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AEQUITRON MEDICAL ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH ONE OF NATION'S LARGEST HOME HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

 MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Aequitron Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: AQTN) announced today that Homedco, Inc. has selected Aequitron's Model LP6 Plus and LP10 as the ventilators of choice for its 200-plus offices nationwide. Homedco, one of the largest home health care providers in the nation, is expected to purchase approximately 400 Aequitron ventilators in the next year. The Aequitron ventilators will be used to service over 80 percent of the patients that rent ventilators from Homedco.
 According to Patrick Johnson, Homedco's corporate director of procurement services, the quality of Aequitron's equipment and its ability to meet the needs of the vast majority of patients were the primary reasons Homedco selected the Aequitron ventilators. "We conducted an exhaustive study among all of our product offerings in an effort to standardize our equipment purchases and rentals," he said. "We asked, 'if you had to pull a product off the shelf for someone in your own family, what would you select?' In the case of ventilators, the overwhelming response was the Aequitron LP6 Plus or LP10."
 Aequitron Medical's President and CEO Jim Hickey said, "I am delighted with Homedco's decision. They are a growing, first class organization committed to quality. We are pleased to have the opportunity to participate in their growth."
 Homedco, Inc., headquartered in Southern California, is one of the largest home health care companies in the nation with 4,600 employees covering 46 states.
 Aequitron Medical, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets electronic respiratory products for home health care and hospital use; and wheelchair lifts and automobile hand controls for the mobility impaired. The company's common stock is traded on the National Market System under the NASDAQ symbol AQTN.
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 /CONTACT: David Neuger, (home) 612-699-6730, or Ed Neuger, (home) 612-929-0945, both of Edwin Neuger and Associates, 612-333-6621, for Aequitron Medical/


CO: Aequitron Medical, Inc.; Homedco, Inc. ST: Minnesota, California IN: MTC SU: CON

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