Net sales of hemostat products (mainly consisting of D-Stat(R) Dry, D-Stat Flowable, and D-Stat Radial) were $5.5 million, down 6% from the year-ago fourth quarter and a 4% decline from the September quarter level. "The hemostatic patch market remains intensely competitive and price sensitive," Mr. Root said. "In mid-2011, we launched the new Silver versions of our D-Stat Dry and Thrombix(R) products, which add an antimicrobial agent. We believe these new products will help us maintain our market-leading position in the hemostat patch market in 2012."
Vascular Solutions will host a live webcast starting at 3:30 p.m., Central Time today to discuss the information contained in this press release. The live webcast may be accessed on the investor relations portion of the company's web site at www.vasc.com . An audio replay of the call will be available until Wednesday, February 8, 2012, by dialing and entering conference ID# 3945548. A recording of the call will also be archived on the Company's web site, www.vasc.com until Wednesday, February 8, 2012. During the conference call the Company may answer one or more questions concerning business and financial developments and trends, the Company's view on earnings forecasts and new product development and financial matters affecting the Company, some of the responses to which may contain information that has not been previously disclosed.