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Natus Medical Announces First of Kind Vista Ultrasound System

PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Natus Medical Incorporated (Nasdaq:BABY) today announced the launch of the Vista Ultrasound System. The Vista Ultrasound System is the first product in the market to enable the use of Ultrasound with an EMG workstation. The Vista Ultrasound System adds ultrasound capability to Natus' market leading EDX and UltraPro S100 EMG workstations. The new Vista Ultrasound System will be available worldwide.

The Vista Ultrasound system enables the performance of musculoskeletal and abdominal studies allowing the visualization of anatomic structures and landmarks useful in the diagnosis of peripheral nerve disorders. It is a complementary technology to EMG studies performed in the hospital or private practice.

"We are excited to bring this breakthrough technology to the electrodiagnostic market, and we believe that it sets a new standard for patient care in the EMG setting," said Jim Hawkins, President and CEO of Natus Medical Incorporated. "Natus is committed to working with our physician customers to develop innovative solutions that improve patient care. The Vista System is a great example of this commitment," continued Mr. Hawkins.

The Vista Ultrasound System is available with all new EDX and UltraPro S100 systems or as an upgrade to an existing system. It will be featured at the Natus Neurology booth at the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) and at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) meetings.

About Natus Medical Incorporated

Natus is a leading provider of healthcare products used for the screening, detection, treatment, monitoring and tracking of common medical ailments in newborn care, hearing impairment and neurological dysfunction.

Additional information about Natus Medical can be found at www.natus.com.

CONTACT: COMPANY CONTACT: Natus Medical Incorporated Jonathan A. Kennedy Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (925) 223-6700 InvestorRelations@Natus.comSource:Natus Medical Incorporated