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 News Release - September 28, 2006

MMDI’s Rebound HRD(tm) Recognized as a "2006 Innovation of the Year" by the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, September 28, 2006 -(HSMN NewsFeed)- The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) recently recognized the Rebound HRD(tm) (Hernia Repair Device), manufactured by Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI), as one of the "2006 Innovations of the Year." The SLS acknowledged the Rebound HRD(tm) as part of its 15th International Congress and Endo Expo 2006, held September 6-9 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Rebound HRD(tm) is a self-expanding Nitinol framed/surgical mesh medical device designed for the laparoscopic repair of both inguinal and ventral hernias. The super-elastic Nitinol frame allows the device to be folded and inserted laparoscopically. Once deployed, the device fully unfurls or “rebounds” back to its original shape – ready for quick and easy placement over the hernia defect. The Rebound HRD(tm) conforms to the anatomy while providing stability; eliminating the need for anchoring, which in turn, minimizes patient post-op discomfort and the risk of nerve/blood vessel injury.

Prior to the annual meeting, specialty manufacturers were invited to submit entries of their newly developed products. After careful review by the SLS, a handful of those entries were chosen to receive recognition as the most innovative products of the past year. MMDI accepted the honor at the meetings welcome reception and over the course of the next few days received good feedback from surgeons visiting MMDI's booth to learn more about the Rebound HRD(tm).

"It is very satisfying to see one of our products achieve this level of acknowledgement. The Rebound HRD(tm) is a great example of MMDI’s ability to bring a product full circle," said MMDI Chief Marketing Officer, Steve Nuss.

The SLS does not endorse or approve any products.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Steve Nuss, Chief Marketing Officer at 763-354-7105 or

The Rebound HRD(tm) is not for sale, but pending 510k submission and subsequent approval. The Rebound HRD(tm) is manufactured by MMDI under U.S. Patent 5,824,082. Other patents pending.

About MMDI

MMDI was established in 2001 and is based in Plymouth, Minnesota. Located in the heart of Minnesota’s "Medical Alley", MMDI has access to some of the world’s finest medical product development, manufacturing and marketing resources. The Company’s primary objective is to identify, develop, patent and manufacture unique medical devices that provide significant clinical benefits and market opportunities.

Source: MMDI

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