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 News Release - June 13, 2006

Clarity Medical Systems Names Barry J. Linder to Newly Created Post of CMO

PLEASANTON, Calif.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--June 13, 2006--Clarity Medical Systems, makers of advanced diagnostic and data capture systems for pediatric and adult eye healthcare, today announced the appointment of Barry J. Linder, MD, MS, as chief medical officer.

Dr. Linder is a board-certified ophthalmologist with more than 25 years' experience in health care and medical informatics, spanning both clinical and business practice. He has held numerous leadership roles in the medical technology industry, most recently serving as chief executive of orthopedics companies ConforMIS and Imaging Therapeutics. Under Dr. Linder's direction, the latter company moved from initial concept to FDA clearance of its first product within only one year.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Linder held executive level positions in marketing and strategic planning at Promedix SpecialtyMD and at Ventro Corp. Prior to these, Dr. Linder held a senior position at Kaiser Permanente's Care Management Institute, where he led efforts to develop the first national website for Permanente physicians.

In his clinical capacity, Dr. Linder practiced for 9 years at The Permanente Medical Group, during which time he helped pioneer efforts in telemedicine. He also completed a fellowship with Project Orbis, the world's only flying, teaching eye hospital.

"Barry brings a rare combination of long-term clinical experience and in-depth involvement in healthcare business development," said Keith L. Mullowney, Clarity's chief executive officer. "His knowledge of clinical ophthalmology will help us better address the needs of our customers, his familiarity with medical information systems will be invaluable in guiding product innovation, and his understanding of commercial considerations will help merge the two. He is the ideal person to serve as Clarity's chief medical officer."

About Clarity Medical Systems (

Clarity Medical Systems is a privately held medical technology company that develops, manufactures and markets integrated optical systems and services to enhance the clinician's ability to diagnose, evaluate and treat eye disorders. The company's patented devices combine innovative optical, electronic and information technologies that change the very nature of how eye healthcare is delivered. Clarity's flagship product is the RetCam(TM) II Digital Imaging system, which has revolutionized the standard of ophthalmologic evaluation in infants and children. The RetCam is being used by leading medical centers worldwide, including the foremost U.S. children's hospitals. Clarity is also developing a full line of advanced products and services for adult eye healthcare. The company expects to introduce the first of these offerings in the next 12 months.

Source: Clarity Medical Systems

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