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 News Release - November 7, 2006

BioLucent Signs Agreement to Provide MammoPad(R) to Kentucky's UK Healthcare

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--BioLucent, Inc., maker of the MammoPad® breast cushion, today announced a new agreement to provide MammoPad to UK HealthCare. UK HealthCare is the patient care enterprise of University of Kentucky Medical Center.

MammoPad will be used in the health system's Markey Cancer Center and the Department of Diagnostic Radiology in the Kentucky Clinic. Both facilities are located in Lexington, Ky. As part of the agreement, the cushion will also be provided to patients at Harrison Memorial Hospital (Cynthiana, Ky.) and St. Claire Regional Medical Center (Morehead, Ky.), which are affiliated with UK Healthcare.

"UK HealthCare stands out for its dedication to providing a high-quality, caring environment for its patients," said Kami Jacobsen, BioLucent's Marketing Director. "UK's commitment to add MammoPad to their mammography services underlines their overall commitment to excellence."

Approximately 12,000 mammograms are performed annually at the two UK Healthcare facilities. Harrison Memorial Hospital is the site of more than 3,000 mammograms per year, with another 3,900 annually taking place at St. Claire Regional Medical Center.

MammoPad is a radiolucent, FDA-cleared foam cushion that covers the cold, hard surfaces of all commercially available mammography equipment. Clinical studies show the cushion can reduce mammography-related discomfort by half for three out of four women. The cushion has already benefited more than 10 million women.

UK HealthCare offers a vast range of health care services at UK Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital, the Markey Cancer Center, Gill Heart Institute, Kentucky Neuroscience & Orthopedic Institute, and three Kentucky Clinic locations. The health system offer the most comprehensive care in its region with numerous programs and specialties, renowned clinical trials and research, and the region's largest group of Best Doctors®.

BioLucent is a women's health company dedicated to the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. The company's products remove a major barrier to screening mammography and offer an innovative solution to treating early breast cancer. In addition to the MammoPad® breast cushion, BioLucent has developed the SAVI(TM) applicator, a new breast brachytherapy device that helps treat breast cancer. For more information, call (toll-free) 866-460-4141 or access

Source: BioLucent

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