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In addition to a host of product advancements, Merit will feature physician speakers sharing cutting-edge education in the booth and hands-on learning at special stations.

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — March 23, 2019  — Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices and therapies for interventional radiologists, is excited to announce newly developed and acquired products as well as hands-on and educational events to be featured at the upcoming Society of Interventional Radiology 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting on March 23-28 in Austin.

Merit Medical is deeply committed to innovating for the innovators. During SIR 2019, attendees can learn more about Merit’s novel products for distal radial access, venous therapies, embolics, and tumor localization, as well as biopsy, drainage and interventional spine solutions. The ClariVein® IC Infusion Catheter is now available from Merit. Merit will also showcase the recently acquired SAVI SCOUT® for wire-free radar localization and the PreludeSYNC DISTAL™ hemostasis device. Another product of note to be featured: EmboCube™ Embolization Gelatin, which received 510(k) clearance last year.

“Our recent acquisitions demonstrate Merit’s ongoing commitment to continuing innovation,” said Fred Lampropoulos, Chairman and CEO of Merit Medical. “As your industry partner in innovative healthcare, Merit strives to bring you the most advanced and up to the moment solutions. We are also proud to feature several cutting-edge learning experiences at SIR 2019. We know that you, the pioneers of minimally invasive treatment, are the true innovators.”

Attendees can have “hands-on” opportunities with the ClariVein® IC Infusion Catheter, PAE-simulator, and SAVI SCOUT®.

Merit’s In-Booth Opportunities for Physician Education at SIR 2019
In a speaker series at booth #349, Merit will spotlight a compelling lineup of physician innovators. The popular Eat and Be Educated Events* will be taking place from 12:00 – to 1:00 PM, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (lunch provided on a first-come, firstserved basis), and additional presentations will be given during AM breaks.

Eat and Be Educated Presentations
Sunday, March 24 Noon to 1pm

  • “The Evolution of Radial Access – The Science and Practice of Distal Transradial” Darren Klass, MD, PhD, MRCS, FRCR, FRCPC, Interventional Radiologist, Vancouver, BC
    Ferdinand Kiemeneij, Interventional Cardiologist, MD, PhD, and the “father of  transradial intervention,” Tergooi, The Netherlands

Monday, March 25 Noon to 1pm

  • “How Low Can You Go? A Paradigm Change in the Treatment of Venous
    Michael Tal MD, MBA, Tel Aviv, Israel

Tuesday, March 26 Noon to 1pm

  • “Targeted RF Ablative Therapy in Metastatic Spinal Disease: Steerability and Clinical Evidence”
    Jack W. Jennings, MD, PhD, St. Louis, Mo

Education Presentations during Morning Breaks:

Monday, March 25
10-10:30 AM

  • “Steerability in Single-Access Approach for Vertebral Augmentation”
    Bart Dolmatch, MD, Palo Alto, Calif.

Tuesday, March 26
10-10:30 AM

  •  “Advanced Localization Techniques; Breast Cancer – From Biopsy to Lymph Nodes Tanya Moseley, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

“As Merit reinforces its ongoing pledge to empower interventional radiologists, we  eagerly look forward to SIR 2019 and to hearing directly from the physician
community,” Mr. Lampropoulos said. “Merit prides itself on innovation and offering a  full line of products for use before, during, and after interventional procedures. We  are committed to educating clinicians and delivering opportunities for the  advancement of knowledge in the specialty and among our users.”

* The content of these sessions is not part of the SIR 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting as  approved by the Annual Scientific Meeting Committee. Merit Medical is hosting lunches in accordance with the AdvaMed Code of Ethics.

Founded in 1987, Merit Medical Systems, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of proprietary disposable medical devices used in interventional, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology, oncology, critical care and endoscopy. Merit serves client hospitals worldwide with a domestic and international sales force and clinical support team totaling in excess of 300 individuals. Merit employs approximately 5,600 people worldwide with facilities in South Jordan, Utah; Pearland, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; Malvern, Pennsylvania; Rockland, Massachusetts; San Jose and Aliso Viejo, California; Maastricht and Venlo, The Netherlands; Paris, France; Galway, Ireland; Beijing, China; Tijuana, Mexico; Joinville, Brazil; Markham, Ontario, Canada; Melbourne, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; and Singapore.

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