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UPDATED: Evalve(R) Completes $60 Million Series D Financing
Date:12/4/2007

ergent Medical Ventures.

"We welcome Ryan to the board where his expertise and experience will be an important resource for Evalve as we move forward toward commercialization," said Ms. Powell. "At the same time, we are pleased that Dr. Fogarty will continue to be involved with the company. His contributions have been a strong factor in our success throughout our history and in the development of the MitraClip device."

EVEREST Study Continues Enrollment

The EVEREST II study continues at more than 35 centers in North America with more than 300 patients enrolled and more than 300 MitraClip devices implanted to date. Investigators are currently enrolling patients in both arms of the EVEREST II study -- a randomized, controlled arm and a high risk registry arm -- with the goal of completing enrollment by the end of 2008.
Enrollment in the study is open to a range of patients:

-- Patients with either degenerative or functional MR.

-- Patients who are good surgical candidates and are open to the option of

a less invasive approach.

-- High risk patients who are not good candidates for surgery will be

enrolled in the EVEREST High Risk Registry until enrollment is complete

in this arm by the end of 2007.

The EVEREST II (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair STudy) randomized study is evaluating the safety and efficacy of the MitraClip device compared to surgical mitral valve repair or replacement. This prospective, randomized, multi-center study will enroll 279 patients at up to 42 sites in the United States and Canada. Patients are randomized 2:1 to receive the MitraClip device. Patients who are interested in participation in the study can call 1-877-MY-MR-FIX (1-877-696-7349). More information about the EVEREST II trial is available at http://www.mitralregurgitation.org.

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