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ADVAMED LOGO PROMOTING INDUSTRY CODE OF ETHICS AVAILABLE

June 23, 2006
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AdvaMed has created a logo for device and diagnostics manufacturers to display indicating their intent to abide by the principles of the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals.

The logo is meant to promote awareness of the code among industry, healthcare providers and the general public and "provide a visible symbol of medical technology companies' commitment to the ethical standards" embodied in the code, AdvaMed said.

Companies wishing to make use of the logo must sign a nonexclusive license agreement requiring them companies to self-certify they meet eight steps or elements in their implementation the code.

To view the logo and learn details of the licensing agreement, go to http://www.advamed.org/publicdocs/PR-337.htm (http://www.advamed.org/publicdocs/PR-337.htm).