Medical Ventures Corp.

Medical Ventures Corp.

November 06, 2006 08:30 ET

Medical Ventures Completes Consolidation, Restructures Leadership Roles

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 6, 2006) - MEDICAL VENTURES CORP. (TSX VENTURE:MEV), a medical devices company specializing in products for the cardiovascular and surgical markets, has completed consolidation of its two subsidiary units: Angiometrx Inc. and PM Devices Inc.

Medical Ventures began consolidating the two companies into one operation and facility in Richmond, B.C. in Q2 2006, in an effort to streamline operations, improve productivity efficiencies and reduce costs. To date, the company has realized savings in materials and direct labour in the manufacturing of both its Metricath® catheter and PeriPatch™ tissue product lines; centralized purchasing activities; and modified its procurement schedule to reduce transport, labour and materials costs.

In conjunction with its consolidation activities, Medical Ventures announces the following changes to its leadership team:

- Alexei Marko has been named the company's vice president and chief operating officer. He will be responsible for all operational activities for the firm, including: product development, clinical trials and manufacturing. Mr. Marko was formerly vice president, product development at Medical Ventures and president of its Angiometrx catheter division. Mr. Marko will continue to sit on Medical Ventures' board of directors.

- Kevin McKim has been promoted to the position of vice president, sales and marketing, and will oversee business development and commercialization activities for all MEV products.

- Carlos Vonderwalde has resigned from his position as chief technology officer and vice president, sales and clinical affairs. Mr. Vonderwalde will remain available to the company as a consultant on an as-needed basis.

Of the management changes, Mr. Geyer said:

"Medical Ventures has a strong foundation in the research and development of new medical technologies, and we are eager to build upon that strength and make strides in our commercial efforts going forward. The company has recognized Alexei and Kevin's achievements to date and is looking to them to take on increased areas of responsibility as we bring a growing suite of products into the global marketplace.

"I would also like to thank Mr. Vonderwalde for his years of service to the company and wish him all the best in his future endeavours," Mr. Geyer said.

About Medical Ventures Corp.

Medical Ventures Corp. is a medical device company dedicated to developing products that address clinical needs in the quickly growing cardiovascular and surgical marketplace. MEV products help doctors treat a wide range of health concerns, including cardiovascular disease, hernias and obesity. The company develops and manufactures the patented Metricath® System catheter technology and PeriPatch™, a range of surgical tissue products. Medical Ventures is also a contract medical devices manufacturer. For more information, please visit

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