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

cs that was acquired by Astrella Pharma, Inc. in a deal valued at $537 million. Belldegrun was also the vice-chairman of the board of directors and chairman of the scientific advisory board of Cougar Biotechnology, Inc., an oncology-focused biotechnology company that was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2009 in a transaction valued at approximately $1 billion.

Dr. Belldegrun also serves on the board of directors of Nile Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly-held biotechnology company and is chairman and partner of Two River Group Holdings LLC, a New York-based venture capital firm.

Dr. Belldegrun has authored more than 350 scientific and medical papers related to urological cancers, including prostate, kidney and bladder cancer and has authored several books on similar topics. He is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

About US HIFU, LLC

US HIFU, LLC is a privately held healthcare company focused on treating primary and recurrent prostate cancer using HIFU, a minimally invasive outpatient procedure. US HIFU was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.

About the Sonablate® 500

The Sonablate® 500 is a minimally invasive medical device that utilizes ultrasound energy to destroy tissue within the body. It was developed and is manufactured by Focus Surgery, Inc. Misonix, Inc. holds distribution rights in Europe and Takai Hospital Supply Ltd. and THS International distribute the Sonablate® 500 in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The Sonablate® 500 is not approved for use in the U.S. The Sonablate® 500 remains investigational in the U.S. and is being studied for the treatment of prostate cancer in clinical trials in the U.S. FDA has made no decision as to the safety or efficacy of the Sonablate® 500 for the treatment of prostate cancer.

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