Baxa Corporation Recognized By Medical Device & Design Industry Magazine For World-Class Quality Team

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Baxa Corporation is profiled as one of eight world-class quality and regulatory teams in the June 2007 issue of Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine. The June article was the first time MD&DI recognized the accomplishments of the quality and regulatory teams that ensure medical products are safe and ready for market.

The Medical Device & Design Industry magazine has recognized Baxa Corporation as one of eight US companies with world-class quality and regulatory teams. The profiles are featured in the June 2007 issue, celebrating eight teams whose success depended on the contributions from their quality and regulatory activities.

The article notes that corporate teams working on quality and regulatory issues frequently are unsung heroes within organization. "Not so at Baxa Corporation," notes Pat Hynes, VP of Global Quality. "Quality here is everyone's job - it's part of our culture." That culture helped Baxa achieve market leadership with its core products; and is fundamental to the company's strategy.

In addition to meeting cGMPs (current Good Manufacturing Practices), Baxa has adopted lean manufacturing principles to keep quality visible. Robust statistical analyses ensure that performance to goals is measured and maintained. "Baxa Corporation's quality system is never 'finished," says Hynes. "Our goal is continuous improvement, assessing and enhancing our processes over time."

The June article was the first time MD&DI recognized the accomplishments of the quality and regulatory teams that ensure medical products are safe and ready for market. The other excellent teams profiled were: AtriCure Inc., Cholestech Corp., Ethicon Inc., Life Recovery Systems, Plexus Electronic Assembly, Stereotaxis Inc. and US Endoscopy. For the complete article, visit http://www.devicelink.com/mddi/archive/07/06/004.html

About MD&DI
Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry is a monthly magazine written exclusively for original equipment manufacturers of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic products. The goal of MD&DI is to help industry professionals develop, design, and manufacture medical products that comply with complex and demanding regulations and market requirements. MD&DI is published 12 times each year, along with two additional issues of its Guide to Outsourcing supplement.

About Baxa Corporation
Baxa, a customer-focused medical device company, provides innovative, solution-based technologies for fluid handling and delivery. Its systems and devices promote the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of fluid medications. Key products include Rapid-Fill™ Automated Syringe Fillers, Exacta-Med® Oral Dispensers, MicroFuse® Syringe Infusers, Repeater™ Pharmacy Pumps, and Exacta-Mix™ and MicroMacro™ Multi-Source Automated Compounders; used worldwide in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada and the United Kingdom; direct representation in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at http://www.baxa.com

Contact:
Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing
Baxa Corporation http://www.baxa.com - 800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
Absolutely Public Relations http://www.absolutelypr.com - 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558

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