Distribution Agreement Expands Terumo Cardiovascular Systems’ Offering in Cooling and Heater Devices

Ann Arbor, Mich — June 3, 2004 — Terumo Cardiovascular Systems (Terumo CVS) has obtained exclusive rights to globally distribute and sell the Cincinnati Sub-Zero Hemotherm® Model 400MR Dual Reservoir Cooler/Heater, effective May 31, 2004.

The addition of the Cincinnati Sub-Zero Hemotherm to the Sarns brand product line gives the perfusion community more options in cooling and heating devices. The Cincinnati Sub-Zero Hemotherm is an efficient and reliable device for heating and cooling during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery that does not require the addition of ice. It provides precise temperature control and is the only system with dual reservoirs for quick access to warm or cold water. This is especially valuable when temperature changes must be made quickly.

As part of the agreement, Terumo CVS will provide comprehensive support to all Cincinnati Sub-Zero Hemotherm users including sales, customer service, technical service and clinical support for both existing and new customers.


About Terumo Cardiovascular Systems

Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of Terumo Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, manufactures, markets, and sells specialty intraoperative monitoring systems and cardiopulmonary bypass products for U.S. and other global cardiac surgery markets. It is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan with manufacturing operations in Ann Arbor, Michigan as well as Elkton, Maryland; Ashland, Massachusetts; Tustin, California; and Matamoros, Mexico. Terumo Corporation is a premier global medical company with 2003 annual sales in excess of 215 million yen ($1.91 billion). Terumo Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of medical products including syringes, needles, catheters, and blood bags. For more information, www.terumo-cvs.com.


About Cincinnati Sub Zero (CSZ) Products

Cincinnati Sub Zero (CSZ) Products, Inc, founded in 1940 is a customer-focused manufacturer of patient body, blood and fluid temperature control products for the healthcare market, a complete line of industrial environmental simulation testing chambers and a first-class, on-site testing laboratory. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, CSZ is comprised of three divisions, Medical, Industrial, and ESSC Testing. The Medical Division offers healthcare professionals a complete line of patient temperature management tools, from patient cooling and warming blankets to therapeutic cold and heat therapy units designed for professional and home use.