SOURCE: Vital Signs, Inc.

November 29, 2005 16:05 ET

Vital Signs Announces Acquisition

TOTOWA, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 29, 2005 -- VITAL SIGNS, INC. (NASDAQ: VITL) today announced that its Swedish subsidiary, Vital Signs Sweden AB, had acquired Futall AB for $2,000,000 plus other consideration.

Futall AB is the owner of the intellectual property rights underlying Vital Signs C-CO2 Indicator, a product designed to guard against the accidental intubation of the esophagus.

Terry Wall, Vital Signs President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Accidental intubation of the esophagus has been a well known problem and use of the C-CO2 product will be extremely useful to first responders and clinical personnel to confirm that tracheal intubation has successfully been performed. Through the acquisition of Futall AB, our Swedish subsidiary will be able to offer products similar to our C-CO2 product to other manufacturers on an OEM basis. We believe that carbon dioxide detection should be the gold standard for providing care to patients requiring intubation."

The C-CO2 product is available from Vital Signs. Potential OEM customers may find out more about purchasing carbon dioxide indicator products by contacting Vital Signs Sweden AB at 011-46-3186-8878.

Vital Signs, Inc. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture and market single-use medical products for anesthesia, respiratory and critical care. Vital Signs also manufactures CPAP and ventilation equipment through its Breas Medical subsidiary and provides sleep diagnostic testing services through its subsidiary, Sleep Services of America. Vital Signs provides high level consulting services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries though its Stelex, Inc. subsidiary. Vital Signs is ISO 9001 certified and has CE Mark approval for its products.

All statements in this press release other than historical statements constitute Forward-Looking Statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from such statements as a result of a variety of factors, including factors referred to by Vital Signs in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2004.

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