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LASERMEDICS ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF FIRST NATIONAL LASER SURGICAL TRAINING PROGRAM

 STAFFORD, Texas, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Lasermedics, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMDX), today announced that it is forming the Laser Training Institute (LTI) to instruct surgeons in the current laser surgical techniques, ranging from laser laparoscopic hernia repair to visual laser ablation of the prostate. LTI will be the first program of its kind in the United States to train surgeons on a national level in laser surgical procedures.
 Steve Barbour, the former head of the American Laser Institute, will head the institute. The LTI staff will be made up of 15 to 20 doctors affiliated with such prestigious medical centers as Harvard University, MD Anderson, the University of Alabama, Tufts University and the University of Massachusetts.
 "There is a definite void that needs to be filled in the medical profession," according to Barbour. "While there are an ever growing number of surgical procedures that can be performed using laser techniques, it is difficult for qualified surgeons to find the proper facilities and instructors to receive the appropriate training. Through our impressive staff of instructors, LTI will have the ability to train up to 2,000 physicians in the first 12 months in laser surgical procedures."
 LTI's first seminar will take place on Nov. 13, 1993 in New Orleans. Surgeons will be trained in laser assisted uvulo-palatoplasty for treating the problem of snoring. For this procedure, patients receive laser therapy that leaves them virtually snore-free. The treatment is done on an outpatient basis, compared to the traditional uvulo- palatoplasty procedure that involves a two day hospital stay followed by a two week recovery period.
 Lasermedics, Inc. is located in Stafford. The company is the U.S. leader in low energy laser therapy, used to treat patients who suffer form Repetitive Stress Injuries, specially Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). General Motors Corporation recently completed a double blind study on 200 workers suffering from CTS using Lasermedics MICROLIGHT 830(TM) low energy laser. The results of the study will be released no later than mid-January.
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 /CONTACT: Jonathan Braun or Merrill Freund of Marinex, Inc., 914-241-8777/
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