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 News Release - September 29, 2006

BrainLAB Kolibri(R) 2.0 Transforms 21st Century Operating Rooms With Integration of Advanced Image-Guided Surgery Capabilities

New system offers physicians a flexible solution designed to optimize workflow, while meeting the diverse constraints of hospital or surgery center ORs

WESTCHESTER, Ill., Sept. 29 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Brainlab AG, a global leader in image-guided surgery systems and comprehensive cancer therapy, today announced the availability of Kolibri 2.0 -- a portable image-guided surgery platform for ENT that can adjust to existing operating room environment. Kolibri 2.0 offers a flexible solution that expands the role of image-guided surgery (IGS) and facilitates pre-operative planning required in ENT procedures.

In the modern day OR, space and time are at a premium. As a result, it is vital that physicians have access to a flexible and scalable solution, which can meet the demands of multiple specialties. With its portable and lightweight design Kolibri provides physicians with the latest in IGS technology that can be used virtually anywhere in the hospital. Additionally, with an intuitive set-up process, user-friendly interface, quick patient data transfer and a real-time navigation capability, Kolibri optimizes physician workflow and easily guides the surgeon through a variety of surgical procedures.

"The challenge with most healthcare technologies is that they are large, often fixed installations which usually can only be leveraged by a specific area within the hospital," said Dr. Raj Sindwani, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology and Chief of the Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery at Saint Louis University. "Kolibri 2.0 can be integrated into various disciplines and advance the quality of patient care across multiple departments. This cost-effective system offers us the flexibility to perform superior surgery, without compromising functionality or performance."

Kolibri 2.0 integrates an entire spectrum of ENT instruments, live endoscopic video and provides continuous online information on instrument position and movement across multiple planes (sagittal, axial, coronal). The system's seamless integration into virtually any OR environment makes it possible to leverage existing technology investments.

"Designed specifically for today's cost and space constraints, Kolibri 2.0 offers tremendous value with its ability to scale to accommodate the needs of multiple specialties and the design and cost structure to fit the growing surgery center market," said Ashmedh Sabharwal, Business Development Manager, ENT Solutions. "This flexible system allows surgeons to plan, navigate and integrate virtually any surgical instrument into a variety of surgical procedures, all while taking up less space in the operating room."

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 2,540 systems installed in over 65 countries, Brainlab is among the market leaders in image- guided medical technology. Brainlab today employs over 840 people worldwide and has 15 offices across Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia.

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