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I-Flow, LLC, a Kimberly-Clark Health Care Company, Announces Single Source Agreement for ON-Q Products with Novation

  I-Flow, LLC, a Kimberly-Clark Health Care Company, Announces Single Source
                  Agreement for ON-Q Products with Novation

PR Newswire

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- I-Flow announced today that
the company has been awarded a single source national purchasing agreement by
Novation, a health care group purchasing organization (GPO). The agreement
covers I-Flow's flagship ON-Q ^ products for incisional, nerve block and
trauma use, including ON-Q C-bloc, ON-Q PainBuster, ON-Q SilverSoaker
Catheters and ON-Q disposable and fluid tunnelers. The new agreement became
effective October 1, 2012.

"Novation is the largest GPO in the U.S. and this award is further
confirmation that I-Flow's ON-Q Pain Relief System is the number one physician
choice in non-narcotic ambulatory infusion systems," said Chris Barys, General
Manager of I-Flow. "We are proud to be selected again by Novation to supply
our products which improve patients' post-surgical recovery and reduce
hospital costs."

About Novation

Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply chain expertise
and contracting company for the more than 65,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC,
two national health care alliances, Children's Hospital Association, an
alliance of the nation's leading pediatric facilities, and Provista, LLC.
Novation provides alliance members with sourcing services, as well as
information and data services. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation develops and
manages competitive contracts with more than 600 suppliers. VHA, UHC, and
Provista members used Novation contracts to purchase more than $40 billion in
2011. Novation recently earned the coveted Ethics Inside Certification from
Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank dedicated to the
research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance.
Novation was also named on Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies list,
and is the only company in the health care industry to earn both distinctions.
To learn more about Novation, please visit the newly designed novationco.com
and follow @NovationNews.

About ON-Q

The ON-Q Pain Relief System provides continuous infusion of a local anesthetic
at or near the patient's surgical site for effective, non-narcotic
post-surgical pain relief for days, getting patients back on their feet
faster. It reduces patients' need for narcotics and decreases the potential
for breakthrough pain. The system is simple, yet elegant and requires little
management or intervention by the patient or caregiver. The device is
completely portable and can be carried in a pouch or attached to a patient's
clothing.

About I-Flow

I-Flow, LLC, a Kimberly-Clark Health Care Company, is a global market leader
in acute non-narcotic management systems, driving innovative clinical
applications for surgical procedures and regional anesthesia that improve
outcomes and advance patient care. Led by its flagship line, the ON-Q Pain
Relief System (ON-Q) provides reliable and simple non-narcotic, regional
anesthesia therapies that are redefining post-surgical recovery by eliminating
many of the side effects customarily associated with narcotics. Clinical
studies have shown that patients who receive ON-Q products generally return to
normal faster after surgery, resulting in shorter hospital stays, reduced
costs and higher patient satisfaction. I-Flow offers a comprehensive suite of
kits and trays for performing peripheral nerve blocks, providing an unmet need
and total product solution for I-Flow's clinician customers. As part of
I-Flow's total solution, the Company offers in-depth training, education,
consulting and clinical support along with best-in-class medical device
expertise. For more information, visit www.myON-Q.com.

SOURCE Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Website: http://www.kimberly-clark.com
Website: http://www.myon-q.com
Contact: Rachel Stein, I-Flow, LLC, +1.949.598.5623, Rachel.Stein@kcc.com
 
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