Gambro BCT's Vista Software Receives FDA Market Clearance

Stockholm, SWEDEN

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 25, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The introduction of Vista (TM) allows Gambro BCT to enter the blood collection software market.

Vista is designed to help blood centers manage business processes and information associated with automated blood collection. Key Vista features include component blood loss tracking, interfaces with collection devices, automated donor management, and business decision support.

"Today, our customers face increasing regulatory and information management challenges," stated Michael Seely, Vice President of Gambro BCT US and AMPAC (Americas and Pacific) Sales. "Maintaining multiple systems and the need for manual record keeping increases a center's potential for errors and adds to their work load."

Vista addresses these challenges through unique software, open architecture, and partnerships with key information technology providers that will automate and integrate blood center processes and information. "The combination of Vista software and Gambro BCT's Trima(R) Automated Blood Collection Systems will allow our customers to dramatically increase business productivity, while improving their level of donor care and safety," Seely concluded.

Vista and Trima's combined productivity will provide centers with time and money savings, increased product yields, and opportunities to better utilize donors, staff, and equipment.

"Vista represents a cornerstone of our blood bank technology strategy and a tremendous contribution to our customers," stated David Perez, President, Gambro BCT, "Gambro BCT customers expect and trust us to provide the highest quality products and services for helping them manage their operations; we at Gambro are committed to meeting those objectives with innovative products such as Vista."

Gambro BCT, headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, is a world leader in blood bank technologies, automated blood collection, pathogen reduction techniques, and value added blood and cell based therapeutic services.

For further information please contact: David Perez, President, Gambro BCT, tel +1-303-232-6800 Janette Jennische, Vice President, Corporate Communications, tel. +46-8- 613 65 99, +46-70-212 50 53

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