.  

  • Future technology: Focus on investment in and development of next-generation pump technology while furthering the company's position as the leading provider of I.V. clinical integration technology, which integrates infusion systems with electronic health records (EHRs).
  • Quality systems: Invest in actions to strengthen Hospira's global device quality systems and promote continuous improvement to better meet evolving regulatory standards.

Added Mr. Davies, "Hospira is acutely aware of the importance of our devices globally to the patients we serve, and we will work closely with our customers to ensure a seamless transition throughout this process."

Additional information regarding the global device strategy, including the expected charges of implementation, is included in Hospira's May 1, 2013, Form 8-K filing.

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