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The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Elects Four New Members to Its Board of Directors
Date:9/13/2007

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG), the private/public partnership putting the region's life sciences industry on a fast track for growth, announced that Peter M. DeComo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Renal Solutions, Inc., John A. Kuzmishin, Vice President of Strategic Business Initiatives, UPMC, John L. Miclot, President and Chief Executive Officer, Respironics, and Elizabeth S. Woo, Ph. D., Vice President, Biotechnology, Thermo Fisher Scientific have been elected to the PLSG Board of Directors.

"We are extremely honored that Mr. DeComo, Mr. Kuzmishin, Mr. Miclot and Dr. Woo have agreed to join our board of directors. Their business experience with life science organizations, combined with their significant credentials and achievements, make them a tremendous asset to help guide the PLSG in our efforts to continue to drive innovation and commercialize more life sciences technologies in the region," said John W. Manzetti, PLSG's President and CEO.

About Peter M. DeComo

Mr. DeComo, is a co-founder of Renal Solutions, Inc. (RSI), an innovator in the development of renal dialysis systems for both the institutional and home environments. He serves as the company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Before co-founding RSI, he was the Chief Operating Officer of HemoTherapies Inc., a start-up company in San Diego, commercializing the only FDA cleared Liver Dialysis System. He was previously Senior Vice President of the Specialty Pharmacy Division for Olsten Health Services, now Accredo, a $600 million specialty pharmacy provider. Prior to joining Olsten, Mr. DeComo held numerous senior level positions in the health care industry, launching and commercializing specialized products and services to patients in the home setting. He has served as a Director on the Board of Curative Health Services and is affiliated with a number of healthcare related organizations and advocacy groups. Mr. DeCo
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