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LDR’s VerteBRIDGE™ Plating Technology Reaches New Milestone

Over 3,000 devices implanted worldwide with LDR’s innovative VerteBRIDGE™ plating technology AUSTIN, Texas–(November 3, 2009 — BUSINESS WIRE)–LDR, a total spine solution company, announced today that since product launch 18 months ago there have been more than 3,000 devices with VerteBRIDGE™ plating technology implanted worldwide. Over 2,500 of these devices have been implanted in the …

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Protein Discovery and New Objective Announce Strategic Co-Marketing Collaboration in Top Down Proteomics

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee and WOBURN, Massachusetts–(Marketwire – October 21, 2009) – Protein Discovery, Inc. and New Objective, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a strategic co-marketing and development agreement designed to enable and expand key applications for intact protein analysis using mass spectrometry (“top down” proteomics). The companies intend to co-market their respective product …

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Spinal Restoration Announces the Submission of the Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Pilot Study Results for the Biostat® System

Austin, TX – June 9, 2009– Spinal Restoration, Inc. announced today it has submitted the 6-month primary endpoint results from an ongoing 2-year IDE pilot study of the Biostat® System for treatment of chronic low back pain due to symptomatic internal disc disruptions to the Food and Drug Administration. The results of this three site, …

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Hospitalists Now Secures $3.5M Series A Financing from Santé Ventures

AUSTIN, Texas—June 2, 2009— Hospitalists Now, Inc.  (HNI), a full-service physician group practice, management and consulting company focused on the delivery of hospitalist services, today announced its first round of venture capital funding. The $3.5 million in Series A equity financing was provided by life sciences venture capital firm Santé Ventures. HNI, founded by CEO …

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Protein Discovery Inc. to Introduce Programmable Molecular Weight Fractionation System at ASMS 2009 Conference

KNOXVILLE, TN — 05/28/09 — The GELFREE(TM) 8100 Fractionation System is the first instrument for proteomics that partitions complex protein mixtures into user-selectable, liquid-phase molecular weight fractions. Protein Discovery anticipates that the new system will be utilized broadly by proteomics research laboratories in combination with routine research techniques such as IEF, trypsin digestion, western blotting, …

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Molecular Templates Inc. Secures $2.5 million in Series A Financing from Santé Ventures

AUSTIN, Texas—April 10, 2009—Molecular Templates Inc. (MTI), a biopharmaceutical company with a novel protein platform for the development of new cancer therapeutics, today announced it has secured $2.5 million in financing from Santé Ventures. Proceeds from this financing will be used to continue product development and conduct human clinical trials. MTI’s CEO Eric Poma, PhD, …

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Jeffrey A. Komatz Named Chief Financial Officer of Protein Discovery, Inc.

KNOXVILLE, TN–(Marketwire – February 26, 2009) – Protein Discovery, Inc., a privately held life sciences company, today announced that it has hired Jeffrey A. Komatz for the position of chief financial officer. Mr. Komatz will be responsible for ensuring the continued financial health of Protein Discovery. As the CFO, Mr. Komatz will plan and manage …

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Agilent Technologies, Protein Discovery Announce Exclusive Agreement for Worldwide Distribution of PPS Silent® Surfactant

SANTA CLARA, California, AND KNOXVILLE, Tennessee- February 10, 2009—Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A) and Protein Discovery Inc. today announced their distribution agreement for PPS Silent Surfactant, a specialized reagent from Protein Discovery used to prepare biological samples for mass spectrometry analysis. The exclusive agreement encompasses aspects of sales, marketing and support for PPS Silent Surfactant. PPS …

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LDR Obtains Approval in China for Their Mobi-C(R) Cervical Artificial Dis

LDR Broadens Their Portfolio Offering in Largest Asian Market AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 14, 2009 — LDR, a total spine solution company, announced they obtained approval in China to market their second generation Mobi-C(R) cervical artificial disc. This approval strengthens LDR’s position in the growing Asian market through direct entities and confirms LDR’s position as a …

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Revenue Cycle Solutions, Inc. Acquires & Merges with CashRetriever Systems, Inc.

