08/28/2007

Mizuho OSI, Inc.

OSI And Parent Mizuho Combine To Rename Company

OSI, a leading designer and manufacturer of high quality, innovative medical products since 1978, has joined its parent company Mizuho Ikakogyo of Japan in renaming the company Mizuho OSI, Inc.

OSI was founded in 1978 as Orthopedics Systems, Inc., and was a subsidiary of the Mizuho Ikakogyo Co., Ltd., in Tokyo, Japan who acquired OSI in 2002. Mizuho is a leading surgical table manufacturer in Japan and Asia with significant share of the U.S. general surgery table market. Mizuho was founded in 1919.

"This is a logical strategic step as our markets become increasingly worldwide." said Steve Lamb, President of Mizuho OSI, Inc, "The blending of our names gives us instant recognition in the international markets we serve."

The same high quality products and services offered from OSI will continue to be delivered to worldwide customers under the new brand MIZUHOSI. The company offers a wide number of highly specialized surgical tables for spinal, hip and knee joint replacement and orthopedic trauma surgery as well as tables for comprehensive imaging required by today's minimally invasive procedures.

Mizuho OSI, Inc is also the nation's second largest supplier of over-bed traction equipment and offers an extensive line of patient care and pressure management products to hospitals and clinics around the world. Mizuho OSI Inc products are sold in the U.S. through direct sales representatives and worldwide through authorized international distributors.