Incisive Surgical to Launch New, Stronger Absorbable Skin Staple at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting

February 23, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Incisive Surgical, Inc. today
announced that it will launch a new version of the INSORB(R) Absorbable Staple
at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons being
held in Las Vegas from February 23 – 25, 2009. The INSORB|25 Skin Stapler is
a patented medical device that places Absorbable Staples underneath the skin
to close surgical incisions. The INSORB Absorbable Skin Staple is comprised
of a biocompatible material, which is absorbed over a period of a few months.
The new version of the Absorbable Staple is 25% stronger resulting in improved
wound integrity. In addition, a significant abstract will be presented at the
meeting: “A Randomized Prospective Study of Total Hip Wound Closure with
Resorbable Subcuticular Staples”, David A. Fisher, M.D., et al, OrthoIndy
Research Foundation.

“We are very proud of our engineering team who has redesigned the INSORB
Absorbable Staple with an increased strength of 25% without making changes to
the polymer, staple dimensions or absorption profile,” said John L. Shannon,
, president and chief executive officer of Incisive Surgical. “As well, we
are pleased with the results of the randomized prospective study of hip
closures with the INSORB Stapler. The authors of this study concluded: ‘A
resorbable [skin] staple system can provide comparable wound closure to
stainless steel staples following total hip replacement and may do so with
less local discomfort or [inflammatory] reaction.’”

“The INSORB Absorbable Skin Stapler represents a revolutionary new skin
closure technology, offering unique benefits to patients, clinicians and
hospitals. The INSORB|25 Absorbable Skin Stapler combines the convenience,
comfort and cosmetic result associated with absorbable suture with the rapid
closure times associated with metal skin staplers, and eliminates the need to
remove metal staples post-operatively. Incisive Surgical has received many
national awards, including a Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award
in the medical devices industry category which recognizes the profound value
proposition of our technology.”

About Incisive Surgical

Incisive Surgical, Inc. is a privately-held medical device company
established to develop proprietary mechanical surgical solutions for skin
closure. For more information, visit http://www.insorb.com.

     Contact:  John L. Shannon, Jr.
               Ron McClurg
               Incisive Surgical, Inc.
               (952) 591-2543

SOURCE Incisive Surgical, Inc.

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