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07/12/2010

B. Braun Large Volume Heparin Infusion Solutions Now Available

Heparin Infusion Solutions Meet Updated FDA Guidelines, New USP Standards

Bethlehem, PA – July 12, 2010 – B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) announced today the availability of large volume heparin infusion solutions.

Based on the new United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards for heparin products released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in October 2009, changes to B. Braun’s large volume heparin IV solutions include a modification of the reference standard for the drug’s unit dose.

The following heparin infusion solutions are now available from B. Braun without restriction:

• P5671, Heparin Sodium (40 U/mL) in 5% Dextrose Injection (500 mL EXCEL® Plastic Container)
• P5771, Heparin Sodium (50 U/mL) in 5% Dextrose Injection (500 mL EXCEL® Plastic Container)
• P5872, Heparin Sodium (100 U/mL) in 5% Dextrose Injection (250 mL EXCEL® Plastic Container)

In addition, the following heparin infusion solutions remain available on allocation:

• P8721, Heparin Sodium (2 U/mL) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection (500 mL EXCEL® Plastic Container)

Customer Service (800-227-2862) and Clinical & Technical Support (800-854-6851) teams are available to answer any questions related to availability or product use.

About B. Braun
B. Braun is a leading manufacturer of infusion therapy and pain management products with an environmentally-friendly focus. Guided by the company’s “Sharing Expertise®” philosophy, B.Braun addresses the critical issues of infection prevention, medication safety and environmental responsibility by promoting best practices that help clinicians reduce medication errors, prevent healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) and achieve sustainability objectives.

Consistently recognized by Frost & Sullivan and KLAS for its medical technology and support services, B. Braun employees share their knowledge with colleagues and customers to improve working processes in hospitals and medical practices and to enhance the safety of patients and healthcare professionals. For more information, call 800-227-2862, email us at inquiry.us@bbraun.com or visit B. Braun at www.bbraunusa.com.