MURRAY HILL, N.J, Mar. 22 -- C.R. Bard Inc. has signed an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement with Strongsville, Ohio-based Lumitex Inc. for marketing rights to the Bard Light technology and certain other future devices. The Bard Light device employs technology developed by Lumitex to illuminate deep body cavities commonly encountered in urological and gynecological surgical procedures. The device, which will be available immediately, is to be marketed through Bard's urological division, based in Covington, Ga. We believe the Bard Light will positively impact the way many urological and gynecological operations are performed by leading to more accurate and time-efficient procedures, said William H. Longfield, Bard's chairman and CEO.