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Omnicell Establishes Subsidiary In India


10/19/2005 5:09:10 PM

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omnicell, Inc. today announced the opening of Omnicell Corporation (India) Private Limited. The wholly owned subsidiary will operate as a research and development and quality assurance operation in a 20,000-square-foot building in the city of Bangalore, India's high-tech capital.

"The India subsidiary complements our U.S. operations," explained Chris Drew, Omnicell's executive vice president, operations. "We decided to establish a direct presence in India to tap the talented, highly educated workforce available there and to take advantage of the attractive economics. We have made a long-term commitment to operating in India, and we expect Omnicell India to significantly enhance our development capabilities."

New Omnicell India General Manager Rich Arnold, who is moving from Maine to Bangalore to head up the operation, said, "We have a great working relationship with our team in India and believe the new operation will be a positive step forward in expanding Omnicell's global reach."

Omnicell's international operations span some 20 countries, as the company sells its systems through distributors in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and through a sales agent in Canada.

About Omnicell

Established in 1992, Omnicell is a leading provider of patient safety solutions preferred by nurses. Improving patient care by enhancing operational efficiency, Omnicell solutions are used throughout the healthcare facility -- in the pharmacy, nursing units, surgical services, cath lab, and all the way to the patient's bedside. The company's MedGuard(TM) line of solutions for the medication-use process includes systems for physician order management, automated pharmacy retrieval, medication packaging, medication dispensing, and nursing workflow automation with bar code medication administration. For the medical-surgical supply chain, Omnicell provides open bar code systems, cabinet-based supply management, integrated open and cabinet-based systems, and Web-based procurement. More than 1,600 healthcare facilities use Omnicell solutions to help reduce medication errors, operate more efficiently, and decrease costs -- ultimately contributing to improved clinical and financial outcomes. For more information, visit www.omnicell.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements contained in this Press Release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" including without limitation statements regarding Omnicell's ability to grow its international operations over time and realize continued economic benefits as a result of such operations. Actual events or results may differ materially as a result of the risk of market changes or actual results differing from the assumptions underlying such statements. Such risks and assumptions include, but are not limited to, risks related to Omnicell's ability to predict its future growth and operations requirements, or the continuing advantageous economic and regulatory environment and conditions in India. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by the risk factors and other cautionary statements included in Omnicell's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Omnicell, Inc.

CONTACT: U.S., Bruce Lewis of Lewis & Summers Public Relations,+1-707-964-3844, or bruce@prwebsite.com, for Omnicell, Inc.; or in India,Rich Arnold, General Manager of Omnicell India, Bangalore, +91 5758 1200,or richa@omnicell.com



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