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FDA CONTINUING REVIEW OF ISG'S VIEWING WAND

 FDA CONTINUING REVIEW OF ISG'S VIEWING WAND
 TORONTO, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- ISG TECHNOLOGIES INC. (ISG) today


stated it has been informed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it is continuing its review of the company's Viewing Wand product under the 510(k) submission made earlier this year. As a part of this process, the FDA has requested that ISG provide certain additional clinical data.
 "In our discussions with the FDA, they have indicated that they are impressed by the Viewing Wand's technology and recognize that it could have potentially much broader uses than those they had originally appreciated," said Michael M. Greenberg, M.D., president and chief executive officer, ISG.
 "Accordingly, for these and other reasons within the standard approvals process, the FDA is requesting additional information, mainly requiring expanded clinical trials encompassing broader and more detailed data gathering," said Dr. Greenberg.
 "While these requests from the FDA will result in additional delay before we receive clearance for marketing the Viewing Wand in the United States, we are pleased with their positive response to our product. As 11 Viewing Wands already are installed in hospitals in Canada and the U.S., we expect to be able to provide the FDA with all the information they have requested without difficulty and in a relatively short period of time," Dr. Greenberg said.
 "We will use this additional time while we are awaiting clearance in the U.S. to increase our marketing in Canada, where the Wand is available for sale. We are also considering accelerating our plans to offer the Viewing Wand in certain European markets where further approvals are not required," he said.
 ISG's Viewing Wand is an intra-operative, image-guidance system developed to assist neurosurgeons and skull-base surgeons. It enables surgeons to visualize a patient's pathology in relation to deep structures and surface anatomy. Three-dimensional images can be interactively explored using image rotation, translucency, and cutplanes to increase the understanding of the anatomy.
 ISG Technologies Inc., a Canadian company, designs, manufactures, services, and markets visual data processing technology for the medical imaging market. The technology consists of proprietary software and parallel-processing accelerator hardware. Radiologists and surgeons use these systems to display, manipulate, and analyze two-dimensional and three-dimensional images of actual patient anatomy. The company won the 1991 Canada Export Award and is a finalist in this year's Canada Awards for Business Excellence. ISG Technologies Inc. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and on NASDAQ in New York under the symbols ISOT and ISGTF, respectively.
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