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Sound Surgical Technologies Welcomes Dr. Mark Schafer as New Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Research & Development

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Surgical Technologies LLC, creator of the VASER(R) Lipo System, has recruited internationally renowned ultrasonic scientist Mark Schafer, Ph.D. as the company's new Chief Technology Officer and VP of Research and Development.

"Dr. Schafer is a welcome addition to the team," said Sound Surgical Technologies CEO Dan Goldberger. "His unrivaled knowledge in the field of ultrasonic technology will help us take VASER to the next level and develop a comprehensive suite of products for the body shaping market," concluded Goldberger.

Dr. Schafer is an internationally recognized expert in ultrasonic technology, with over 25 years of design and development experience. He is currently Vice President of the Ultrasonic Industry Association (UIA), Chairman of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Ultrasound Technical Committee, and serves on the Board of Governors of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). Dr. Schafer holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University, an M.S. in Acoustics from Pennsylvania State University and an S.B. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been published over 40 times and has been issued 13 patents.

"I am very excited to join Sound Surgical Technologies," said Dr. Schafer. "The VASER Lipo System is a first-class, versatile platform that I can use to create a wide range of aesthetic products."

Founded in 1998, Sound Surgical Technologies placed its first VASER Lipo System on the market in March 2001. An alternative to traditional tumescent liposuction, the VASER -- Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance -- Lipo System uses advanced ultrasonic energy to selectively break apart unwanted fat, while preserving other important connective tissue. VASER Lipo physicians report smooth, predictable results, improved skin retraction and fast patient recovery. With VASER Lipo, physicians can perform a wide range of body contouring applications -- from significant fat reduction to precise sculpting on all areas of the body. More than 70,000 procedures have been performed worldwide using the VASER System.

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