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MedShape Solutions, Inc. Appoints Jack Blair and Tom Hills to Board of Directors; Announces Additions to Management Team
Date:10/7/2009

ATLANTA, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- MedShape Solutions, Inc, a developer of shape memory orthopedic devices, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jack Blair and Tom Hills to the Board of Directors effective immediately.

Mr. Blair has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field, including serving as the President of Richards Medical Company (Smith & Nephew) as well as the Non-executive Chairman of DJO, Inc., (formerly NYSE-listed sports medicine company). Jack currently serves as a Director of NuVasive, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVA), as Non-executive Chairman of Active Implants Corporation, and as a Director of Buckman Laboratories, a chemical company based in Memphis, TN.

"By leveraging the shape memory characteristics in PEEK Altera(TM), MedShape will be able to generate new implant designs and techniques that were previously not possible. I am very excited to be part of this innovative organization," concluded Blair.

Mr. Hills is currently President and Chief Investment Officer of Hills Capital Management, a Barrington, Illinois investment company which manages public and private investment funds and is the lead equity investor in MedShape Solutions, Inc. "Investment opportunities in platform technology companies like MedShape are rare and we are thrilled to be an integral part of it," stated Hills.

MedShape Solutions, Inc. also announced today the appointment of Jim Lorenzo as Vice President of Sales and Rick Leach as the Senior Director of Marketing.

Mr. Lorenzo has over 20 years of sales and sales management experience in orthopedics with a majority of those years with DePuy Orthopedics, a Johnson & Johnson company. "Having someone of Jim's caliber join our organization speaks volumes to the type of company we are building. Jim's relationships and knowledge of introducing orth
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