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SYNTEX EXECUTIVE JOINS UNISURGE'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 SYNTEX EXECUTIVE JOINS UNISURGE'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisurge Inc., a


manufacturer and marketer of surgical instruments for laparoscopic surgery, today announced that it named Neil Flanzraich to its board of directors.
 Bringing nearly 25 years of corporate law experience to Unisurge, Flanzraich is senior vice president, general counsel, and a member of the operating committee at Syntex Corp., Palo Alto, Calif., a world leader in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics.
 "Neil Flanzraich's appointment provides an important contribution to our board," said Robert D. Berkowitz, president and chief executive officer of Unisurge. "His expertise and experience in health care markets will be invaluable as we introduce our first line of surgical instrument systems."
 Prior to joining Syntex, Flanzraich was a general partner of Holtzmann, Wise and Shepard, New York. Before that he practiced law at Cahill, Gordon & Reindel, New York. Flanzraich holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College.
 Based in Cupertino, Unisurge Inc. was founded in 1990 to develop, manufacture and market surgical instruments designed specifically for laparoscopic surgery -- a new, less invasive form of abdominal surgery. Performed through small hollow tubes through which special surgical instruments are used, laparoscopic surgery is now provided by a growing number of general surgeons for gallbladder removal, appendectomy, hernia repair and localized cancer therapy.
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 /CONTACT: Robert D. Berkowitz, president and CEO of Unisurge, 408-996-4700, or Charles Versaggi of Versaggi & Associates, 408-358-4162, for Unisurge/ CO: Unisurge Inc.; Syntex Corp. ST: California IN: MTC SU: PER


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