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Kensey Nash Announces Exclusive License of Optical Guidance Patent to Enhance Chronic Total Occlusion Platform
Date:11/2/2007

ining this platform going forward to enhance our ability to safely and efficiently cross and stent these difficult lesions."

Chronic Total Occlusions are described by thought leaders as the "last frontier" of interventional cardiology. It is estimated that 30-50% of people diagnosed with coronary artery disease have at least one CTO, yet they are rarely treated due to the difficult nature of the condition. By most definitions, CTOs are complete blockages of a vessel that have been present for at least one month and are extremely difficult to cross with conventional guidewire techniques. Often patients are not treated at all or are referred for bypass surgeries, yet if minimally invasive interventional treatment is possible, patient outcomes and one-year survival rates can be significantly improved.

"We are very pleased to add this patent to our CTO intellectual property portfolio," commented Joseph W. Kaufmann, President and CEO of Kensey Nash Corporation. "By building upon the foundation of our current technology, we expect to broaden the Safe-Cross System's capabilities as we develop additional tools to further improve clinical outcomes in both coronary and peripheral CTO procedures," he concluded.

About Kensey Nash Corporation

Kensey Nash Corporation is a leading medical technology company providing innovative solutions and technologies for a wide range of medical procedures. The Company provides an extensive range of products into multiple medical markets, primarily in the endovascular, sports medicine and spine markets. Many of the products are based on the Company's significant expertise in the design, development, manufacturing and processing of absorbable biomaterials, which has led to partnerships to commercialize technologies. Kensey Nash has also commercialized a series of innovative products through its own direct endovascular sales force. The Company is known as a pioneer in the field of arterial puncture closure, as the inventor
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