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 News Release - December 14, 2006

Power Medical Interventions Appoints Alex Bourdon as Chief Operations Officer

LANGHORNE, Pa., Dec. 14 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Power Medical Interventions, Inc. (PMI), the leader in developing and commercializing Intelligent Surgical Instruments, announced today that it appointed medical technology industry veteran Alex T. Bourdon as chief operations officer. PMI's flagship platform, SurgASSIST®, gives surgeons more operating flexibility to deliver precise and consistent wound closure in a range of surgical applications.

"We are pleased to have attracted an experienced industry executive like Alex to our company at this critical time in our development," said Michael Whitman, chief executive officer of PMI. "In addition to operating management expertise gained at one of the world's leading medical diagnostic companies, Alex brings proven leadership in supply chain management, manufacturing, new product introduction and quality assurance. Alex's experience will prove invaluable as we ramp up manufacturing of our SurgASSIST platform to meet market demand."

With more than 20 years of management experience, Bourdon joins PMI from Dade Behring where he held numerous leadership positions including vice president of Global Reagent and Consumables Manufacturing and Global Instrument Manufacturing. Prior to that, he held several engineering and production positions with E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co. including operations manager at DuPont Medical Products.

"I am enthusiastic about joining PMI," said Mr. Bourdon. "We are poised to take laparoscopic surgery to the next level through the development and manufacturing of our proprietary Intelligent Surgical Instruments. It is our goal to lead the industry in natural orifice surgery."

PMI is leading the development and commercialization of Intelligent Surgical Instruments for bariatric, cardiothoracic, colorectal and general surgical applications. Its proprietary product platform, SurgASSIST, enables less invasive surgical techniques to benefit surgeons, patients, hospitals and healthcare networks. The Company was founded in 1999 and the corporate headquarters are located in Langhorne, PA, USA. To learn more about Power Medical Interventions and its products, please visit

Source: Power Medical Interventions

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