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SMALLCAP SENTINEL: DME FIRMS SEEN AS LIKELY ACQUISITION CANDIDATES AS INDUSTRY CONSOLIDATION CONTINUE

June 14, 2006
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"Several emerging-growth companies in the durable medical equipment (DME) sector may be logical acquisition candidates as the momentum toward consolidation within the DME sector continues," stated SmallCap Sentinel analyst D.R. Clark. "Recent news reports are replete with startling statistics indicating that the growing baby boomer population represents near-term future orthopedic needs that may indeed outstrip the supply of surgeons to implant them." PrimeZone (http://www.primezone.com/newsroom/news.html?ref=nrdigest&vid=6290&topic=256&d=100540)