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 News Release - May 21, 2007

Sutura Announces Initial Product Launch of the 12F Superstitch Vascular Suturing Device

COMO, ITALY--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--May 21, 2007 -- Sutura, Inc. ("Sutura") (OTC BB:SUTU.OB ), an innovative developer of minimally invasive vascular suturing devices, announced today the initial product launch of the Company's 12F SuperStitch suturing device. Dr. Mario Galli performed multiple successful procedures today using the 12F SuperStitch at Santa Ana Hospital in Como Italy. Dr. Galli performed 14, 18 & 24F closures using a 12F SuperStitch placing multiple sutures in the femoral artery with, in each case, the device successfully closing the arteriotomy.

"The results of the initial launch of the 12F device, the only device that can close large bore holes in vessels, are yet another important milestone for Sutura," said Anthony Nobles, PhD, Sutura's Chief Science Officer.

Sutura believes that these successful initial cases of the 12F device will only add to the positive feedback the SuperStitch product line has received to date.

Dr. Galli, speaking from Como, Italy, added, "We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to perform these procedures for the first time here in Italy as we did with Sutura's 6 and 8F SuperStitch devices.

Dr. Nobles further commented that Dr. Galli has been a crucial component in the development of the SuperStitch technology as he has performed many cases using the SuperStitch and is in the process of completing a 100 patient study for Sutura with initial results that are demonstrating positive outcomes for the SuperStitch products.

"I believe the SuperStitch device for closing large bore holes is superior to any competitive technologies I have worked with and I feel that this device can become the Gold Standard for closure of large diameter holes," noted Dr. Galli.

About Sutura, Inc.

Sutura®, Inc. ( is a medical device company that has developed a line of innovative, minimally invasive, vascular suturing devices to suture the puncture created in arteries during open surgery and catheter-based procedures. The Company's line of SuperStitch medical devices provide sutured closure of the arteriotomy site utilizing the existing catheter sheath introducer or cannula during fluoroscopically guided procedures and directly through the open arteriotomy during open surgical procedures.

Within the United States the 8F & 6F SuperStitch devices are available for use in performing vascular stitching in general surgery, including endoscopic procedures. It is not intended for blind closure of an arteriotomy site. The SuperStitch 8F & 6F is approved in the European Union and CE marked with the indication for use as follows: The SuperStitch is indicated for use in performing vascular stitching in general surgery, including endoscopic procedures. In the EU there is no requirement for the use of fluoroscopic guidance. Sutura's headquarters are in Fountain Valley, California. "Sutura®" and "SuperStitch®" are registered trademarks of Sutura, Inc.

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Source: Sutura

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