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Avantis Medical Systems Announces Key Addition to Scientific Advisory Board
Date:2/24/2009

e Third Eye helps visualize blind spots in the colon that may not be seen with the colonoscope alone. The device is commercially available to physicians who perform colonoscopies.

About Avantis Medical Systems, Inc. and Third Eye(R) Retroscope(R)

Avantis Medical Systems, Inc. is focused on delivering cost effective solutions for improved detection and prevention of cancers of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The company's FDA cleared, CE Marked, Third Eye Retroscope is a novel, disposable, chip-on-catheter digital imaging device, designed to complement visualization provided by most standard colonoscopes for detection of cancer in the colon.

The "chip-on-catheter" platform of the Third Eye Retroscope is also the basis for other products under development by Avantis Medical to screen, assess and treat cancers throughout the body. Avantis Medical has an extensive portfolio of patents covering innovative devices based on the convergent technologies of micro-chips, enhanced video processing and catheter based delivery systems. For more information, visit www.avantismedical.com or www.getthirdeye.com.

(1) Pickhardt, P.J.; Nugent, P.A.; Mysliwiec, P.A.; et al. Location of adenomas missed by optical colonoscopy. Annals of Internal Medicine 141(5):352-360, 2004.

(2) Pabby, A.; Schoen, R.E.; Weissfeld, J.L.; et al. Analysis of colorectal cancer occurrence during surveillance colonoscopy in the dietary Polyp Prevention Trial. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 61(3):385-391, 2005.

(3) Rex, D.K.; Cutler, C.S.; Lemmel, G.T.; et al. Colonoscopic miss rates of adenomas determined by back-to-back colonoscopies. Gastroenterology 112(1):24-28, 1997.

(4) Waye, J.D.; Rex, D.K.; et al. The Third Eye Retroscope Auxiliary Endoscopy System Improves Detection of Polyps
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