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 News Release - August 5, 2009

Blacktoe Medical Expands Executive Team With New CEO and VP of Sales in Anticipation of Commercial Product Launch

PORTLAND, OR., Aug 5 --(HSMN NewsFeed)-- Blacktoe Medical announces the expansion of their Executive Team with the recent hiring of Mike Temple as Chief Executive Officer, and earlier this year, Scott Ronk as Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development

Mike Temple joins Blacktoe Medical with 20 years of executive experience in both technology driven and traditional manufacturing companies. His experience with medical device companies includes positions as Executive Vice President and General Manager at publicly traded Bioject Medical Technologies, CFO at venture-backed Inovise Medical Inc. and CFO at Instromedix Inc. Other technology sector experience includes roles as COO/CFO at open source software industry consortium Open Source Development Labs and Founder/CFO at Internet start-up upright Systems Inc.

"Mike is a proven leader who understands the medical device business," said Ronald Schutz, M.D., Founder and Chairman of Blacktoe Medical. "He has joined us at a very exciting time as we are about to launch our SonicEye(TM) product. His broad experience with companies at Blacktoe's stage of development will be invaluable. We're very pleased to have added Mike to our team."

Scott Ronk brings 20 years of experience in the diagnostic imaging and ultrasound industry to Blacktoe Medical. As a manager at Acuson Corporation, he managed his sales team through the company's acquisition by Siemens Medical where he later held several key leadership roles, most recently as Vice President of Sales for Siemens' Ultrasound Division.

"Scott is a seasoned sales veteran and proven leader, and a welcome addition to our executive team," said Dr. Schutz. "He brings deep industry knowledge and a very broad base of contacts to the company. Scott is ideally equipped to lead our sales, marketing and business development efforts as Blacktoe moves its products from the development stage to commercial launch."

About Blacktoe Medical

Founded in 2001 and based in Portland, Oregon, Blacktoe Medical, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures high-performance, miniaturized ultrasound probes, which combine ultrasonic technology with innovative probe design. Blacktoe's SonicEye(TM) is a fingertip-mounted ultrasound probe that enables simultaneous imaging with tactile feedback to open new markets for ultrasound imaging, improve diagnostic effectiveness and increase patient satisfaction. The SonicEye(TM) has been developed by a highly experienced team of scientists, engineers, clinicians and medical imaging experts. Development efforts for the SonicEye(TM) have been supported by the U.S. military's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC). For more information, please visit

Source: Blacktoe Medical

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