SOURCE: IST

January 29, 2008 08:00 ET

Innovative Spinal Technologies Adds Michael C. McIntyre as Vice President of Sales

MANSFIELD, MA--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - Innovative Spinal Technologies, Inc. (IST), a premier spinal product company committed to advancing patient treatment by developing innovative motion preservation and minimally invasive spinal solutions, announces the appointment of Michael C. McIntyre as Vice President of Sales.

"Mike brings significant field leadership and sales expertise to the IST management team," said Scott Schorer, President and CEO of IST. "With more than 20 years in the medical device industry, Mike has a distinguished track record and is an outstanding addition to the company," Mr. Schorer added.

Mr. McIntyre joins IST from Advanced Bionics, a division of Boston Scientific, Inc., where as the Northeast Regional Director of Sales he grew the business to $60M to become a market leader in neuromodulation. Previously, Mr. McIntyre held various executive positions at Medtronic, Inc. for 13 years, where as Midwest District Manager he contributed to the accelerated growth of implantable technologies. Mr. McIntyre holds a BS in Business Administration from Drexel University and an MBA from Michigan State University.

"I am extremely pleased to join IST's Executive Management Team," said Mr. McIntyre. "I joined IST due to their breakthrough product offering, rapidly expanding commercial presence, strong value system, and financial backing. I look forward to aligning IST's exceptional technology and talent with a robust sales-execution strategy focused on maintaining focus on providing world-class service to our clinicians and patients."

About IST: Innovative Spinal Technologies, Inc.

Headquartered in Mansfield, MA, 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 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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