SOURCE: Innovative Spinal Technologies

September 18, 2007 08:00 ET

Innovative Spinal Technologies Adds Daniel C. Wadsworth to the Executive Management Team

MANSFIELD, MA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - Innovative Spinal Technologies, Inc. (IST), a developer of the world's most advanced motion preservation and minimally invasive technologies, announced the appointment of Daniel C. Wadsworth as Vice President of Research & Development.

"Dan brings a depth of experience in product development and regulatory affairs expertise to the IST leadership team," said Scott Schorer, President and CEO of IST. "With more than 30 years in the medical device industry, Dan is a strong leader, highly ethical, and I believe he will add significant value to the company," Mr. Schorer added.

Mr. Wadsworth previously served as Vice President, Research & Development, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI), where he lead the development of a wide range of new products contributing to significant revenue growth -- from $550M to $1.3B. Prior to joining KCI, Mr. Wadsworth held various executive positions at C.R. Bard, Inc. for 18 years, where he most recently served as Staff Vice President, New Technology and Research Alliances. Mr. Wadsworth holds a BS in Biology from University of New York at Albany and a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

"IST has developed a solid infrastructure with tremendous capability and is well poised in the spine marketplace with breakthrough technologies," said Mr. Wadsworth. "I am delighted to be part of such a strong team that is committed to improving patient care through surgeon collaboration and innovation."

About IST: Innovative Spinal Technologies, Inc.

Headquartered in Mansfield, MA, and founded in 2002, IST is a privately held spine technology company committed to advancing patient treatment by developing the world's most advanced motion preservation and minimally invasive solutions. IST is a rapidly growing company with some of the world's most advanced clinical advisors as partners. IST maintains its highly ethical approach to distribution and an unwavering focus on ethics and integrity. For information regarding IST or its products, including the AXIENT™ Dynamic Fixation system, a pedicle screw-based motion system, and the PARAMOUNT™ Lumbar Fusion System lumbar fusion for minimally invasive (MIS), mini-open or open spine surgery, contact Rob Brown, Vice President of Product Marketing, (508) 452-3500 or rbrown@ISTspine.com. More information about IST can be found at www.istspine.com.

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