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 News Release - May 26, 2006

ONI Medical Appoints Victor Ruiz Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Marketing

WILMINGTON, Mass.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--May 26, 2006--ONI Medical Systems, Inc. ("ONI"), developer of MSK Extreme(TM) and OrthOne(TM) high-field, 1.0T extremity MRI systems, announced today that Mr. Victor Ruiz has accepted the position of Vice President, in charge of Corporate Strategy and Marketing. Victor is an accomplished business leader with over 21 years experience in general management, developing and growing sales and marketing teams and leading new business development efforts.

His broad industry experience includes: diagnostic imaging, medical devices, information technology and supply chain management. For the past five years, Victor has served as Vice President & General Manager of McKesson Corporation's Resource Management business unit where he successfully turned around poor financial and operating performance while repositioning the company as a Performance Management leader. He also served as Vice President of Corporate Solutions, leading company wide selling strategies. Victor's background also includes successful leadership roles at GE Medical Systems and Cardinal Health Inc.

Peter Pellerito, President and CEO of ONI welcomes the value that Victor will bring to the ONI brand and to the dynamic healthcare system we are growing in. He will be able to leverage his experience and drive brand recognition through marketing, corporate accounts and integrated healthcare networks (IDN's), as well as work cross functionally with all the departments at ONI, driving the corporate strategy and sales force effectiveness to a higher level.

About ONI Medical Systems

ONI Medical Systems, Inc., was founded in 1997 to develop and market a family of dedicated purpose MRI systems that offer high-field performance at a low cost. The MSK Extreme and OrthOne are high-field (1.0 Tesla), hospital-quality, dedicated-purpose MRI systems for extremity imaging. ONI is the only company that offers compact, high field, open extremity MRI systems which can be easily sited in hospitals, diagnostic imaging centers and orthopedic practices. The systems also provide a quiet, comfortable, non-claustrophobic experience for patients requiring an MRI for an injury or diagnosis. For more information, please visit, call 978-658-0020 or e-mail

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Source: ONI Medical Systems

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