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University Hospital of Bordeaux Officially Opens New Electrophysiology Lab
Date:12/4/2007

New Lab Features Installation of Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation System at

Prestigious Research Center

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS) announced today the official opening of the Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation System at the new electrophysiology (EP) lab at the University Hospital of Bordeaux, France. The lab is headed by Professors Michel Haissaguerre and Pierre Jais, whose discovery of the ectopic foci that trigger atrial fibrillation (AF) in 1998 paved the way for new ablation techniques for more effectively treating this disease which affects millions of people worldwide.

The new EP lab was unveiled today in a ceremony at which Alain Heriaud, General Director of CHU of Bordeaux, Bevil Hogg, CEO of Stereotaxis and Alain Juppe, Mayor of Bordeaux and president of the board of directors of CHU of Bordeaux, presided.

"We are very enthusiastic about the present and future applications for the Stereotaxis system, which represents an engineering tour de force," said Professor Haissaguerre. "Today the Stereotaxis system allows stable and precise catheter positioning potentially better than manual manipulation. Our initial experience on atrial fibrillation using the magnetic irrigated catheter is very promising, suggesting notably the potential for a higher safety margin in comparison with conventional manipulation while maintaining at least equivalent efficacy."

"Our next goal is to achieve complete automation of the many different techniques necessary for catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias and particularly atrial fibrillation. We hope our partnership with Stereotaxis will be mutually beneficial in achieving our goals of further understanding and treating the most complex rhythm disturbances leading to better patient care," Professor Haissaguerre concluded.

"The installation of the Stereotaxis Niobe(R) system in Bordeaux represents a significant milestone
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