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Three Industry Veterans Join Ascension Orthopedics
Date:6/13/2008

ic, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. "He brings the kind of seasoned leadership that will be required as we continue to branch out in a worldwide market where regulations constantly evolve," explains Miclot. During his nearly 30 years of experience, Furr has also held senior positions at Boston Scientific, Bristol-Myers Squibb/Zimmer and Greer Laboratories. He holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Texas State University and an M.S. degree in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs from the Temple University School of Pharmacy.

Ascension Orthopedics secured $21 million in a Series D financing in January 2008. Frazier Healthcare Ventures lead this round of funding as the majority investor. "We appreciate Frazier's investment in Ascension. Their commitment to our company has enabled us to hire these talented executives," said Miclot.

About Ascension Orthopedics, Inc.

Ascension Orthopedics started in Austin, Texas in 1996. In 2001, Ascension received FDA PMA approval for its first product, an innovative pyrolytic carbon total joint replacement for the MCP (Knuckle) joint of the hand. The company has since increased its joint replacement product line to include implants for the shoulder, elbow, wrist, fingers and toes. Ascension Orthopedics is dedicated to the development of orthopedic implants for upper and lower extremities. Ascension's mission is to help surgeons treat patients suffering from pain and dysfunction, by developing state of the art orthopedic products. Ascension Orthopedics sells products in the United States and in more than 20 foreign countries worldwide. For further information, please visit http://www.ascensionortho.com/.

About Frazier Healthcare

Investing since 1991, Frazier Healthcare Ventures is one of the nation's leading providers of venture and growth equity capital to emerging biopharma, medical device and healthcare service companies. Wi
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