Catheter Agreement Announced with B. Braun Medical Inc. and HealthTrust Purchasing Group, LP

October 17, 2000

BETHLEHEM, PA - B. Braun Medical Inc. announced that it has been awarded a new agreement with HealthTrust Purchasing Group, LP, for safety IV catheters. Under the terms of the agreement, B. Braun will be a dual-source provider of safety IV catheters. The contract will cover the entire line of Introcanr Safety T IV Catheters, a passive safety IV catheter. For more information visit www.bbraunusa.com.