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NeuVis Names Ronald G. Gelbman, Former Johnson & Johnson Executive Committee Member, to NeuVis Board of Advisors.

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SHELTON, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 5, 2000

NeuVis, Inc., a leading builder of e-commerce exchanges and other e-business applications, today announced the appointment of Ronald G. Gelbman to its Board of Advisors. Gelbman is the former worldwide chairman of the Health Systems and Diagnostics Group of Johnson & Johnson, and a former member of the company's executive committee. Gelbman is a renowned leader within the healthcare industry and brings more than 25 years of experience with strategic marketing and planning in the healthcare industry to the NeuVis Board of Advisors.

"The healthcare industry is experiencing rapid changes as a result of the Internet," said Arun Gupta, chairman of NeuVis. "Mr. Gelbman's vast expertise will help guide NeuVis with the positioning of the NeuVis e-business platform as the leading e-business solution for the new health care industry."

NeuVis' healthcare offering, NeuHealth, is a pre-built but customizable e-commerce framework for the healthcare industry that reflects the unique characteristics, relationships and requirements of the healthcare market. Currently, NeuVis has 10 such vertical frameworks in development for banking, brokerage, energy, human resources, insurance, life sciences, media, retail and travel.

"The healthcare industry is just beginning to realize the power of the Internet as a business tool," said Gelbman. "I am impressed by the work NeuVis has done to create an e-business platform that meets the rapidly shifting needs of the health care industry."

Gelbman has held numerous positions with Johnson & Johnson, most recently serving as worldwide chairman of the Health Systems and Diagnostics Group. His responsibilities included overseeing Health Care Systems, LifeScan, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics and Therakos. Gelbman was also responsible for leading Johnson & Johnson's annual strategic planning process and the Reengineering Task Force. Gelbman previously held the position of worldwide chairman, Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics of Johnson & Johnson. His responsibilities included all pharmaceutical and diagnostic businesses worldwide. Prior to this, Gelbman served as the executive vice president of Ortho Diagnostic Systems and shortly after was named president.

Gelbman holds a bachelor of arts degree from Rollins College, and an M.B.A. from the Crummer School of Business. Gelbman is a member of the Rollins College Board of Trustees. He is a former member of the Crummer School Board of Overseers, the Healthcare Leadership Council in Washington, D.C., the Board of Directors of the United Way of Somerset Valley, the National Fund for Medical Education and the Trenton State College Foundation.

About NeuVis

NeuVis, Inc., is a leading builder of B2B and enterprise-level e-business and e-commerce systems. The NeuVis e-business development platform works broadly across all technologies, providing rich vertical frameworks for buyers, sellers and marketplaces/exchanges. The company is located in Shelton, Connecticut, and can be reached by phone at (203) 402-2000 or via the Internet at www.neuvis.com.
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