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Bacchus Vascular Names Scott Cramer as President and CEO

Experienced Sales Executive to Lead Growing Medical Device Firm

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacchus Vascular Inc., a leading provider of innovative medical devices used by interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons for the minimally invasive treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and other peripheral vascular disease, announced today that it has named Scott Cramer to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Cramer joined Bacchus Vascular earlier this year as Senior Vice President of Sales. Previously he served as Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales and Account Services for VNUS Medical Technologies (Nasdaq: VNUS) from 2000 until April, 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Cramer held senior management positions with EndoSonics Corporation and Cardiometrics, Inc., as well as management positions with Baxter Healthcare Corporation's cardiovascular division. Mr. Cramer holds a B.S. degree in Finance from the Philadelphia University.

"Scott Cramer has a broad background in the vascular disease and interventional field, a strong track record of introducing innovative medical technologies, and proven success developing new markets," said Elizabeth H. (Bess) Weatherman, Managing Director, Healthcare - Medical Devices for Warburg Pincus LLC, and a Director of Bacchus Vascular.

"Scott brings a wealth of experience to Bacchus Vascular, and we look forward to his leadership in the next phase of the Company's growth," added Thomas Fogarty, MD, Chairman of the Board of Bacchus Vascular.

The Company's previous President and CEO, R. Scott Rader, is relocating to the east coast to fulfill family obligations and pursue other business opportunities. He will remain on the Board of Directors of Bacchus Vascular.

"Scott Rader successfully led Bacchus Vascular through three years of product development, market introduction and clinical success with the Trellis device. We are grateful for his skilled leadership during this stage of the Company's development and are pleased that he will be remaining on the Board of Directors," said Dr. Fogarty.

About Bacchus Vascular

Bacchus Vascular, Inc. is a privately-held medical device company dedicated to the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Thomas Fogarty, a noted inventor and cardiovascular surgeon, founded the company with the vision of transforming blood clot removal from peripheral blood vessels into a fast, simple, minimally-invasive catheter-based procedure. Thousands of patients suffering from DVT and other occlusive vascular diseases have been treated worldwide to date using the company's Trellis(R) Peripheral Infusion System and other products.

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