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AMERICAN MEDICAL ELECTRONICS ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF RIGHTS TO MANUFACTURE AND MARKET SOFT TISSUE ANCHOR

 DALLAS, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- American Medical Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMEI), a manufacturer and distributor of advanced devices for orthopaedics and neurosurgery, announced today that it has acquired the exclusive worldwide license to manufacture, market and distribute a patented soft tissue reattachment device developed by Dr. William Ogden in association with Advanced Surgical Implants, Inc. The device is pending Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance.
 Soft tissue reattachment devices, commonly referred to as bone anchors, are used primarily for reattaching tendons and ligaments onto bone. The most common application site is the shoulder, where they are used for rotator cuff repairs.
 "We continually assess new products and companies in our acquisition program to further expand AME's products serving the fast-growing orthopaedic, neurosurgery and podiatric markets," said Joseph Mooibroek, president and chief executive officer of AME.
 AME produces and distributes medical devices used primarily by orthopaedic and neurosurgical professionals. The company's product lines include: the Spinal Stim(R) System to enhance the healing of spinal fusions; Physio-Stim(R) bone growth stimulators for the healing of non-union fractures; the AME(R) Universal Bone Plate; the Halifax(R) Clamp cervical spine fixation system; and the Carbon-One(TM) Halo System for patients suffering trauma or deteriorating cervical spine conditions.
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 /CONTACT: Wesley Johnson, vice president-finance and chief financial officer, 214-918-8477, or Ellis Regenbogen, vice president and general counsel, 214-918-8485, both of American Medical Electronics, Inc./
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