Rule 24b-2 Confidential Treatment Brackets Indicate Omissions
O.E.M. SUPPLY CONTRACT
THIS AGREEMENT, effective as of September 24, 1990, by and between CARBOMEDICS, INC., a
corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Texas, with its principal office located at 1300-
B East Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas 78752 ("CMI") and HELIX BIOCORE, INC., a corporation organized
and existing under the laws of the State of Minnesota, with its principal office located at 3905 Annapolis Lane,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55447 (hereafter "Manufacturer").
1. Recitals and Definitions.
(a) Manufacturer's Business. Manufacturer desires to be engaged in the business of designing, manufacturing and
selling medical devices, including a proprietary cardiac valve prosthesis (the "Valve" as that term is defined in the
development agreement of even date herewith between CMI and Manufacturer hereinafter called the
(b) CMI's Business. CMI is engaged in the business of manufacturing mechanical components for cardiac valve
prostheses, particularly such components coated with its proprietary Pyrolite and Biolite pyrocarbon.
(c) Mechanical Heart Valve Components. The term "Mechanical Heart Valve Components", (hereafter
"Components"), means and includes mechanical Components for use in cardiac valve prostheses manufactured
by CMI according to the written specifications and drawings of the Manufacturer furnished to CMI which
Components are coated with Pyrolite and Biolite. The specifications are being developed pursuant to the
Development Agreement and will be attached to and made part of this Agreement as Exhibit A.
(d) Component Set. The term "Component Set" means an orifice, two leaflets, a stiffening ring, two lock rings,
and a lock wire.
(e) Sewing Cuffs. Pursuant to one or more purchase orders from Manufacturer, CMI will manufacture up to [*]
sewing cuffs for aortic or mitral applications.
[*] Denotes confidential information omitted pursuant to Rule 24b-2