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Merit Medical is member of new index

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SOUTH JORDAN — Merit Medical Systems Inc. said Friday it has been selected as a founding member of the new Nasdaq Health Care Index and that its shares have been added to the index.

The new index is a market value weighted index that contains 542 Nasdaq-listed companies that are classified by the FTSE Global Classification System as "health," "pharmaceutical" or "biotechnology." They include health maintenance organizations and companies involved in hospital management and long-term care, medical equipment and supplies or other health-care, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

South Jordan-based Merit develops, manufactures and distributes disposable medical accessories