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Millar Instruments Launches World's Smallest Sensor Tip Pressure-Volume Catheter

CHICAGO, Nov. 10 / -- Millar Instruments, Inc. developer and manufacturer of Mikro-Tip® pressure transducer catheters and pressure-volume (P-V) systems, today announced the expansion of its 1 French catheter line with the introduction of the PVR-1045 pressure-volume catheter.

With a catheter tip size of 1F (1/3 mm), the PVR-1045 is the smallest and least invasive sensor tip pressure-volume catheter available on the market. The smaller diameter gives researchers using Millar's pressure-volume systems (MPVS) a powerful new tool in the characterization of cardiovascular function by allowing access to smaller animals than ever before possible.

"This is truly an amazing achievement, providing researchers the ability to perform pressure-volume studies using a 1F catheter with our MPVS systems. We now have the smallest and only true turnkey solution for researchers," said Steve Price, Millar's vice-president of sales and marketing. "Millar has undisputedly built a reputation as the gold standard in the area of in vivo pressure measurements for over 36 years. We continue to be the innovator, not the imitator, of pressure and pressure-volume products, making us a trusted partner to the research community. Millar being referenced in over 1000 research papers is a testament to our reliability."

Millar Instruments encourages physicians and cardiovascular researchers to visit Booth 768 at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions conference being held in Chicago, Illinois, November 12-14, 2006. There will be a demonstration of the PVR-1045 as well as Millar's comprehensive offerings of Mikro-Tip® pressure transducer catheters and pressure-volume systems.

About Millar Instruments

Millar Instruments, Inc., designs, manufactures and markets Mikro-Tip® catheter pressure transducers for use by medical researchers and clinicians. This high-precision sensor technology allows pressure measurements to be taken at the source, without time delay or motion artifacts. Millar also markets a pressure-volume (P-V) system, capable of simultaneously measuring high fidelity left ventricular pressure and volume within the intact beating hearts of small animal models, such as transgenic mice and rats. An important part of Millar's success has come from working with medical researchers around the world. Millar Instruments is committed to being an integral part of this on- going research by developing products and systems that further promote medical advancements and discoveries.

Source: Millar Instruments, Inc.

CONTACT: Steve Price of Millar Instruments, Inc., +1-832-667-7138, or

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