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 News Release - October 3, 2006

Omni-Tract(R) Surgical Introduces Single-Use Omni Bright(TM) Light to Improve Visibility During Surgery

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 3 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Visibility in surgical procedures can be problematic even with excellent overhead lighting. Overhead lights are prone to shadows from the surgical team, while headlamps become hot, heavy and can restrict a surgeon's range of motion in the surgical field, making a surgeon feel "tethered" to the light source. The new single-patient use Omni- Bright(TM) light-which will be introduced at the American College of Surgeons 92nd Annual meeting in Chicago -- is an innovatively simple and adaptable method of placing supplemental light in any surgical incision. Since the light actually resides "in the wound," it is immune to shadows and does not add to the "leash effect" on the surgeon.

"Surgeons and OR staff tell us how bright the light is -- helping them see the anatomy more clearly," said Steve LeVahn, president and CEO of Omni-Tract Surgical. "The light is directional and stays cool to the touch-no matter how many hours it has been on."

Clip Anywhere. Use Everywhere.

The Omni-Bright light is a single-use fiber optic cable that clips easily to any retractor, hand-held or table-mounted. No matter what procedure the surgeon is performing, the Omni-Bright light easily provides powerful supplemental light precisely where it is needed. The Omni-Bright light can help with open procedures where lighting can be difficult, whether large or small. Other uses include spine, vascular, cosmetic and gynecological procedures, and many others.

Uses Available Sources

The Omni-Bright light works with any of the four light sources commonly found in most operating rooms: ACMI, Storz, Olympus or Wolf.

About Omni-Tract Surgical

Omni-Tract Surgical, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a privately-held company that has helped surgeons and operating room professionals obtain better surgical exposure since 1971. By developing and manufacturing table- mounted surgical retractors in close cooperation with surgeons, Omni-Tract Surgical is a proven leader in providing innovative surgical products. More information about Omni-Tract Surgical can be found at .

Source: Omni-Tract Surgical

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