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US HIFU Appoints Arie Belldegrun, M.D. to Board of Directors
Date:10/5/2009

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- US HIFU, LLC, a worldwide leader in the development, distribution and use of minimally invasive high intensity focused ultrasound technologies, announced that Arie Belldegrun, M.D. was appointed to the board of directors effective September 30. Dr. Belldegrun is a board-certified urologist with more than 20 years of experience in biotechnology, academia and industry.

"We are thrilled to announce the addition of Dr. Belldegrun to the US HIFU board of directors," said Steve Puckett Jr., CEO of US HIFU. "As one of the top thought leaders in urologic oncology, Dr. Belldegrun will be invaluable as he helps guide the maturation of HIFU toward focal therapy and as an immune catalyst."

Dr. Belldegrun is director of the Institute of Urologic Oncology, professor of urology and chief of urologic oncology and holds the Roy and Carol Doumani Chair in urologic oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

"There is an urgent clinical need for safe and minimally invasive treatment options for localized prostate cancer. With the major advancements that are currently being made in the field of ultrasound technologies, the ability to monitor tissue changes during HIFU therapy and the ability to treat cancer focally, Sonablate HIFU is perfectly positioned as a leader in the field," Belldegrun said. "I am excited to join the board of directors and look forward to helping the company further advance their technologies and to facilitate making HIFU clinically available for more men hoping to find a balance between cancer control and quality of life."

Dr. Belldegrun has been closely involved with the founding, development or sale of several public and private pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. He was the founding chairman of Agensys, a Los Angeles-based biotechnology company focused on developing fully human antibody cancer therapeuti
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