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 News Release - March 9, 2010

ClearCount Medical Solutions Appoints David Haffner as CFO

Experienced Medical Device CFO Brings Expertise to Growth Company

PITTSBURGH--(HSMN NewsFeed)--ClearCount Medical Solutions, an innovator of patient safety solutions for the operating room, today announced that it has appointed David Haffner as its Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Mr. Haffner will oversee the day-to-day financial operations of the company, and will be responsible for the financial strategy as the company’s product sales increase.

“It’s an honor to be part of a team at a rapidly growing medical device company dedicated to improved O.R. patient safety,” said Mr. Haffner. “It takes a winning solution and dedicated leadership to demonstrate the kind of success ClearCount is achieving.”

Mr. Haffner previously served in the CFO capacity for several medical technology companies, including RedPath Integrated Pathology; Renal Solutions, Inc., successfully sold to Fresenius in 2007; and NOMOS Corporation, merged with North American Scientific, Inc. He spent several years with Document Services, Inc. and 12 years with Price Waterhouse. Mr. Haffner is a CPA and received a BS degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems from the Pennsylvania State University.

“With the addition of Dave, we have significantly enhanced our management team,” said David Palmer, Chief Executive Officer of ClearCount. “Dave’s experience and leadership capability will be highly valued as we grow our business, add new products to the line, invest in new research and development for our platform, and attract new investors.”

ClearCount Medical Solutions is the only provider of RFID-based systems for the prevention of retained surgical sponges. The ClearCount SmartSponge System, for count reconciliation and detection of surgical sponges, has received multiple awards including Popular Science’s Best of What’s New in 2009. The SmartWand-DTX is the only detection system capable of validating surgical counts. Both products are now available through Medline Industries, Inc., the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies.

About ClearCount Medical Solutions

ClearCount Medical Solutions is a medical device company focused on patient safety solutions. ClearCount has assembled an extendable RFID-based platform that provides a comprehensive solution to improve efficiency while preventing medical errors. ClearCount Medical Solutions has been recognized with a Popular Science 2009 Best of What’s New Award, and has received additional recognition from TIME and WIRED magazines, the 2009 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award, the International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) and more. ClearCount’s SmartSponge and SmartWand-DTX systems are the only RFID enabled systems for counting and detecting surgical sponges, thereby improving patient and OR safety, enhancing productivity, and reducing cost. To learn more, visit www.clearcount.com.


Source: ClearCount Medical Solutions

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