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SCIMED ELECTS NEW DIRECTOR

 MINNEAPOLIS, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- SCIMED Life Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: SMLS) announced today that Donald C. Harrison, M.D., has been elected to its board of directors. Harrison is senior vice president and provost for Health Education, University of Cincinnati, and CEO of the Medical Center since 1986. Harrison also spent 23 years at Stanford University, where he held numerous positions including chief of Cardiology, Professor of Medicine and co-director, Falk Cardiovascular Research Center. He was national president of the American Heart Association 1981-82 and formerly vice president of the American College of Cardiology.
 Dale Spencer, president and chief executive officer, commented, "Dr. Harrison's breadth of experience in clinical cardiology and research, coupled with his health-care policy and administrative expertise, makes him a uniquely qualified and highly desirable board member. We are thrilled with Dr. Harrison's decision to join our board. Dr. Harrison also currently serves on the board of directors or scientific advisory board of several other non-competing companies, which meaningfully enhances his perspective."
 Harrison is chairman of the scientific advisory board of Hewlett- Packard Medical Products Group and the Procter & Gamble worldwide cardiac advisory panel. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Association of Academic Health Centers, the Health Care Technology Institute, EP Technologies, and VESTA Medical Systems. He has published eight books and more than 590 scientific articles. Presently he serves on the editorial board of six national and international cardiac journals.
 SCIMED Life Systems, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets disposable medical devices, principally coronary and peripheral angioplasty catheters, for non-surgical treatment of cardiovascular disease. SCIMED's shares are traded on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol SMLS.
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 /CONTACT: Dale A. Spencer, president and chief executive officer of SCIMED, 612-494-1702/
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