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VALLEYLAB FILES SUIT AGAINST SHARPLAN LASERS, INC./FIBRA-SONICS, INC.

 NEW YORK, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Valleylab Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE), has brought a patent infringement lawsuit against Sharplan Lasers, Inc., distributors of the Ultra(TM) ultrasonic aspirator, and Fibra-Sonics, Inc., its manufacturer.
 Valleylab President William D. Reichenberg said today that efforts to resolve the matter without litigation failed and a lawsuit was brought in the Federal District Court in the Northern District of Illinois for infringement of three U.S. patents protecting the Valleylab CUSA Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator.
 Headquartered in Boulder, Colo., Valleylab is a world leader in advanced electrosurgery and ultrasonic surgery systems. Pfizer Inc is a diversified, research-based health care company with global operations. Pfizer Inc reported 1992 sales of more than $7.23 billion.
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 /CONTACT: Andy McCormick of Pfizer, 212-573-1226/
 (PFE)


CO: Valleylab Inc.; Pfizer Inc; Sharplan Lasers, Inc.; Fibra-Sonics,
 Inc. ST: Colorado, Illinois, New York IN: HEA SU:


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