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Cardinal Health Completes Enturia Acquisition

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 General News J E 4
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DUBLIN, Ohio, May 12 Cardinal Health, a globalprovider of products and services that improve the safety and productivity ofhealth care, today announced it has completed the acquisition of assets ofprivately held Enturia, Inc., the manufacturer of infection preventionproducts sold under the ChloraPrep(R) brand name.

ChloraPrep(R) brand products are used widely in U.S. hospitals and surgerycenters as a patient preoperative skin preparation to help prevent bloodstream and surgical site infections, two of the most common types of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) among surgery patients. The products useproprietary disposable applicators to deliver a clinically preferredconcentration of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) that penetrates the first fivecell layers of the skin to help reduce skin-dwelling microorganisms that causeinfections. The applicator design eliminates direct hand-to-patient contact,helping prevent cross contamination.

The ChloraPrep(R) product line expands the company's offerings that helpproviders lower infection rates. Cardinal Health's infection preventionportfolio ranges from MedMined(TM) electronic infection surveillance servicesto medical products and surgical apparel. Cardinal Health plans to acceleratesales of ChloraPrep(R) products to both hospital and alternate-care customersthrough its U.S. and international sales networks.

About Cardinal Health

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is an $87billion, global company serving the health care industry with products andservices that help hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies reduce costs,improve safety, productivity and profitability, and deliver better care topatients. With a focus on making supply chains more efficient, reducinghospital-acquired infections and breaking the cycle of harmful medicationerrors, Cardinal Health develops market-leading technologies, includingAlaris(R) IV pumps, Pyxis(R) automated dispensing systems, MedMined(TM)electronic infection surveillance service, VIASYS(R) respiratory care productsand the CareFusion(TM) patient identification system. The company alsomanufactures medical and surgical products and is one of the largestdistributors of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies worldwide. Ranked No. 19on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 40,000 people on fivecontinents. More information about the company may be found athttp://www.cardinalhealth.com .

SOURCE Cardinal Health, Inc.
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