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MEDRAD Employees Demonstrate Longstanding Commitment to Community
Date:9/17/2010

WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- At MEDRAD, Inc., community outreach is a celebrated corporate tradition. This year marks MEDRAD's 11th annual Day of Caring, a company-sponsored event where employees will have the opportunity to spend a workday volunteering in their communities.

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Over 1000 MEDRAD employees will participate in the event this year, devoting more than 5000 man hours collectively to community organizations. This volunteer effort will assist more than 50 community groups in the Pittsburgh region, including Easter Seals, Westmoreland ARC and Volunteers of America, and Opportunity Partners and Pack It Up Foodshelf Network in Minneapolis, Minn.

Employees will tackle projects ranging from landscaping, remodeling and painting community facilities, to hosting parties and running carnival games for the disabled and elderly. For organizations that have benefitted over the years from MEDRAD volunteers, the outpouring of service is a welcome tradition.

"MEDRAD's Day of Caring is a critical part of our year," says Mike Daniher, camp ranger at Camp Guyasuta, a Greater Pittsburgh Council Boy Scouts of America facility. "It allows us to complete projects in one day that would otherwise take us a whole year to complete. Without the volunteers from MEDRAD, we would not be able to accomplish all of the projects and improvements that enhance our camp."

While the Day of Caring is a celebrated tradition for many long-term MEDRAD employees, it is a new custom for Sam Liang, MEDRAD's newly-appointed President and CEO.

"It's clear that MEDRAD employees are devoted to improving the regions in which we operate," says Liang. "They share a sincere desire to give back to the community, and I'm excited to work alongside them on the Day of Caring."

MEDRAD's Day of Caring celebration began in Pittsburgh in 1999, and expanded globally several years later when employees in the company's international offices began volunteering in their respective locations. Last year, the outreach grew to include the Minneapolis region, where 200 plus employees from the company's interventional business participated in the event.

About MEDRAD, Inc.

MEDRAD, Inc. develops, markets and services medical devices used to diagnose and treat disease. Its product offerings include fluid injection systems for radiology and cardiology, endovascular devices for the safe treatment of cardiovascular disease, magnetic resonance-compatible accessories and equipment services. The company's world headquarters is near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States. MEDRAD is a business of Bayer HealthCare. More company information is available at www.medrad.com.

Bayer HealthCare

The Bayer Group is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer HealthCare, a subsidiary of Bayer AG, is one of the world's leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Medical Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. The pharmaceuticals business operates under the name Bayer Schering Pharma. Bayer HealthCare's aim is to discover and manufacture products that will improve human and animal health worldwide. Find more information at www.bayerhealthcare.com.

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This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer's public reports which are available on the Bayer website at www.bayer.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.


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