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PYXIS SIGNS CO-MARKETING AGREEMENT

 SAN DIEGO, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Pyxis Corp., the leading provider of automated systems for hospital medications and supplies (NASDAQ-NMS: PYXS), today reported the signing of a multiyear co- marketing agreement with Abbott Laboratories' Hospital Products Division, according to Ronald Taylor, Pyxis chairman and chief executive officer.
 "We see this as an excellent opportunity to combine marketing efforts with a recognized leader in the healthcare industry," said Taylor. "Co-marketing alliances are an important element of our marketing strategy and Abbott exemplifies the type of company with which we seek to align ourselves."
 Under the agreement, Abbott has been granted the right to offer Pyxis' MEDSTATION System in combination with Abbott products to hospitals in the United States. The agreement outlines terms and conditions, including pricing, for the installation of Pyxis systems by Abbott customers.
 Abbott is expected to begin co-marketing the MEDSTATION System in early 1994.
 The Pyxis MEDSTATION System consists of a network of modular stations typically located on patient care floors throughout a hospital. Medications are stored in the stations, which link with a central computer connected to hospital information systems.
 Using a personal password and command driven screen, nurses can access medications from the units. Each use of a medication is electronically captured, and the corresponding information is sent to hospital information systems, providing usage, inventory and billing information.
 Pyxis Corp. was founded in 1987 to develop and manufacture systems designed to increase efficiency and productivity in hospitals. Pyxis systems are currently used in over 550 hospitals, nationwide.
 Abbott Laboratories is a worldwide manufacturer of health care products, employing 49,000 people. In 1992, the company's sales and net earnings were $7.9 billion and $1.2 billion, respectively, with earnings per share of $1.47.
 NOTE TO EDITORS: MEDSTATION is a registered trademark of Pyxis Corp.
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 /CONTACT: Nadine Padilla of Pyxis, 619-625-6450; or Regina Lemke of Abbott Laboratories, 708-937-0822/
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