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Veteran Medical Device Executive to Lead Start-up Aragon Surgical, Inc.


8/19/2008 9:53:16 AM

Roseanne Varner to Guide Commercialization of Company's Innovative Surgical Instrument Line

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aragon Surgical, Inc., a venture-backed surgical device company, announced the appointment of Roseanne Varner as its president and CEO. She will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors which she joined in 2007. Ms. Varner brings to Aragon Surgical significant experience and a successful track record as a medical device executive. She most recently was President and CEO of Aspire Medical Inc, a Bay area venture-backed company focused on a new treatment for sleep apnea. Prior to Aspire, she served as founder/CEO of Atherotech, Inc and CEO of Gynecare where she spearheaded the company’s growth and acquisition by Johnson & Johnson. Ms Varner has held key positions with several other medical devices corporations, including Medtronic.

“I am pleased to join Aragon Surgical as its president and CEO to lead the company as we progress to commercialization of its core technology within the electrosurgical field. Aragon Surgical has a series of innovative surgical products that offer a clear and distinct value proposition to gynecological and general surgeons,” said Varner. It is anticipated that Aragon Surgical will launch its first RF based product in Q1 2009 with several others anticipated within the next twelve months.

“Aragon Surgical has developed an exciting pipeline of products based on extensive surgeon feedback. Roseanne’s extensive experience and leadership in launching products and growing companies is a perfect fit for the next phase of development as the company prepares to commercialize their products,” said Leslie Bottorff, board member and general partner at ONSET Ventures.

About Aragon Surgical, Inc.

Located in Palo Alto, California, Aragon Surgical is a venture-backed, market-driven surgical device company that is developing and commercializing a variety of surgical instruments intended to reduce operative time and improve patient safety, benefiting both patients and surgeons. Located in Palo Alto, California, Aragon Surgical is a privately held company with 30 employees. Investors include Bay City Capital, Delphi Ventures, Onset Ventures and Integral Capital Partners. Please visit us at www.aragonsurgical.com or call Customer Service toll free at (888) 207-2058. Contacts

Aragon Surgical, Inc. Christine L. Cunningham Vice President of Marketing & Business Development (650) 543-3100 CCunningham@AragonSurgical.com


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