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 News Release - August 15, 2006

Novalis Shaped Beam Surgery Centers Fortify Market Leading Position in Midwest

WESTCHESTER, Ill., Aug. 15 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Brainlab, a global leader in image-guided medical technology, today announced that Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, KY; Methodist Hospital, part of Park Nicollet Health Services, St. Louis Park, MN and Summa Health in Akron, OH are the most recent sites to purchase NovalisŪ Shaped Beam Surgery systems.

Novalis Shaped Beam Surgery is an integrated treatment system that shapes beams of focused high-energy radiation from all angles to deliver non- invasive, precise treatments that shrink or control the growth of tumor cells of the brain, head, neck, spine, liver, lung and prostate. Novalis is also used to treat arteriovenous malformations and functional disorders. With the Novalis technology, harm to surrounding tissue is significantly reduced.

Novalis offers a wide range of treatment options for a large number of indications, and is the only system on the market that can treat with single stage, as well as hypo and hyper-fractionation, and in a frameless or frame- based mode. It also offers the option to treat with circular beams, conformal beams, dynamic conformal arcs, and IMRT.

The procedure typically lasts 10-15 minutes, is virtually painless, and obviates lengthy hospital stays or rehabilitation, allowing the patient to return home the same day.

"We look forward to working with this esteemed group of hospitals to provide the most clinically advanced cancer treatment option for patients often considered to have inoperable tumors. With over 45 Novalis sites in the U.S., Novalis continues to be the system of choice for clinicians," said Jason Chandler, Novalis National Sales Manager.

About Brainlab

Brainlab, a privately held company headquartered in Munich, Germany, was founded in 1989 and is specialized in the development, manufacture, and marketing of medical technology for radiosurgery / radiotherapy, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and ENT. Among the products developed by Brainlab are software and hardware components for image-guided surgery and radiotherapy as well as integrated systems for stereotactic radiosurgery. With around 2,390 systems installed in over 65 countries, Brainlab is among the market leaders in image- guided medical technology. Brainlab today employs 780 people worldwide and has 15 offices across Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia.

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