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Volcano Corporation Completes Acquisition of Lumen Biomedical's Xtract(TM) Thrombus Aspiration Catheter
Date:2/9/2010

procedural results with respect to Myocardial Blush Grade and resolution of ST Segment Elevation Resolution."

"Aspiration has really been a game-changer with respect to how we treat a STEMI in the cath lab," continued Dr. Price. "Starting with aspiration rather than balloon angioplasty prevents distal embolization and reflow. Furthermore, by re-establishing blood flow beyond the initial clot, the rest of the vessel becomes visible so we can better diagnose the location and severity of the vessel blockage and optimize stent placement."

"Volcano could not be more pleased about the new recommendation from the ACC, AHA, and SCAI that aspiration thrombectomy, the procedure for which the Xtract™ device is uniquely designed, is reasonable in primary PCI for STEMI," noted Vince Burgess, Group President of Advanced Imaging Systems at Volcano. "This acquisition of the Xtract™ device line underscores how Volcano strives to be strategically ahead of the curve by providing physicians with the right technologies supported by the most impactful clinical data."

"Just like our previous acquisitions of CardioSpectra, Novelis, and Axsun, we are excited to add another innovative technology to the comprehensive suite of tools we are building to support physicians, regardless of how complex the disease state they address might be," added Burgess. "Although our core IVUS and FM products are used in both routine and complex clinical scenarios, Volcano is continuing to execute on our therapeutic strategy by investing in products and clinical studies aimed at procedures whose outcomes have the most room for improvement. These include AMI, CTO (Chronic Total Occlusion) and Bifurcation lesions. The acquisition of the Xtract™ product line is yet another example of our commitment to that strategy."

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