Incisive Surgical Broadens its Intellectual Property Portfolio

June 7, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Incisive Surgical, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued the Company a key patent for its proprietary INSORB® Absorbable Skin Stapling Technology. The allowed claims include comprehensive subject matter covering the method and apparatus of the INSORB Skin Closure technology. The Company also announced that it has received a notice of allowance of patent issuance from the USPTO relating to the absorbable staple. In addition, the Company announced that the Japanese Patent Office issued a notice of allowance of patent issuance covering the method and apparatus of the INSORB Technology. The Company was issued a Japanese patent in 2010 relating to its absorbable staple. The INSORB Absorbable Skin Stapling Technology is a revolutionary new surgical modality that places an absorbable staple entirely underneath the skin to close surgical incisions. Patients now have a more comfortable, convenient and cosmetic choice for rapid skin closure. This unique device has won several national awards, including the 2006 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation of the Year Award for medical devices. Incisive Surgical is the only company in the world that offers this technology and has sold over 650,000 INSORB® Absorbable Skin Staplers since the product launch in January 2005.

“Incisive Surgical will soon hold eight INSORB Patents throughout the world,” said John L. Shannon, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Incisive Surgical. “We have patents covering all three essential core elements of the INSORB Technology – the method, the absorbable staple, and the mechanical stapler. This is further recognition of the significant technological advance for the benefit of patients, clinicians and health care facilities, as well as the ingenuity of our development team and the novelty of the INSORB Technology.”

The INSORB Absorbable Skin Stapler offers the speed of metal skin staplers with the cosmetic results and comfort of absorbable sutures. The INSORB Stapler uses bioabsorbable staples that are placed underneath the skin and dissolve in the body within a matter of months. The staples, which are comprised of the same material as the leading bioabsorbable sutures, break down naturally, thereby eliminating the anxiety, pain, cost and inconvenience of post-operative staple removal.

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 or to request a media kit, contact info@insorb.com or visit www.insorb.com.

    Contact:  John L. Shannon, Jr.
              Ron W. McClurg
              Incisive Surgical, Inc.
              (952) 591-2543, ext. 18

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