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Medigus Announces World’s Smallest Video Camera

May 3, 2011

OMER, Israel, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Medigus Ltd. (TASE:
MDGS) has developed the world’s smallest video camera – just 0.99 mm in
diameter.

These miniature cameras are manufactured from materials suitable for
human medical procedures. They are designed specifically for small-diameter
disposable endoscopic devices, used in diagnostic and surgical procedures in
regions of the anatomy where larger scopes are not viable. Medical fields in
which such tools are required include: cardiology; orthopedics;
gastroenterology; gynecology; otolaryngology, bronchoscopy and robotic
surgery.

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These cameras will be integrated into endoscopic devices developed and
manufactured by the company, and also sold to third-party medical device
manufacturers. Medigus will begin supplying camera samples in the coming
weeks to US and Japanese companies which produce cardiology-related devices.
The miniature cameras offered by Medigus are supported by the company’s
digital video processing systems.

The second generation cameras utilize advanced technology, notably the
TSV (Through Silicon Via) method which enables miniaturization and reduction
of mass-production costs. A dedicated 0.66×0.66 mm CMOS sensor provides high
image resolution at 45,000 pixels. When manufactured and sold in large
quantities, the costs are sufficiently low for the camera to be used in
disposable devices, eliminating the need for costly, time-consuming and
potentially hazardous device sterilization.

The global miniature camera market for disposable endoscopic devices is
estimated at 4M units in 2011 and 7M in 2015.

“We are excited to release our second generation of disposable cameras to
further progress the medical endoscopic field.” said Dr. Elazar Sonnenschein,
CEO for Medigus Ltd. “Medical procedures that have not been possible until
now become possible with the world’s smallest camera. The advanced technology
provides the medical community and patients with safe, quality and
cost-effective treatment.”

About Medigus Ltd.

Medigus is a medical device company that specializes in developing
innovative endoscopic procedures and devices. Medigus is a pioneer developer
of a unique proprietary endoscopic device for the treatment of GERD, one of
the most common chronic diseases in the Western world. Medigus has an
advanced technology platform that includes the necessary elements for
developing a wide range of endoscopic procedures. The platform includes
various CCD and CMOS video cameras developed by Medigus. For additional
information please visit http://www.medigus.com

    Contact:
    Dr. Yaron Silberman
    yaron@medigus.com
    Tel: +972-52-6511122

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