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First Use in a Patient of The InfraReDx LipiScan(TM) Coronary Imaging System
Date:5/15/2008

, director of the cardiac catheterization laboratories and co-director of cardiac research at Beaumont, Royal Oak. "This information tells us immediately what length of stent (tiny mesh "scaffold" to hold an artery open) to use and where to place it in patients with severe narrowings. Based on further research, this novel device may help determine which type of stent -- bare metal or drug-eluting - is best for the patient."

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (https://www.beaumonthospitals.com/files/imce/pdfs/news/Infraredx_Release_f rom _FDA.pdf) (due to the length of URL, please cut and paste into browser) approved The LipiScan Coronary Imaging System in late April.

First patient case to be presented at EuroPCR Conference this week

The results of the first use in patients of this system will be presented by Drs. Renu Virmani, M.D. and Gregg Stone, M.D. at the EuroPCR conference (http://www.europcronline.com/) taking place this week in Barcelona, Spain from May 13-16, 2008.

About The LipiScan Coronary Imaging System

The LipiScan Coronary Imaging System is a catheter-based device that uses laser light to detect how much fat and other substances are contained in a plaque. The identification of the chemical composition of coronary plaques is expected to be of value to cardiologists in the selection of medical, stenting or surgical therapy for coronary lesions. The device is also expected to be of value to the pharmaceutical industry as a means to assess the effect of novel anti-atherosclerotic agents on lipid core plaque burden.

"The InfraReDx team is pleased that the LipiScan Coronary Imaging System has been validated in tissue samples and a clinical study and has been cleared by the FDA for use in patients. We understand the great potential of interventional cardio
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