News | July 24, 2008

GE Healthcare to Acquire Vital Signs Inc.

July 25, 2008 – GE Healthcare has entered into a merger agreement to acquire Vital Signs Inc., a provider of medical products applicable to a wide range of care areas such as anesthesia, respiratory, sleep therapy and emergency medicine.

GE said Vital Signs has a broad product offering of single-patient use products which offer cost advantages and improved patient care features, including reducing the potential of transmitting infections from one patient to another. Vital Signs will become part of GE Healthcare’s Clinical Systems business, a provider of advanced technologies for patient monitoring, anesthesia delivery and acute respiratory care.

For more information: www.gehealthcare.com

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