ALPHARETTA, Ga., June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microtek Medical Holdings, Inc. announced today that it was recently named one of Intuitive Surgical, Inc.'s "Best Overall Suppliers" for 2006. Representatives from Intuitive Surgical were onsite at Microtek Medical's offices in Columbus, Mississippi and later at its manufacturing facility in the Dominican Republic to recognize Microtek Medical's outstanding quality, superior customer service, on-time delivery capabilities, and cost avoidance and reduction efforts.
Dan R. Lee, Microtek Medical's President and CEO stated, "I am very pleased to accept this award on behalf of all of the employees at Microtek Medical. We take great pride in our manufacturing capabilities and the significant value that we are able to bring to our partners' businesses. We have been a committed partner of Intuitive Surgical for many years, and our alliance with Intuitive Surgical is significant to our ongoing strategy of leveraging our manufacturing capabilities to broaden our healthcare market penetration and globalizing our OEM competencies. We are confident in our ability to continue to meet Intuitive Surgical's exceptional standards for quality, customer service and delivery, and we look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship."
About Intuitive Surgical: Intuitive Surgical, Inc. is the global technology leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery (MIS). The Company's da Vinci(R) Surgical System offers surgeons superior visualization, enhanced dexterity, greater precision and ergonomic comfort for optimal performance of MIS.
About Microtek Medical: Microtek Medical is a leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative product solutions for patient care, occupational safety and management of infectious and hazardous waste for the healthcare industry. Headquartered near Atlanta, Georgia, the Company offers an extensive line of infection control, fluid control and safety products, such as disposable equipment and patient drapes, which are marketed to healthcare professionals through multiple channels, including direct sales, original equipment manufacturers ("OEM's") and private label arrangements. Microtek Medical's goal is to provide healthcare professionals with innovative product solutions that encompass a high-level of patient care and prevention of cross infection in operating rooms and ambulatory surgical centers worldwide. For further information, visit www.microtekmed.com.
Microtek Medical Holdings, Inc.
CONTACT: Dan R. Lee, President & CEO, Jerry Wilson, CFO, or John Mills,Investor Relations, of Microtek Medical Holdings, Inc., +1-800-476-5973,Investorrelations@microtekmed.com