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Volcano Announces OCT Activities at EuroPCR 2009
Date:5/19/2009

Volcano's Axsun Laser - At the Heart of OCT

SAN DIEGO and BARCELONA, Spain, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC), a leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of products for the diagnosis of coronary and peripheral artery disease, today highlights its technology leadership position in the emerging field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) at the EuroPCR conference in Barcelona, Spain.

Volcano's wholly owned subsidiary, Axsun, has developed what we believe to be a truly revolutionary new class of ultra-miniaturized external cavity lasers that are expected to power the highest performance OCT systems for intracoronary and other medical imaging segments. These lasers are orders of magnitude smaller and more robust than any high performance medical imaging laser commercially available today. Smaller than individual keys on a laptop keyboard, the ultra-miniaturized Axsun lasers provide remarkable performance and reliability in a package nearly impervious to shock and vibration. The result is an optical engine that is expected to enable broad proliferation of OCT imaging into a number of medical fields in a wide variety of form factors.

In addition to powering Volcano's own future OCT systems, Volcano also supplies this new laser source to LightLab for use in their state-of-the-art OCT imaging system through Axsun Technologies (a wholly owned Volcano subsidiary), as previously announced.

Scott Huennekens, President and CEO of Volcano, commented, "We know from our many years of experience in the IVUS imaging business that simplicity, reliability and cost-effectiveness are just as important to the medical field as imaging performance and resolution. To date, development of the OCT market has been hampered because the lasers used were expensive, cumbersome and n
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