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Aspide Medical Receives FDA Clearance of SURGIMESH® XB Mesh

August 18, 2008 – BG Medical / PRnewswire (Chicago, IL)

SURGIMESH® XB is an advanced technology adhesion barrier surgical mesh indicated for use in hernias with exposure to the viscera - a procedure performed in over 450,000 patients annually in the USA. Its novel platform technology is based upon the integration of a thin non-adhesive barrier of silicone to one surface of a random network of non-woven polypropylene micro-fibers creating a very flexible yet durable dual function hernia repair mesh. Aspide Medicals development of this unique platform technology results in a mesh that in clinical use is an absolute barrier to visceral adhesion on one surface while providing complete tissue integration on the other surface to produce hernia repairs with very high strength and patient comfort.

The use of Aspide Medicals advanced, dual function SURGIMESH® XB provides today's clinicians with a broad spectrum of configurations for minimally invasive open and laparoscopic hernia repairs. It is the first absolute adhesion barrier mesh composed of non-woven polypropylene microfibers available for clinical use in the US hernia market. Clinical experience has demonstrated that SURGIMESH® XB significantly improves upon current mesh offerings by absolutely inhibiting visceral adhesion formation, providing high levels of tissue integration with minimal scarring and increasing patient comfort with low inflammation tissue integration.

About BG Medical

BG Medical is a unique Sales and Marketing Distribution Partner for next-generation medical devices and disposables. BG Medical partners with companies having high margin, breakthrough technology platforms with a potential for significant market development. Our goal is to provide our partners with the significant market share gain and the presence necessary to become leaders in given market segments. We accomplish this with our highly trained, dedicated and segment focused US wide Sales and Marketing Team.

BG Medical’s core competencies include General and Laparoscopic Specialty Surgery, Urogynecologic, Colorectal and other emerging minimally invasive surgical platform applications. BG Medical is the exclusive US distributor for SURGIMESH® and other advanced medical device technologies.

About Aspide Medical

Aspide Medical of St. Etienne, France, celebrating 15 years of healthcare innovation, manufactures thousands of medical devices each year which are distributed worldwide. Aspide Medicals vast expertise in developing medical device technologies for the treatment of digestive, urologic, gynecologic, and aesthetic surgeries has brought a number of breakthrough advances in these and other diversified healthcare markets. Maintaining a commitment to the latest ISO Quality Standards, state-of-the-art manufacturing and automation, Aspide Medical continues to excel in several specialty healthcare markets requiring surgical intervention. For more information, visit Aspide Medicals website at www.aspide.com.