Allium Medical Launches Revolutionary Stent Technology In Scandinavia Via Exclusive Agreement with SynMed Group

Released on: February 12, 2008, 2:46 am

Press Release Author: Allium Medical

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: SynMed has requested expanded distribution rights to Allium
Medical's revolutionary dynamic, site-specific, removable stents

Press Release Body: Caesarea, Israel - February 12, 2008 - Allium Medical Group,
developer and manufacturer of anatomically and functionally compatible, dynamic,
large-caliber, removable, non-vascular stents, announced today that it has entered
into an exclusive distribution agreement with the SynMed International Group of
Sweden for Allium\'s biliary and ureteral stents in the Swedish and Scandinavian

SynMed Medicinteknik AB of Sweden is a part of the SynMed International Distributor
Network, consisting of several leading European independent distributors of medical
diagnostic equipment covering areas of gastroenterology, urology and

Per Gezelius, General Manager of SynMed Medicinteknik AB said, "Our initial
agreement with Allium Medical was to distribute the biliary stent in Sweden. The
feedback we received from both doctors and patients at medical centers in Stockholm
and Helsinki was so strongly positive that we decided to expand our offering to
include the ureteral stent, and requested exclusive distribution rights not only for
Sweden but for all Scandinavia."

Founded in 2001, Allium Group has developed site-specific, anatomically and
functionally compatible, large caliber dynamic stents for various uses with
applications in the urinary and gastro-intestinal tract. Allium completed CE Marking
for its biliary and ureteral stents, and commenced distribution of its biliary
stents as of June 2007 in Italy, Sweden, Germany and Austria. Follow-on orders have
already been received and delivered.

The two different deployment devices of the Allium\'s biliary stents allow endoscopic
(by gastroenterologists) or percutaneous trans-hepatic (by interventional
radiologists) insertion. Allium\'s ureteral stents are mounted on two different
deployment devices allowing endoscopic retrograde (by urologists), or percutaneous
antegrade, or combined antegrade and retrograde insertion (with or without an
interventional radiologist).

Advantages of Allium stents include, among other things:
Site-specific design
No or minimal interference with organ function
Highly flexible and designed for patient comfort
Simple removal at any point of time in a short procedure
Ambulatory procedures

\"We at Allium are developing a whole new approach to stenting,\" stated Prof. (Em.)
Daniel Yachia, M.D., President, CSO and Senior Consultant (Urology) for the Allium
Group. "Our revolutionary technology platform allows us to create dynamic stents
that are anatomically and functionally compatible, with minimal to no interference
with host organ function. Now more than ever, doctors are seeking solutions to meet
demand for minimally invasive solutions to increase patient comfort and convenience
while not compromising on treatment efficacy. Our technology allows us to create
site-specific stents so that every organ has an easily removable stent of its own.

About Allium Medical
Allium Medical, Inc., is a medical device company offering next-generation stents
based on a revolutionary technological platform that enables physicians to offer
more effective stent solutions for enhancing patients\' quality of life. Allium
Medical has developed site-specific, anatomically compatible stents with
applications in the urinary and gastro-intestinal tract. Founded in 2001, Allium
Medical is a privately owned company led by Professor Daniel Yachia M.D., an
urologist and acknowledged international authority on urinary system stenting.
Allium was awarded two CE marks for its biliary and ureteral stents, commenced sales
in Europe in June 2007 and received follow- on orders from its distributors.
Allium's headquarters, manufacturing and R&D facilities are located in Caesarea,
Israel. For more information:

About SynMed International Group
The SynMed International Distributor Network consists of several leading European
Independent distributors of medical diagnostic equipment covering areas of
Gastroenterology, Urology and Neurodiagnostics. Each company specializes in the
supply service and support of GI supplies to medical professionals in their
respective countries. The group\'s members share similar ethos and values and meet
together with manufacturers throughout the year. For more information:

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