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Devices Litigation

 News Release - October 3, 2007

AngioDynamics Announces Ruling in VNUS Litigation

QUEENSBURY, N.Y.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--AngioDynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANGO ) today announced the denial of cross-motions for summary judgment issued in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California in the patent litigation brought by VNUS Medical Technologies against Diomed, AngioDynamics and Vascular Solutions.

In her ruling, Judge Chesney denied VNUS's motion for summary judgment of infringement, leaving that issue for trial. The court also denied defendants' motion that one patent was invalid in light of the prior art, and invalidity of all asserted patents for non-compliance with the written description and enablement requirements of the Patent Law, also leaving these issues for trial. The Judge deferred ruling on the defendants' motion that two of VNUS's patents are invalid due to prior art, asking VNUS to respond to issues raised by the defendants by October 19.

As a result of the Judge's rulings, the case will now proceed to a jury trial, which is currently scheduled to commence on October 29, 2007.

About AngioDynamics

AngioDynamics, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative medical devices used by interventional radiologists, surgeons, and other physicians for the minimally invasive treatment of cancer and peripheral vascular disease. The Company's diverse product line includes market-leading radiofrequency ablation systems, vascular access products, angiographic products and accessories, dialysis products, angioplasty products, drainage products, thrombolytic products, embolization products and venous products.

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Source: AngioDynamics

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