Incisive Surgical Announces Issuance of Third Principal Absorbable Skin Stapling Technology Patent

March 30, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS, March 30 /PRNewswire/ — Incisive Surgical, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark office has issued the company a patent for its proprietary INSORB® Absorbable Skin Stapling Technology. The patent broadly covers the wound closure stapling apparatus. Incisive Surgical is the only company in the world that offers a mechanical stapler that deploys absorbable staples that are placed underneath the skin to close incisions. The Company has shipped approximately 500,000 staplers since January 2005.

“We are pleased to announce the issuance of this third principal U.S. patent covering the INSORB Technology,” said John L. Shannon, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Incisive Surgical. “We now have patents covering all three essential core elements of our INSORB Technology – the method, the absorbable staple, and the mechanical stapler. The INSORB Absorbable Skin Stapler represents a revolutionary skin closure modality, offering unique benefits to patients, clinicians and hospitals. This new patent recognizes the ingenuity of our development team and the novelty of the INSORB Technology.”

About Incisive Surgical

Incisive Surgical, Inc. is a privately-held medical device company established to develop proprietary mechanical surgical solutions for skin closure. The INSORB Absorbable Skin Staple combines the comfort, convenience and cosmetic result of absorbable suture with the rapid closure times associated with metal skin staplers, while eliminating the need to remove metal staples post-operatively. The INSORB Absorbable Staple is comprised of a biocompatible material, which is absorbed over a period of a few months. The Company has been the recipient of numerous national awards, including winning the Wall Street Journal 2006 Technology Innovation Award in the medical devices category for the INSORB Skin Stapler. For more information, visit www.insorb.com.

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

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