Atrion International Inc.

Atrion International Inc.

April 23, 2007 10:44 ET

Atrion International and Actio Sign Strategic Alliance to Offer Chemical Management Solution

MONTREAL, QUEBEC and PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE--(CCNMatthews - April 23, 2007) - Atrion International and Actio Corporation have partnered to offer a Chemical Management Solution (CMS) - a comprehensive, web-delivered solution for pre-screening and managing chemical information and inbound (M) SDS across the supply chain. CMS links all stages of the chemical lifecycle, thereby reducing chemical handling and purchasing costs, while providing mission-critical product information throughout the enterprise.

Highlights of CMS include: project/product lifecycle management where product definition is linked to the acquisition of chemicals and formulation of manufacturing process documents; the capability to link remote locations to streamline and consolidate the chemical approval process; and a flexibility that enables organizations to use CMS modules as standalone solutions or in combination with other CMS modules.

Patrick J. Lavoie, CEO Atrion International, stated "with customized solutions like the CMS, our customers can utilize current resources more fully, plan effectively for future improvements, and strengthen their competitive advantage."

Russ McCann, President of Actio echoed these sentiments when he said "Actio and Atrion's partnership leverages each company's core competencies, and creates a solution that brings a new degree of efficiency to the chemical life cycle. Regulatory and corporate environmental responsibility issues are streamlined with more precise data-available on demand."

Atrion International Inc.

Atrion International Inc., founded in 1989, is the leading developer of solutions combining regulatory expertise and industry-leading technology in a single enterprise-wide application to help create, manage and distribute a variety of hazard communication documents and reports in over 40 languages. Atrion provides an innovative approach for manufacturing organizations with Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) departments tasked with managing hazardous and regulated materials. Atrion enables enterprises to easily and cost-effectively respond to global legislative changes as well as identify and control any existing or future regulatory compliance risk. Atrion International is a global software company with headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, offices in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific (Australia).

Actio Corporation

Since 1996, Actio has been helping companies and millions of their employees, in a wide range of industries, to cost-effectively manage the complexities surrounding the use of chemicals in the workplace. Actio is a leading business service provider for chemical lifecycle management. Our chemical management portfolio manages all phases of the chemical life cycle, enables corporations to use a "best practices" approach to chemical handling and manages the regulatory requirements surrounding the use of chemicals in the workplace. Actio Corporation is a global software company headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Mumbai, India.

For more information: Call +1.888.8ATRION (NA) or +31.24.329.7420 (EU) today.

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Atrion is a registered trademark of Atrion International Inc. CMS-Chemical Management Solution is a registered trademark of Actio Corporation. All other company and product names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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