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 News Release - April 24, 2007

Axon Labs Names David P. Dickinson as Chief Executive Officer

PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 24 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Axon Labs, Inc. today announced that David P. Dickinson has recently been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the company and a member of its Board of Directors.

Mr. Dickinson has over 25 years of experience in general management, international consumer marketing, product innovation and business development. After starting his career in sales with Procter & Gamble, Mr. Dickinson pursued a classic brand management track with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products and with the Arm & Hammer Division of Church & Dwight. As Vice President, Global New Business Development for Mead Johnson Nutritionals Division of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mr. Dickinson's multi-functional team was responsible for the creation of Viactiv® Soft Calcium Chews, a highly successful nutraceutical product introduction and segment leader.

Immediately prior to joining Axon, Mr. Dickinson was the Chief Operating Officer of StemCyte, Inc., a global leader in umbilical cord stem cell transplantation and banking, headquartered in both California and Taiwan. Prior to StemCyte, Mr. Dickinson was a Board Director and President & CEO of Pericor Science, a Boston-based biotechnology company. Mr. Dickinson received his B.S. in Industrial Economics from Union College and his MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

"Dave brings a wealth of strategic and operating experience to Axon. His leadership and vision will add significantly to the growth of the company," said David Barone, Chairman of the Board. "The Board is looking forward to working closely with Dave, as his appointment is a key element of our strategy to develop and market consumer and, longer-term, medical device products for the sleep care market, leveraging the company's innovative technology."

"I am very excited to be joining Axon Labs at this pivotal stage in the company's evolution," said Mr. Dickinson. "I strongly believe that the entrepreneurial spirit, proprietary technology and driving desire to succeed already resident within the Axon Labs team, provide a great foundation for true innovation and highly profitable growth."

About Axon Labs

Axon Labs, Inc. was founded by a team of Brown University entrepreneurs to develop breakthrough consumer and medical products that increase the quality of life by leveraging leading edge computer engineering and wireless technology into the fields of sleep science, cognitive science and neuroscience. The Company is building a portfolio of neuroscience-based products that focus on sleep monitoring, wake improvement and several other advances. For more information, visit us at

Source: Axon Labs

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