European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EuroPCR)

Merit is preparing to attend one of the largest cardiology trade shows in the world–the EuroPCR that will be held in Paris, May 17-20, 2011. With over 9000 attendees participating in almost 400 sessions over 4 days, there will be plenty of opportunity for Merit to make a positive impression.

We’ll have a strong presence at the show and hope to generate enthusiasm for our products and capture the interest of many new potential customers by featuring several of our recently released products, including the ASAP® aspiration catheter, the Merit Laureate® hydrophilic guide wire, the TRAM™ and TRAM-P™ manifold and transducer, the Prelude® sheath introducers, the Finale® radial compression device, and the EN Snare® endovascular snare system. EuroPCR is just one of many prestigious trade shows Merit will be attending this year.

Larry Tolman
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Global Embolization Symposium & Technologies Trade Show

Merit recently attended the GEST (Global Embolization Symposium & Technologies) trade show in Paris, France. With the acquisition of BioSphere, the company is now a comprehensive resource for peripheral embolization technologies. Many highly qualified leads were generated at the meeting and there was a lot of interest in our products.

Our direct sales representatives in the United States and Europe, along with our global dealer network in other areas of the world, support a broad offering of products used for embolization, including embolic microspheres (Embosphere®, EmboGold®, HepaSphere™ and QuadraSphere®), Merit Maestro® and EmboCath® Plus Microcatheters, and a broad offering of specialty guide wires used for embolization procedures. These devices, as well as the company’s comprehensive portfolio of thousands of ancillary supporting products like sheath introducers, color coded syringes, needles and mini access kits, offer the dependability, predictability and consistency that have become the standard of Merit Medical.

This trade show provided a wonderful opportunity to meet and capture the interest of key physicians throughout the world.

Larry Tolman
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Innovation breeds success

It’s been exciting to see all the new products recently launched here at Merit. At the recent Q1 2011 earnings conference call, CEO Fred Lampropoulos mentioned just a few of the “latest and greatest”. For more than 20 years, the name Merit Medical Systems, Inc. has been synonymous with innovative medical devices used in cardiology and radiology. From the first coronary control syringe launched in 1989 to the ASAP™ clot aspiration catheter that was recently launched in the USA, there has been a consistent flow of new products every year since the founding of the company. As a result of this continual innovation, sales revenues have responded by growing year after year without a single decline from a prior year. I’m even more excited about the new products in our product development pipeline . . . the best is yet to come!

Larry Tolman
VP of Business Analytics

Global Embolization Symposium & Technologies Trade Show

Merit will attend the Global Embolization Symposium & Technologies (GEST) trade show next week in Paris, France. With the acquisition of BioSphere, Merit is now a comprehensive resource for peripheral embolization technologies: embolic microspheres such as Embosphere®, EmboGold®, HepaSphere™ and QuadraSphere®, Merit Maestro® and EmboCath® Plus microcatheters, and a broad offering of specialty guide wires used for embolization procedures. These devices, as well as a comprehensive portfolio of supporting products like sheath introducers, color-coded syringes, needles and mini access kits, offer the dependability that has become the standard at Merit Medical. This trade show will be a valuable mechanism for capturing the interest of key physicians throughout the world.

Larry Tolman
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

A great loss – Bill Cook

Bill Cook, the founder of Cook Medical, is recognized by many as a pioneer for some of the core products commonly used in cardiology and radiology. His passing will be a great loss to his family, the company and to the entire medical device industry. I’d like to extend my condolences to the family and friends of Bill Cook and the employees of Cook Medical. He will not be forgotten. Antoine de Saint-Exupery captured my thoughts when he said, “He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.”

Larry Tolman
VP of Business Analytics

Merit Medical wants to connect with you

At Merit Medical, we’re always looking for new and better ways to serve you, our valued customers and partners. We want to share the many reasons we’re proud of our innovative medical devices for use in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy procedures, so you can make informed purchasing decisions with confidence. We also want your feedback, so we can improve our business and products to meet your needs.

To those ends, Merit Medical is pleased to announce the debut of our blog. In coming posts, you’ll get insights into our business, including the acquisition of BioSphere Medical®. You’ll learn about our products, such as Impress® hydrophilic catheters, EN Snare®, Prelude® short sheaths, Finale™ compression devices, and Miser® contrast managment systems. We’ll also share perspective on the medical device industry, its trends and trade shows, so you can add our knowledge and experience to your own.

You’re invited to connect with us. Subscribe to our blog feed by email or in your favorite reader, so posts come to you automatically. Visit our YouTube channel to watch videos and animations about our products. Browse our Scribd library of product brochures and instructions for use. Join us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We look forward to connecting with you.

Thank you for your business.

Tim Walker
VP of Marketing