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Pulmonx Announces New President and CEO Michael A. Baker to Lead Interventional Pulmonology Company
Date:7/15/2009

me Reduction (ELVR) therapy(1, 2). By helping physicians to identify the presence of collateral ventilation, the Chartis System may enable them to better identify patients who could benefit from endobronchial valve therapy.

The FDA clearance follows Pulmonx's recent acquisition of Emphasys Medical, which added Emphasys' Zephyr family of endobronchial valves for ELVR to the company's proprietary portfolio of diagnostic and therapeutic products. The Zephyr endobronchial valves are already CE marked and commercially available in many countries around the world. Pulmonx intends to begin international commercialization of the Chartis system as soon as it receives the CE mark.

"This is an exciting time for all of us here at Pulmonx," commented Mike Baker, President and CEO of Pulmonx. "With the completion of the acquisition of Emphasys Medical, Inc. and 510K clearance of our Chartis System, Pulmonx is poised to become a leader in the treatment of pulmonary disorders such as severe emphysema. These new technologies have the potential to cost-effectively improve the health of literally millions of patients globally and I'm extremely enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead this outstanding team as we work to commercialize these breakthrough products and build a strong franchise in Interventional Pulmonology."

About Pulmonx

Pulmonx Corporation, based in Redwood City, Calif., is focused on developing and marketing minimally-invasive medical devices and technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary disorders. Pulmonx is venture funded by Montreux Ventures, MedVenture Associates, DeNovo Ventures, Latterell Ventures, Covidien Ventures and Posco Bioventures.

(1) Aljuri N, Freitag L. Validation and pilot clinical study of a new bronchoscopic method to measure collateral ventilation prior to endobronchial lung volume reduction. J Appl Physiol. 2009;
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