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New Studies Confirm Safety, Effectiveness of Balloon Sinuplasty(TM) Technology for Chronic Sinusitis
Date:9/21/2008

elief they have been seeking," said Frederick A. Kuhn, M.D. of the Georgia Nasal and Sinus Institute in Savannah, and lead author of the one-year outcomes study.

"These multi-year data continue to affirm the safety and effectiveness of Balloon Sinuplasty(TM) technology. Patients can feel confident that this technology truly provides significant, durable improvement in sinus symptoms and overall quality of life," said otolaryngologist Raymond Weiss, M.D. of the Sinus Center of the South in Biloxi, and lead author of the two-year study.

Recovery times vary after sinus surgery, but patients typically return to normal activities within 24 hours of treatment. Since 2005, more than 4,000 sinus surgeons have been trained to use Balloon Sinuplasty(TM) technology.

Bill Facteau, President and CEO of Acclarent, Inc. said, "We are very pleased with the 1- and 2-year results of the CLEAR Study. It is evident from these data that when Balloon Sinuplasty(TM) devices are used in sinus surgery they are safe, effective, and significantly improve a patient's quality of life."

About Acclarent

Acclarent, Inc. is a privately held medical device company located in Menlo Park, CA. Its singular focus is improving patient care in all areas of otolaryngology by developing and producing medical devices solely for Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists and their patients. Acclarent is demonstrating this by developing innovative technologies, and investing in clinical studies and physician training. For more information, visit http://www.acclarent.com or http://www.BalloonSinuplasty.com.


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