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

logy and anticipate that this novel tool will assist physicians with the complex decisions they face in the management of patients with coronary artery disease," says James E. Muller, M.D., cardiologist, co- founder, President and CEO of InfraReDx, Inc.

Dr. Muller noted that the creation of this novel device was greatly aided by the support and expertise of Sanderling Ventures of San Mateo, California. "Robert McNeil, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board of InfraReDx, and Timothy Mills, Ph.D., InfraReDx Board member are managing directors of Sanderling and both have extensive experience in medical device development," said Dr. Muller. "Sanderling was a seed investor in Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, a company that pioneered development of balloon angioplasty and was acquired by Guidant. With the development of the LipiScan Coronary Imaging System, Sanderling is again contributing to a major step forward in providing a useful tool with which interventional cardiologists may improve the care of cardiac patients."

"There is a real unmet medical need to identify lipid core containing plaques of interest in the coronary arteries, which before now we could not do," says James Goldstein, M.D., an interventional cardiologist and consultant to InfraReDx. "The ability to detect lipid core containing plaques of interest may go a long way in providing information to help prevent heart attacks in the near future."

Coronary artery disease, which causes heart attacks and chest pain, is the single leading cause of death in America, according to the web site for the American Heart Association. It accounts for one of every five deaths in America.

About InfraReDx, Inc.

InfraReDx, Inc. is a science-based medical device company with expertise in near-infrared spectroscopic (NIRS) technology and its application to coronary imaging. The company, located in Burlington, Mass., was founded in 1998 to meet the unmet medical need for detection and identification of
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