Stephen E. Smith, Jr. Joins Med-Design's Board of Directors; `We Are Always Looking to Promote Business that Serves a Humanitarian Need'

Sep 23, 2003, 01:00 ET from Med-Design Corporation

    VENTURA, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Med-Design
 Corporation (Nasdaq:   MEDC), a leader in the design and development of safety
 needle products for medical use, today announced that Stephen E. Smith, Jr. of
 Boston, MA, a founding partner of KSS Realty Partners and an active member of
 the Kennedy family financial advisory board, has joined the Med-Design Board
 of Directors.
     Smith is the eldest son of the late Stephen E. Smith and Jean Kennedy
 Smith, sister of the late President John F. Kennedy.
     "We are always looking to promote business that prevents human suffering,"
 Smith said. "Because of the potential for safety needle products to prevent
 life-threatening illnesses including HIV and Hepatitis, Med-Design appeals as
 much on a humanitarian level as it does on a business level."
     "We are delighted to welcome Stephen Smith to the Med-Design Board at this
 exciting time in the company's development, and we look forward to the
 international experience and understanding he brings," said James Donegan,
 Chairman and CEO of Med-Design. "With five of our products on the market, and
 more than 30 in the pipeline, we are poised to bring safety to patients and
 caregivers across the broad range of medical and dental settings."
     At KSS Realty Partners, Mr. Smith is responsible for investor relations,
 capital raising, and investment strategy. He has been involved in the Kennedy
 family financial investments. He founded and chairs the Social Media company
 and Kennedy Smith Sammaweera, a real estate investment and development
 business. He has delivered keynote presentations at the annual conferences of
 the Family Firm Institute and the Family Office Exchange - two major family
 business organizations.
     Mr. Smith holds an M.A. from Harvard University, a J.D. from Columbia
 University, and an M.A. Ed. from Harvard's School for Education.  He served as
 Deputy Campaign Manager for Senator Edward Kennedy during his presidential and
 senatorial campaigns.  He also served on the staff of the Senate Judiciary and
 Foreign Relations Committees, and taught negotiation at Harvard University Law
 School. He is a three-time winner of Harvard's Danforth Award for Excellence
 in Teaching and a recipient of the Lyndehurst Foundation prize for social and
 artistic achievement.  Mr. Smith has been involved in several high-level peace
 negotiations and has served as a consultant to the Irish peace process and the
 organization of African Unity.
     About Med-Design
     Founded in 1990, the Med-Design Corporation has developed technology
 related to 38 safety needle products designed to enable medical workers to
 perform a wide range of medical procedures with products that retract the
 needle into a protective housing rendering the contaminated needle
 inoperative.  Med-Design's safety needle products and technologies cover
 applications within the important risk areas of blood collection, infusion
 therapy, venous and arterial insertion, and injection. Med-Design develops
 user-friendly and cost-effective safety needle devices and technologies,
 utilizing its expertise in creating technology for products that meet
 stringent user requirements, while minimizing manufacturing cost.  Med-Design
 has a significant portfolio of issued and pending patents protecting its
 proprietary safety needle technology.  Approximately half of Med-Design's
 product designs have been licensed.  Med-Design is actively seeking partners
 for its remaining products and designs.
     Forward-Looking Statements
     This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The
 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, among others, the
 evolution of the Company to a revenue-generating company.  There are important
 factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
 expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including lack of
 demand or low demand for Med-Design's products or for safety products
 generally, and other factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission.
     For more information about Med-Design, please visit
     James Donegan
     Chairman and CEO
     (805) 339-0375
     Joseph Bongiovanni
     Corporate Counsel, Secretary
     (215) 790-0060
     Denise Portner
     Tierney Communications
     (215) 790-4395
     Melissa Volin
     (215) 790-4411

SOURCE Med-Design Corporation