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Cyberonics Provides Update on Depression Post-Approval Study
Date:7/24/2009

HOUSTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cyberonics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYBX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") has approved the company's proposal to amend the protocol of its D-21 post-approval dosing study in depression patients treated with VNS Therapy(TM).

The company submitted a proposal in November 2008 to reduce the number of study subjects from 460 to 330 and completed enrollment of 331 study subjects in February 2009. With this decision from the FDA, the company expects to complete the follow-up on all patients enrolled in the study by March 2010.

About Cyberonics, Inc. and VNS Therapy(TM)

Cyberonics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYBX) is a medical technology company with core expertise in neuromodulation. The company developed and markets the Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Therapy(TM) System, which is FDA-approved for the treatments of refractory epilepsy and treatment-resistant depression. The VNS Therapy System uses a surgically implanted medical device that delivers pulsed electrical signals to the vagus nerve. Cyberonics markets the VNS Therapy System in selected markets worldwide.

Additional information on Cyberonics, Inc. and VNS Therapy(TM) is available at www.cyberonics.com and www.vnstherapy.com.

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