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AEQUITRON MEDICAL NAMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

AEQUITRON MEDICAL NAMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
 MINNEAPOLIS, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Aequitron Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: AQTN) announced today that it has named Morris A. Bierig as vice president of research and development. Bierig brings over 20 years of technical and management experience in the medical products industry to Aequitron.
 Before joining Aequitron, Bierig was manager of product engineering with Ohmeda, a $300 million international medical equipment subsidiary of The BOC Group, Inc. He was responsible for managing product development and initiating research and development business strategies, as well as managing departmental expenses and capital budget generation. He also headed Ohmeda's Special Products Development Group which created new products for the company's rapidly expanding international markets. Previously, Bierig was group manager of equipment development and engineering for Ohmeda and also has served as manager for engineering services. He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his master's in business administration from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
 "Our ability to fill this key position with such a capable individual as Mo Bierig is a real coup," said Curtis J. Olson, Aequitron president and CEO. "He has demonstrated the ability to manage both people and resources in a way that is cost-effective and congruent with Aequitron's focus and direction." Olson added, "We are optimistic that with the team of management professionals we now have on board, Aequitron is positioned to continue strengthening its presence in the medical device industry."
 Aequitron Medical, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets electronic 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, 612-333-6621 or (Home) 699-6730; or Ed Neuger, 612-333-6621 or (Home) 929-0945, both of Edwin Neuger & Associates for Aequitron Medical/
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