Combitech Systems signs framework agreement with Gambro

Gambro Lundia has signed a framework agreement with Combitech Systems in
Malmö for the provision of consultancy services regarding the development
of software and electronics for future Gambro kidney treatment products.
The agreement is initially valued at MSEK 10 per year and requires that at
least
10 new people be employed at the Malmö site.

The agreement is the result of the global purchasing project being pursued
by Gambro with the intention of closely associating itself with strategic
expertise in current and future development projects. Gambro's products
are real-time systems used to control and monitor dialysis treatment with
a high degree of reliability and safety. The agreement is an important
step in Combitech System's corporate strategy development within safety-
critical products for medical-technical applications.

"By concluding this agreement, Gambro is indicating that CS is one of Gam-
bro's priority suppliers. Gambro intends to place total orders with a
single supplier, if the opportunity exists and it's favorable for both
parties," says Rune Thor, Software Director at Gambro's monitor division
in Lund.

Per-Ola Malm, Regional Director of Combitech Systems in Malmö says:
"Gambro is a top-priority customer, which means that we at Combitech Sy-
stems are striving to develop and maintain skills in areas relevant to
Gambro, as well as actively seeking ways to develop and support Gambro's
business. The framework agreement with Gambro means that we need to employ
an additional 10 qualified engineers."

Combitech Systems AB is a knowledge-based development company with specia-
list expertise in the field of technical real-time systems, which includes
advanced system and program development, electronic design, business deve-
lopment and training. Combitech Systems was established in 1992 and is
part of the Saab Group. The company currently has 300 consultants at ele-
ven locations in Sweden and abroad. Its 1999 turnover was around MSEK 160.
Like other companies within the Saab Group, Combitech Systems operates in-
dependently and with direct access to a network of high-tech expertise.
Approximately 80 per cent of orders are generated outside the Saab Group.
The majority of its customers are development departments at medium and
large Swedish companies in the data/telecommunications, transport, medi-
cal-technical, aerospace and defense industries. Combitech Systems has ISO
9001 certification.

Gambro is a global company in the medical-technical and healthcare indu-
stries. It is a leader in the kidney treatment products and care sectors
as well as in blood components technology. Gambro Healthcare is one of the
world's leading care providers of dialysis treatment for kidney diseases
with approximately 45,500 patients in 600 clinics around the world. Gambro
Renal Products focuses primarily on dialysis machines and filters, blood
tubing and dialysis concentrate. Gambro BCT manufactures products for the
donation, separation and treatment of blood components. The Group has a
turnover of approximately MSEK 20,000 and has around 18,000 employees in
40 countries.

For further information, please contact:
Per-Ola Malm, Regional Director, Combitech Systems AB phone+46 (0)708-89 51 40

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