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Novadaq's SPY System receives clearance for use in organ transplant surgery
Date:1/17/2008

n the United States and today, more than 94,000 patients suffering from organ failure are on the waiting list. Kidney transplant procedure costs can range widely but most average from $25,000 to $150,000, depending on the extent of kidney disease and whether the patient has a deceased or living donor transplant. Liver transplant procedure costs can also range, but most average between $100,000 to $400,000, depending on time in the hospital ICU and extent of liver disease before transplantation. Costs can also vary greatly depending on a number of factors including the patient's health at baseline, rate of recovery, any pre-existing conditions and/or potential complications after surgery.

In addition to the clearance for organ transplant, Novadaq has also received a broader indication for the use of SPY in cardiovascular surgery, beyond the originally cleared indication in coronary artery bypass.

About Novadaq Technologies

Novadaq Technologies Inc. (TSX: NDQ) develops and commercializes medical imaging systems and real-time image guided therapies for use in the operating room. Novadaq's proprietary ICG imaging systems can be used to visualize blood vessels, nerves and the lymphatic system during a variety of surgical procedures. Novadaq's SPY Imaging System, commercially available worldwide, enables cardiac surgeons to visually assess coronary vasculature and bypass graft functionality during the course of heart bypass surgery. The SPY System is expandable to include upgrade kits for use during other surgeries such as plastic, reconstructive and organ transplant surgery allowing surgeons to evaluate blood flow and tissue and organ perfusion. In addition, SPY is ideal for use during urological procedures enabling surgeons to visualize vessels, tumors, the lymphatic system and potentially nerve bundles. Novadaq's OPTTX(R) System is aimed at the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) by using the same core
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