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PULSION: Contract with leading healthcare purchasing organisation “Premier” in the US

(PresseBox) (München, ) PULSION Medical Systems AG, leading specialist in minimal invasive cardiovascular patient monitoring, announces that its United States subsidiary, PULSION Medical Inc., has been awarded a 36-month contract with Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P., the group purchasing unit of Premier Inc., for its PiCCO product line. Retrospectively effective since July 1, 2008, the new agreement provides Premier's 2,000 hospitals with access to PULSION's PiCCO2 monitor and the medical disposables. PiCCO is the only FDA approved hemodynamic monitoring technology that monitors pulmonary edema at the patient bedside and provides volumetric preload additionally to a full range of cardio-vascular parameters in the critically ill patient.

"We are very pleased to be a preferred supplier to Premier. Having a strategic partnership with Premier and its network of 2,000 hospitals is a major step forward in introducing PiCCO and expanding its use in the United States healthcare market. PULSION created a promising market access via Premier that provides hospitals a simplified access to PiCCO, so that we are able to increase the penetration rate," says Bradley Gould, CEO of PULSION Medical Systems AG and PULSION Medical, Inc.

About Premier Inc.:
Serving more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals and 53,000-plus other healthcare sites, the Premier healthcare alliance and its members are transforming healthcare together. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates one of the leading healthcare purchasing networks and the nation's most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information. A subsidiary operates one of the nation's largest policy-holder owned, hospital professional liability risk-retention groups. A world leader in helping healthcare providers deliver dramatic improvements in care, Premier is working with the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Washington. For more information, visit

PULSION Medical Systems SE

PULSION Medical Systems AG, founded in 1990, has become one of the leading specialists for intelligent medical diagnosis and therapy management systems and has been listed on the Stock Exchange in Frankfurt since 2001. The repeated development of innovative product lines in the medtech field is the basis for creation and expansion of the attractive disposable business with sterile products and pharmaceuticals.

The business unit PULSION Critical Care covering intensive care medicine, perioperative medicine and emergency medicine focuses on the management of cardiovascular and organ functions of critically ill patients. Products and activities of the business unit PULSION Perfusion are directed at the diagnosis and therapy management of organ and tissue perfusion in ophthalmology, surgery and hepatology.

PULSION products are marketed worldwide via own sales channels or secondary distribution. All products are certified with the CE mark which is basis for marketing in the EU and some other countries. The US-American FDA approval and the Japanese market approval have been issued for selected product lines.

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PULSION Medical Systems AG
ISIN DE0005487904 Equity capital: Euro 9,577,302 divided into no-par-value euro 1 individual share certificates