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 News Release - July 11, 2006

AxioMed Spine Corporation Announces the Promotion of James Kuras to Chief Operating Officer

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio--(HSMN NewsFeed)--July 11, 2006--AxioMed® Spine Corporation (, a development stage medical company with innovative spinal implants to restore the native motion of the spine, announces the promotion of James Kuras to Chief Operating Officer. He previously held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer responsible for the development of the Freedom(TM) Lumbar Disc (FLD) System, the next generation of total disc replacement and first implant system in the Company's pipeline. AxioMed is poised to begin its U.S. pivotal study which will establish the clinical and economic value of this pioneering technology.

Mr. Kuras has 20 years of medical device development experience with his primary focus having been on developing devices and markets in the orthopedic spinal area. He has development experience in both class II and class III devices and demonstrated proficiency in developing, implementing and executing strategic business plans for the U.S., Europe and Pacific Rim. Mr. Kuras is co-founder of AxioMed Spine Corp and holds a number of key patents in orthopedics. His career includes positions at such notable companies as AcroMed, Sheridan Catheter and North American Instrument Corp.

About AxioMed

AxioMed Spine Corporation is a private company developing innovative spinal products in collaboration with leading scientists and surgeons. Currently in development, the Company's Freedom Lumbar Disc is designed to mimic the native function of a human disc. This technology will serve as the foundation for future spinal implants, the fastest growing segment of the orthopedic market.

Source: AxioMed Spine

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