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BridgePoint Medical Completes First U.S. Clinical Case Using CrossBoss and Stingray Devices in CTO Angioplasty Procedure
Date:3/11/2009

The patient was released from the hospital the day after the procedure.

Annually 1.3 million worldwide patients suffer from chronic total occlusions of coronary arteries. Interventional cardiologists are currently unable to broadly treat patients with chronic total occlusions, which comprise approximately one third of all patients diagnosed with coronary artery disease. For these patients, a common alternative is open heart bypass surgery or palliative medical care.

"We are very excited about the start of our United States clinical trial," said Chad Kugler, Co-Founder, President and General Manager of BridgePoint Medical. "We believe that our crossing systems will be demonstrated to provide a viable non-surgical alternative to this challenging form of heart disease."

About BridgePoint Medical

BridgePoint Medical, Inc. is a privately held company established in 2006 to design, develop and commercialize new technologies and techniques to treat challenging coronary artery disease. Investors include New Enterprise Associates, Polaris Venture Partners, Foundation Medical Partners and Michael Berman.

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