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 News Release - October 1, 2007

IlluminOss Medical Inc. Announces the Appointment of John A. Pafford to Board of Directors

MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--IlluminOss Medical Inc., an early stage medical device company dedicated to the development of minimally invasive orthopedic systems, today announced the election of Mr. John A. Pafford to the company's Board of Directors.

Mr. Pafford, with over thirty years of orthopedic experience, is a Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer for Spine Wave Inc. focused on the development and commercialization of innovative spinal surgical solutions. Mr. Pafford has previously served in various executive positions at Medtronic Spine (formerly Sofamor Danek), including Executive Vice President of Worldwide Research and Development, and, most recently, as President for the Thoracolumbar Group and Technology Development. Prior to joining Medtronic Spine, Mr. Pafford served in a variety of technology roles at Wright Medical (formerly Dow Corning Wright).

"IlluminOss Medical is extremely pleased to welcome Mr. Pafford to the Board of Directors," said Robert A. Rabiner, President and CEO and Founder. "As we move forward with the advancement and execution of the company's vision, John's extensive executive leadership experience and guidance will be a strong and exceptional addition to our team."

About IlluminOss Medical

IlluminOss Medical Inc. is a privately held, early stage medical device company dedicated to the development of minimally invasive orthopedic systems for the internal fixation, stabilization and treatment of bone fractures. The company is currently developing the IlluminOss Orthopedic System with initial, specific percutaneous applications for small bones such as fractures of the hands, wrists, clavicle and ribs.

The company, founded in 2007, is headquartered in Middletown, Rhode Island. Principal investors are Foundation Medical Partners.

About Foundation Medical Partners

Foundation Medical Partners is a leading national, independent, healthcare venture capital investment firm specializing in early stage investments in the medical device, biopharmaceutical and predictive medicine technology sectors. Foundation Medical Partners invests in ventures that demonstrate the capability to improve the practice of medicine and human health.

Source: IlluminOss Medical

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