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 News Release - October 5, 2006

NeoGuide Systems Appoints Ian Felix Vice President of Operations

LOS GATOS, Calif.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--NeoGuide Systems Inc., a developer of technology to prevent and treat colorectal cancer, today announced that it has appointed Ian Felix as vice president of operations. Felix will be responsible for helping the company ramp up operations for the commercial launch of its NeoGuide Endoscopy System.

"Ian is an integral new member of our senior management team and will be critical to the launch of the NeoGuide Endoscopy System," said Amir Belson, MD, co-founder and president of NeoGuide. "His extensive experience in commercializing medical device and diagnostic products made Ian the ideal choice for NeoGuide."

Felix has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing, engineering, product development and program management. Most recently, he served as vice president of operations at Velocity 11, which designs and manufactures high performance lab automation equipment processes. From November 2000 to September 2004, he was vice president of manufacturing at ZONARE Medical Systems, a developer of advanced ultrasound technology. Earlier in his career, Felix worked for Solectron, IBM, Apple Computer and Quantum. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Santa Clara.

"NeoGuide has the potential to make a significant difference in the colonoscopy procedure, and I look forward to helping the company make this potential a reality," said Felix.

The new appointment follows NeoGuide's receipt of $25 million in Series C funding, announced September 26.

NeoGuide is developing the NeoGuide Endoscopy System, a computer-assisted colonoscopy system designed to enhance physician control of the colonoscope and to eliminate looping, the principle limitation of the conventional colonoscopy procedure. The company received FDA clearance of the NeoGuide Endoscopy System earlier this year and expects to begin commercialization in 2007.

About NeoGuide Systems

NeoGuide Systems was founded in 2000 with the mission to transform the way endoscopic procedures are conducted. The company is developing technology designed to revolutionize the way physicians visualize and deliver therapies within the body. Representing a significant departure in the way colonoscopies are performed, the NeoGuide Endoscopy System offers physicians more control through advanced features. For more information, please visit the company's website:

Source: NeoGuide Systems

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