Novuson Surgical, Inc.

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“This will change surgery forever” was the general sentiment from a University of Washington commissioned survey of applicable surgeons.

Over the last 9 years, the Novuson founders have established scientific credibility via compelling proof of concept trials. We are now transitioning from an R&D company to a manufacturing and marketing company, delivering product systems at a national then global scale.

Our technology’s performance has been solidly demonstrated, both in ex vivo tissue samples and in vivo swine trials. Now we need to invest in product development, manufacturing, and 510k FDA clearance, as well as fill out our technical and management teams with proven producers.

A highly regarded FDA consulting firm in Washington (Drug and Device Development) has issued a Position Letter indicating our FDA classification to be 510K.

We hold 7 granted US utility patents, 2 of which have been extended internationally, via the “PCT” process. Novuson owns worldwide exclusive license to these patents.

We have received support from a number of organizations:

Madigan Military Medical Center (Joint Base Fort Lewis/McChord) invited us to join them in a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), in which Madigan would conduct our human subjects trials at no cost to Novuson.

National Institute of Health (NIH) has awarded us multiple grants: Phase 1 STTR grant of $225K completed with a Perfect Score. $1.5M in March of 2016 for a Direct to Phase II through NIGMS (Hemostatic Clamp), and an additional $1.5M in September of 2016 through NHLBI (Perioperative Bleeding).

Our next step is to integrate the lab prototype into a product-ready clinical system suitable for 510K clearance by the FDA. We project 6 months are needed before we launch into the US general surgical market. We will first sell our system to the top general surgery hospitals in the North American market before expanding to Europe, Japan, and China where we will use local distributing partners to enter the general surgery markets.

Stuart B Mitchell, PhD • Chairman, CEO, CSO, Inventor of the Technology, Co-Founder

Over 20 years experience in biomedical instrumentation, 10 years in acoustic device and 15 years in tissue response to stimuli. Inventor of Novuson’s technology, conceptualized the market space, and developed the business strategy. Managed million dollar corporations/projects for 30 years. Started ACCES with Jean Maixner, grew to a multi-location practice with 70% CAGR, successful exit via merger with nationwide company, 7000% ROI.

Jim Bazzinotti, MBA,•  COO, EVP Sales & Marketing

Mr. Jim Bazzinotti is a senior medical device industry executive with extensive, diversified experience in both the minimally invasive products and capital equipment sectors. A hands-on executive with broad functional bandwidth from operating room to board room.

Expert in developing strategic business and marketing plans, executing both US and global product launches, creating branding campaigns, managing product life cycles and building direct sales teams and managing distributor channels. Recipient of the President’s award from both the Cordis Corporation and Elekta for outstanding performance and contributions.

Juan A Asensio, MD, FACS, FCCM, FRCS, KM • CMO, Advisor of Surgical and Trauma Surgery Applications

World renowned trauma surgery expert with over 400 published papers on surgical interventions and trauma management and co-authored 15 books. An active Academic Trauma Surgeon for over 25 years, Dr. Asensio’s research focus includes shock, exsanguination, cardiothoracic, and vascular injuries as well as complex pancreatico-duodenal and complex hepatic injuries. Drs. Asensio and Mitchell have collaborated for over eight years on various acoustic hemostasis-related projects.

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