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DiFUSION Technologies Announces Company Launch Focused on Surgical Site Infections (SSIs)
Date:1/6/2009

on spine and complex deformity and degenerative disorders of the cervical spine. "Hospital born surgical site infections place a $5 billion annual burden on the U.S. health care system. Our technology has the potential to save $150 million in the spine segment alone, a tremendous savings for the health care industry."

DiFUSION is funded by angel investors, and the company will be seeking a second round of funding for marketing and sales support in order to roll out the medical device on a nationwide basis. Current investors are expected to participate in the upcoming round.

About DiFUSION Executives / Scientific Advisors:

Dr. Matthew Geck - DiFUSION Founder and Board Member. A leading board-certified orthopaedic surgeon in Austin, Texas, specifically focused on spine and scoliosis surgery and pediatric cervical. Dr. Geck is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society, where he participates in the Pediatric Spine Surgery Mission to Cali, Colombia, and is the founder of the Spinal Deformity Foundation.

Dr. Peter Whang - DiFUSION Scientific Advisory Board Member. Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut. Received an MD from the Duke University School of Medicine and a B.S. from Harvard University in Biochemistry. Widely read author on spinal infections, biological materials and bone graft substitutes.

Dr. Gary Ghiselli - DiFUSION Scientific Advisory Board Chair. A board-certified orthopaedic surgeon in Denver, Colorado, exclusively focused on spine and complex deformity and degenerative disorders of the cervical spine. Received an MD from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School and a B.S. from UCLA in Biochemistry.

Dr. Hyun Bae - DiFUSION Scientific Advisory Board Member. A board-certified orthopaedic
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