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PreXion, Inc. Names Visionary Industry Leader, Motoaki Saito, M.D., Ph.D. as CEO

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PreXion, Inc., ( ) the leader in high quality 3D Cone Beam CT Imaging systems for dentistry, today announced that it has named Motoaki Saito, M.D., Ph.D. as Chief Executive Officer.  Dr. Saito was the founder of PreXion and since 2007 has served as Chairman of the company.

In 1997 Dr. Saito founded TeraRecon ( ), a leader of technology solutions of advanced 3D imaging systems for medical and industrial applications with thousands of installations around the world.  Dr. Saito served as TeraRecon's CEO for the first 12 years and CTO for the last 2 years of the company's history and currently as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Dr. Saito is a radiologist, entrepreneur, inventor and visionary with numerous patents to his name. His academic research and clinical training at the University of Tokyo Hospital provided him with valuable experience with all medical imaging modalities and information systems. In addition to strategic planning of the company's entire operations and growth, he was responsible both for the solution/application ground designs and the core technology designs including system/processor level architecture. Dr. Saito received his B.Sc. degree in Medicine from Niigata University and passed the Japanese National Medical Practitioners Qualifying Examination in 1992. In 2004 he received his Ph.D. Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo.

Dr. Saito commented, "I am honored to take over the leadership of PreXion in a time of accelerated growth, expansion and implementation of important technical and clinical advancements.  Due to our industry leading high quality images, powerful and intuitive software and excellent customer support, PreXion has become a leader in the dental 3D imaging/cone beam market.  We are making significant investments in R&D with a focus on continuing to increase image quality and diagnostic capability while lowering radiation exposure. I will play a strong role in developing innovative and the most advanced new generation scanners and imaging solutions, even beyond the current CBCT technology."

"PreXion is well positioned for aggressive growth as a leader in clinical, technical and diagnostic capabilities of our advanced 3D CBCT Imaging systems.  I look forward to working with Robert Meier, our President and COO, and the other members of our senior management team.  We have developed a strong team internally, across the U.S. and internationally which has resulted in significant growth and gains in market share in 2010 with an especially strong Q4 and into 2011," noted Dr. Saito.

About PreXion, Inc.

PreXion, Inc. ( ), the leader in high quality 3D Cone Beam Imaging systems for dentistry, was established to focus on the development, distribution and service of high quality dental and industrial CBCT scanners and imaging software.  The PreXion3D Cone Beam CT scanner is unrivaled in delivering the highest quality images with the fastest processing times and providing the dental community with powerful user-friendly 3D tools.  PreXion3D CBCT systems provide the dental community with tools for faster, more complete and more accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.  PreXion is a spin-off company of TeraRecon, Inc. ( ), a technology solutions leader and provider of advanced 3D imaging systems for medical and industrial applications since 1997.

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