Mercury Medical announces alliance with Parker Medical

CLEARWATER, FL, USA
December 18, 2012

CLEARWATER, FL -- Mercury Medical, a medical products specialty manufacturer/distributor located in Clearwater, Florida is pleased to announce an alliance with Parker Medical to sell and distribute Parker’s unique, airway management products. These include the full line of Parker’s revolutionary, award-winning Flex-Tip® Endotracheal Tubes, which are designed to facilitate fast, easy intubation, and to prevent damage to the patient's airway anatomy, even during intubation of difficult airways. Mercury Medical also sells the Parker Flex-It® Intubating Stylet which makes it possible to remotely curve the endotracheal tube from outside the mouth during intubations.

Mercury Medical is currently a non-exclusive distributor of Parker Medical's products throughout the U.S. Beginning on Feb. 1, 2013, Mercury Medical will become Parker's exclusive distributor in the following fourteen states: Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Mississippi, Maryland, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Washington (District of Columbia), Arkansas and Alabama. For more information, please contact Mercury Medical at 800.237.6418

About Parker Medical

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO - Parker Medical was established in 1994. Its primary focus is the design and development of innovative, life-saving, patented, airway management products. Parker's goal is to provide products which are faster and easier for medical professionals to use and safer for patients. Independent, comparative, clinical studies listed on Parker's website www.parkermedical.com have reported that Parker's Flex-Tip tubes cause “significantly less trauma and significantly less bleeding,” and less post-intubation nasal pain after nasal intubation, when compared to standard-tip tubes. Other clinical studies comparing Parker Flex-Tip tubes to standard-tip tubes have reported that the Parker tubes facilitated significantly faster and easier intubations, with a 100% first-attempt success rate, little or no impingement on surrounding tissues, and less post-operative hoarseness. Parker recently launched the first DEHP-free, Flex-Tip tubes with thin polyurethane cuffs, and expects to launch several new, patented products in Q1, 2013, that will facilitate an unprecedented level of intubation speed and airway safety. Parker is headquartered in Colorado and has research facilities in Ohio. For more information, please visit www.parkermedical.com

About Mercury Medical

Mercury Medical was established in 1963. Its primary focus is to bring new and evolving medical technology/devices to the market, whether developed by outside individuals, companies or through its own design. Mercury recently launched the first self-contained disposable Neo-Tee® T-piece resuscitation system as well as its Flowsafe® family of disposable CPAP systems. Mercury distributes its products in over 70 countries and is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. For more information, please visit www.mercurymed.com.

Mercury Medical®
11300 – 49th Street North
Clearwater, Florida 33762-4807
Contact: George Howe,
Executive Vice President
800.237.6418
www.mercurymed.com