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Medical Device Industry Expert Matthew Jenusaitis Joins Avantis Medical Board of Directors
Date:4/1/2009

able and treatable. The Third Eye Retroscope is an exciting product because it addresses technological limitations that lead to the well-documented 12-24 percent of polyps that can be missed during standard colonoscopy." (1 2 3)

"Matthew Jenusaitis will be an excellent addition to our board of directors because of his proven expertise in growing medical device companies and commercializing new products," said Fred Seddiqui, founder and chairman of the board of Avantis Medical. "We look forward to his insight as Avantis Medical continues commercial roll-out of the Third Eye Retroscope, backed by our February FDA clearance."

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

Avantis Medical Systems, Inc. markets the Third Eye Retroscope, an FDA-cleared, disposable, catheter-based camera indicated for use with a standard colonoscope to provide an additional view of the colon for diagnostic and detection purposes. Deployed through the instrument channel of a standard colonoscope, the Third Eye provides the physician with a backward view to complement the colonoscope's forward view of the lining of the colon. The device is commercially available to physicians who perform colonoscopies.

The Third Eye is the only technology cleared by the FDA to enhance polyp detection when used in conjunction with colonoscopy. The Third Eye has been shown in clinical studies to help physicians find 13.0% more polyps than a colonoscope alone.(4) Another recent study involving more than 10,000 cancer patients showed that standard colonoscopy missed many more polyps and cancers in the right-side of the colon than in the left side.(5) The Third Eye has been shown to be equally effective in detecting polyps on both the right-side and the left-side of the colon, when compared to the colonoscope alone.(6)

Avantis Medical is focused on delivering cost effective solutions for improved detecti
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