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AngioDynamics Awarded HealthTrust PICC Contract

ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AngioDynamics (Nasdaq:ANGO), a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology, today announced it signed an agreement with HealthTrust covering PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) products.

HealthTrust, which serves nearly 1,400 hospitals, 800 ambulatory surgery centers and members in more than 10,600 other locations, including physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites, has an annual purchasing volume that exceeds $23 billion.

"This is AngioDynamics' first PICC contract with HealthTrust," said Chuck Greiner, Senior Vice President of AngioDynamics' Global Vascular Access Franchise. "Today we have more than 20 GPO agreements and are in the strong position of having three of the top four systems with access to our extensive PICC portfolio, illustrating the importance of this segment to our growth strategy and our shared commitment to bringing clinical and economic value to their members."

Effective January 1, 2015, AngioDynamics' entire PICC portfolio, including its thromboresistant BioFlo PICC product line and Celerity tip location system, will be available to HealthTrust members. This is the company's seventh contract with HealthTrust, with its others covering fluid management, dialysis and core peripheral vascular products.

"HealthTrust's foundation is based on a rigorous, patient-focused selection process that ensures its members receive superior quality products at a sustainable price advantage," said Scott Centea, AngioDynamics' Vice President, North American Corporate Accounts. "AngioDynamics is proud to have been selected by HealthTrust for this agreement and we are committed to delivering innovative, quality vascular access technologies to the HealthTrust's membership."

About AngioDynamics

AngioDynamics Inc. is a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices used by professional healthcare providers for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology. AngioDynamics' diverse product lines include market-leading ablation systems, fluid management systems, vascular access products, angiographic products and accessories, angioplasty products, drainage products, thrombolytic products and venous products. More information is available at www.AngioDynamics.com.

About HealthTrust

HealthTrust (legally known as HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P.) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total cost management solutions, including supply chain solutions and a contract and service portfolio unparalleled in quality, scope and value. HealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com) serves 1,350 acute care facilities, 800 ambulatory surgery centers and members in more than 10,600 other locations, including physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, HealthTrust is closely integrated with the proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions, LLC (www.parallon.com), a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services, including revenue cycle management, workforce and technology solutions. On Twitter @healthtrustpg and @parallonconnect.

Trademarks

AngioDynamics, the AngioDynamics logo and BioFlo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of AngioDynamics Inc., an affiliate or a subsidiary. Celerity is trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Medical Components Inc.

Safe Harbor

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements regarding AngioDynamics' expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, business strategy, budgets, projected costs, capital expenditures, products, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management for future operations, as well as statements that include the words such as "expects," "reaffirms," "intends," "anticipates," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "optimistic," or variations of such words and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements. These forward looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Investors are cautioned that actual events or results may differ from AngioDynamics' expectations. Factors that may affect the actual results achieved by AngioDynamics include, without limitation, the ability of AngioDynamics to develop its existing and new products, technological advances and patents attained by competitors, future actions by the FDA or other regulatory agencies, domestic and foreign health care reforms and government regulations, results of pending or future clinical trials, overall economic conditions, the results of on-going litigation, the effects of economic, credit and capital market conditions, general market conditions, market acceptance, foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, the effects on pricing from group purchasing organizations and competition, the ability of AngioDynamics to integrate purchased businesses, as well as the risk factors listed from time to time in AngioDynamics' SEC filings, including but not limited to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended May 31, 2014, and its quarterly report on form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended August 31, 2014, and the current reports on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on October 9, 2014, Oct. 31, 2014, and November 14, 2014. AngioDynamics does not assume any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

CONTACT: Company Contact: AngioDynamics Inc. Mark Frost, CFO (800) 772-6446 x1981 mfrost@AngioDynamics.com Investor Relations Contacts: EVC Group, Inc. Michael Polyviou/Robert Jones (212) 850-6020; (646) 201-5447 mpolyviou@evcgroup.com; bjones@evcgroup.com Media Contact: EVC Group, Inc. Dave Schemelia (646) 201-5431 dave@evcgroup.comSource:AngioDynamics