OTN To Partner With Owens & Minor To Offer Medical/Surgical Supplies To Community-Based Infusion Practices

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and RICHMOND, Va., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- OTN, a leading specialty pharmaceutical services company, and Owens & Minor, Inc., the leading distributor of national name-brand medical/surgical supplies, today announced that they have entered into an exclusive two-year distribution agreement. Under the agreement, OTN's customers will have access to Owens & Minor's broad selection of medical/surgical products customized for the office-based infusion setting.

"Office-based physicians providing infusion services to their patients have special medical and surgical supply needs, and we're excited to be collaborating with OTN to deliver critical supplies to these practices as conveniently and efficiently as possible," said Craig R. Smith, president and CEO of Owens & Minor. "OTN is an outstanding partner for Owens & Minor because they give us access to more than 4,000 specialty practices nationwide, including oncology and rheumatology practices."

As a result of this partnership, OTN customers now can access a comprehensive selection of medical/surgical supplies through the same channel as pharmaceutical treatments. These channels include the Company's website (www.lynx2OTN.com); fax; phone; Lynx Station(TM), an automated inventory management and tracking system; and Lynx Mobile(TM), an automated inventory management and charge capture platform. With Lynx Station or Lynx Mobile, medical/surgical supply orders are transmitted automatically based on inventory levels, increasing practice efficiency.

"We can now offer our customers a diverse range of high-quality medical and surgical supplies at competitive prices from a trusted and well-respected source," said John Amos, president and CEO of OTN. "By providing our customers with a convenient single point of contact to order both drugs and medical/surgical supplies, using the same order method, at the same time, we are further advancing our goal of helping our customers enhance their practice efficiency and allowing them more time to focus on patient care."

About Owens & Minor

Owens & Minor, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, is the leading distributor of national name-brand medical and surgical supplies and a healthcare supply chain management company. With a diverse product and service offering and distribution centers throughout the United States, the company serves hospitals, integrated healthcare systems, alternate care locations, group purchasing organizations, the federal government and consumers. Owens & Minor provides technology and consulting programs that enable healthcare providers to maximize efficiency and cost-effectiveness in materials purchasing, improve inventory management and streamline logistics across the entire medical supply chain -- from origin of product to patient bedside. The company also has established itself as a leader in the development and use of technology. For news releases, or for more information about Owens & Minor, visit the company Web site at www.owens-minor.com.

About OTN

OTN, a One Equity Partners portfolio company, is a leading specialty pharmaceutical services company that provides pharmaceuticals, supportive care products and medical/surgical supplies to physicians who practice in the community-based treatment setting. OTN provides physicians and their patients with efficient delivery of medications to treat cancer, as well as rheumatoid arthritis, infertility and other chronic conditions requiring the latest intravenous, injectable and oral medicines. Through its innovative Lynx Technologies, practice management tools and unsurpassed customer service, OTN helps physicians improve practice efficiency while enabling them to focus on providing optimal patient care. Onmark, a group purchasing organization and an OTN company, offers its members competitive contracts for oncology drugs and medical/surgical supplies, practice management tools and educational programs. For more information, please visit www.myOTN.com

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CONTACT: Stan Ades of OTN, +1-650-246-6622, or Stan.Ades@myotn.com; orDaryl Messinger of WeissComm Partners, +1-415-999-2361, ordaryl@weisscommpartners.com, for OTN; or Trudi Allcott of Owens & Minor,+1-804-723-7555, or Truitt.allcott@owens-minor.com

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