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Concentric Medical(R) Announces Co-Marketing Agreement With InTouch Health(R) to Advance Acute Ischemic Stroke Care
Date:8/12/2008

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentric Medical, Inc., the global leader in devices for clot removal in ischemic stroke patients, announced today that it has entered into a co-marketing agreement with InTouch Health to facilitate the advancement of stroke care in the U.S. Concentric Medical and InTouch Health will work with hospitals to create centers of excellence for treating acute ischemic stroke, developing comprehensive programs that offer patients the broadest range of options in acute stroke intervention.

Concentric Medical provides Merci Retrieval Systems(TM), as well as tools, resources and physician training to help hospitals provide state-of-the-art care for patients suffering from ischemic stroke. InTouch Health provides Remote Presence technology, which is a next generation telemedicine solution combining the power of robotics, wireless, and the Internet to achieve full physician coverage for patients that present to the hospital with acute stroke symptoms.

Maria Sainz, President and CEO of Concentric Medical said, "Concentric Medical is excited to team with InTouch Health to bring about real change in the way hospitals address the care of acute ischemic stroke and extends the reach of their growing stroke networks. Prompt access to physicians who can provide all interventional options including Concentric's Merci Retrieval System is a critical component in the effective treatment of this disease."

Yulun Wang, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO of InTouch Technologies said, "I am very pleased to announce this agreement with Concentric Medical. Together we have an opportunity to give stroke patients everywhere a better chance of survival by delivering faster and more efficient access to state-of-the-art stroke expertise and care through our Remote Presence telestroke networks."

About Concentric Medical

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