Haemonetics Announces New Subsidiary, Haemonetics Software Solutions


BRAINTREE, Mass., ROSEMONT, Ill. and EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 24 / -- Haemonetics Corporation announced today the formation of Haemonetics Software Solutions, Inc. to provide innovative information technology solutions to the blood and plasma collection industries.

Haemonetics Software Solutions is the result of a merger between two Haemonetics subsidiaries: 5D Information Management, Inc. ("5D") and Information Data Management, Inc. ("IDM"). 5D is recognized as a market leader in providing information technology to the plasma industry while IDM's expertise is in developing blood bank applications. The merger will allow Haemonetics to better service customers and to leverage the strengths of both companies as it develops future generations of software solutions. The new name, Haemonetics Software Solutions, puts the strong Haemonetics' brand behind the information technology systems.

Tony Pare, Vice President and General Manager for Haemonetics' Global Services, said, "This merger allows us to operate towards a common product roadmap and deliver software and service solutions that address all facets of the blood supply chain. The combined development strength will allow us to invest, at a faster pace, in industry-first solutions that address increasing pressures in donor availability, regulatory compliance and the overall cost of producing and delivering blood components."

Haemonetics Software Solutions will operate out of the existing 5D and IDM locations in Edmonton, Canada and Rosemont, Illinois. Haemonetics also announced that as a result of the merger, Tom Britton, formerly President of 5D, has been appointed President of Haemonetics Software Solutions, and Tim Coburn, formerly President of IDM, has been appointed Vice President of Business Development for Haemonetics' Global Services business.

Haemonetics (NYSE:HAE) is a global company engaged in the design, manufacture and worldwide marketing of automated blood processing systems and information technology to support blood collection and processing. These systems address important medical markets: surgical blood salvage, blood component collection, plasma collection, and blood component safety. To learn more about Haemonetics' products and markets, visit its websites at www.haemonetics.com/, www.5d.ca/, and http://www.idm.com/.

Contact:
Julie Fallon
Tel. (781) 356-9517,
Alternate Tel. (617) 320-2401
fallon@haemonetics.com

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