Avery Laboratories is now Avery Biomedical Devices

Press Release – October 15, 2007

It is with great privilege that Avery Biomedical Devices, Inc. (ABD) announces the appointment of John A. Elefteriades, M.D., F.A.C.S. to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Elefteriades is the William W.L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He serves as Co-Director of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Heart Center. He is recognized consistently in America’s Top Doctors published by Castle Connolly. He serves on the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Cardiology, Cardiology, The International Journal of Angiology, The Journal of Cardiac Surgery, and The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, among others. He has served on the Board of Governors of the American College of Cardiology and as President of the International College of Angiology. He has recently served on a steering committee for future research at the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Elefteriades has conducted award-winning pioneering research in cardiac surgery and has been instrumental in the development and testing of many medical devices, including ABD’s phrenic nerve stimulator. He has published over 200 scientific papers and dozens of book chapters, as well as several textbooks of medicine and surgery. For the lay public, he has authored the recently published Your Heart: An Owner’s Guide and the upcoming The Women’s Heart: An Owner’s Guide.

Linda Towler, CEO, states, “The addition of Dr. Elefteriades’ experience and expertise will be invaluable to the future growth of ABD.”

Dr. Elefteriades states, “It is a privilege to serve on the Board of Directors of ABD. This company has served the world’s need in diaphragm pacing. Exciting new products are under development in this and related arenas as well. I look forward to providing medical and surgical input to the Board.”

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