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Millar Instruments, Inc. Selects TriVirix As Manufacturing Partner

10/19/2005 5:10:03 PM

DURHAM, N.C., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- TriVirix, a full-service contract manufacturer of electronic medical and life sciences equipment, and Millar Instruments, a developer and manufacturer of Mikro-Tip(R) pressure transducer catheters and pressure-volume (P-V) systems, announced that Millar has selected TriVirix to provide manufacturing services for three of their leading products. It is the latest in a string of new customer announcements by TriVirix.

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TriVirix will provide circuit board assembly, box build, and test services for Millar's Mikro-Tip pressure catheters and control units. TriVirix will perform these services from its Milaca, Minnesota facility.

"Our new alliance with TriVirix enables us to manufacture products in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible," said Guy Robertson, COO of Millar Instruments. "We have been impressed by TriVirix's quality record, responsiveness and flexibility -- all of which are critical to our production objectives. We see this manufacturing partnership as a strategic advantage."

"We are thrilled to be assisting a great company such as Millar Instruments to provide physicians and other healthcare professionals with leading pressure Catheter technologies," said Kathy Blum, TriVirix's interim CEO. "As with all our customers, our goal is to provide Millar with high quality, customer oriented service to support their success in the market place."

TriVirix works with medical device companies at every stage of the product development lifecycle -- from initial design, product development and prototyping to final manufacturing and after-sales services. Millar joins a growing list of medical and life science leaders -- including Medtronic, Smith & Nephew, Haemonetics and others -- who are already benefiting from TriVirix's customer-focused manufacturing model.

About Millar Instruments

Millar Instruments, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets Mikro-Tip(R) catheter pressure transducers for use by medical researchers and clinicians. This high-precision sensor technology allows pressure measurements to be taken at the source, without time delay or motion artifacts. Millar also markets a pressure-volume (P-V) system, capable of simultaneously measuring high fidelity left ventricular pressure and volume within the intact beating hearts of small animal models, such as transgenic mice and rats. For more information, please visit .

About TriVirix

TriVirix is a contract manufacturing services company serving the medical device and life sciences industries. Focused exclusively on the development, manufacture, and support of electronic medical and life sciences equipment, TriVirix offers an attractive value proposition to original equipment manufacturers with a need to outsource medical manufacturing. All of TriVirix's global design and manufacturing facilities are ISO9001/ISO13485 certified, FDA registered, and QSR compliant. For more information, please visit .

For more information: Josh Rose Director of Marketing TriVirix (919) 595-8242

Photo: Archive: Photo Desk, 888-776-6555 or 212-782-2840 TriVirix

CONTACT: Josh Rose, Director of Marketing of TriVirix, +1-919-595-8242

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