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CSA Medical, Inc.'s Steven Schaefer Named Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Maryland Finalist


6/22/2011 8:49:12 AM

BALTIMORE, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --CSA Medical, Inc. (www.CSAmedical.com), the pioneer and leader in spray cryotherapy technologies that enable precise delivery of liquid nitrogen to treat diseased tissue, announced today that Steven Schaefer, Chief Financial Officer, has been named a finalist for the 2011 Maryland Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award.

The award program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Schaefer was selected as a finalist from roughly 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges comprised of previous award winners and business leaders.

"I am honored to receive this award on behalf of my company and our employees and to have our work acknowledged by this distinguished group of panelists," said Schaefer. "I believe that this is truly recognition of the collective CSA Medical team effort, and the broad potential for our technology to improve the health and quality of life for millions of patients."

As one of 23 finalists for the Maryland region, Schaefer will attend the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 awards gala tomorrow, June 23, 2011. Regional winners in June will be invited to attend the national awards celebration, hosted in November 2011.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor. In Maryland sponsors include Clifton Gunderson, DLA Piper, SmartCEO, Cassidy Turley, Mergis Group and PNC Bank.

About CSA Medical

CSA Medical, Inc. develops and manufactures a proprietary therapeutic interventional platform, the CryoSpray Ablation System, comprised of a device, specialty catheters and agent that allow delivery of therapeutic doses of a cryogen to flash freeze and destroy diseased tissue. The Company is the first to harness the power of extreme cold liquid nitrogen therapeutic energy delivery inside the body. To learn more, please visit www.CSAmedical.com.

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

About Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 141,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential. Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited operating in the US. For more information about our organization, please visit www.ey.com.

SOURCE CSA Medical, Inc.


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