Revenue Cycle Solutions, Inc. (“RCS”), headquartered in the Chicago, Illinois-areas, announced it has completed the purchase of Birmingham, Alabama-based CashRetriever Systems, Inc. (“CSI”). RCS and CSI will merge its operations to form a new combined business under the name of RCS. CSI is to contribute about $10 million of annual revenue to RCS. It has …

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BioStable Closes $5.5MM Series A Financing

AUSTIN, Texas—December 15, 2008—BioStable Science & Engineering, Inc., a medical device company developing innovative cardiovascular implants, today announced its first round of venture capital funding. The $5.5 million in Series A equity financing was provided by Santé Ventures. BioStable was founded earlier this year by five members of CarboMedics’ senior management team, including former President, …

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Growing Demand Leads NewHope Bariatrics To Expand Kansas City Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, September 15, 2008 — NewHope Bariatrics announced today that C. Thomas Hitchcock, MD, FACS has joined its Kansas City operations, in partnership with Malley Surgical Weight Loss Center. “The growing demand for outpatient obesity surgery had us searching for another doctor,” said Dr. Stephen Malley, Medical Director of NewHope Bariatrics Surgery Center …

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Spinal Restoration, Inc. Completes Patient Enrollment in Its Pilot Study of the Biostat(R) Disc Augmentation System for the Treatment of Discogenic

AUSTIN, Texas, September 9, 2008 — Spinal Restoration, Inc. announced today it has completed enrollment in the Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) pilot study of the Biostat 00AE,(R) Disc Augmentation System. Six month clinical results from this three site, 15 patient study are expected to be available in early 2009. The goal of the study is …

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Tyrell, Inc. Completes $28 Million Private Equity Financing

HOUSTON, Texas, July 11, 2008 — Tyrell, Inc, the creators of Zeno, an innovative hand-held medical device used in the treatment of acne, today announced that the company has closed a $28 million round of equity financing. The investment was led by Santé Ventures and Catterton Partners, and joined by existing investor Austin Ventures. Tyrell …

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Protein Discovery, Inc. Completes $10 Million Private Equity Financing

Funds to be used to Accelerate Market Entry of Mass Spectrometry Sample Preparation Products KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, March 25, 2008 — Protein Discovery, Inc., a developer and marketer of innovative products that simplify biological sample preparation for mass spectrometry applications, today announced that the company has closed an oversubscribed $10 million Series C round of equity …

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Spinal Restoration, Inc Closes $16 Million Series B Financing

Santé Ventures and MB Venture Partners Join Prior Investors AUSTIN, Texas (October 9, 2007)— Spinal Restoration, Inc., a privately held spine company based in Austin, announced today that it has closed a $16 million Series B round of equity financing. Santé Ventures and MB Venture Partners joined Series A lead and founding investors Austin Ventures …

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LDR Raises $25 Million in Series C Round

AUSTIN, Texas -September 13, 2007 — LDR, a privately held company with innovative spinal implants for both non-fusion and fusion applications, has completed a $25MM Series C funding round. Telegraph Hill Partners led the investment along with original investors Austin Ventures, Rothschild Private Equity and PTV Sciences. LDR now sells products in over 30 countries and …

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Spinal Restoration Announces Clinical, Scientific and Business Advisory Boards

World Class Team Convened to Finalize Upcoming IDE Study Design AUSTIN, Texas – May 1, 2007 —Spinal Restoration, an innovator in the treatment of discogenic chronic back pain, recently assembled a team of well-known and respected advisors that will make up the company’s Clinical, Scientific and Business Advisory Boards. This world-class team includes renowned researchers …

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Spinal Restoration, Inc. Names Gary E. Sabins as President and CEO

Proven Medical Technology Executive and Entrepreneur Leads Start-up Venture, Builds Management Team AUSTIN, TX (March 21, 2007)—Gary Sabins has been named the president and CEO of Spinal Restoration, Inc. a privately held, venture backed medical technology company that specializes in the early intervention of chronic back pain. Spinal Restoration is focused on developing a new …

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