Macropore Protective Sheet Technology Used in Surgery To Separate Siamese Twins in Singapore

SAN DIEGO, FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany, and SINGAPORE, April 23

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from MacroPore, Inc.

/PRNewswire/ -- At a Neurosurgery Congress in Shanghai MacroPore (Neuer Markt:
 XMP) experts introduced its innovative technology where implants composed of a
 lactic acid copolymer aid in the regeneration of bone.  The implants are
 slowly broken down, metabolized and released from the body. A second surgery
 for metal removal becomes obsolete.  The so-called Protective Sheet was
 recently involved in the separation of the Siamese twins.  This unique concept
 of protected bone regeneration makes it possible to heal critical sized bone
 defects.
     Surgeons at the Neurosurgery Congress were excited about the flexibility
 of the material along with its lack of thermal sensitivity and see MacroPore
 as the quantum leap over current titanium material.
     The Chinese doctors immediately saw the relevance of a resorbable material
 that aids in bone healing versus current technology.  Many surgeries are
 planned for China over the coming months and prominent doctors from top
 Chinese institutions expressed a desire to visit MacroPore's facility in
 San Diego to learn more about this exciting technology.
     Ahead of the Siamese twins' separation MacroPore experts met with lead
 Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Vincent K.L. Yeow from Singapore General Hospital who
 used MacroPore sheeting to cover the cranial defect.  The Siamese twins from
 Nepal, Ganga and Jamuna Shrestha, were joined at the head and their brains had
 become enmeshed where they share the same cavity.  In a marathon operation of
 97 hours the twins were successfully separated.
 
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 market opportunity, MacroPore, Inc.'s growth strategy and its expectations,
 plans and objectives.  Actual results will likely differ, perhaps materially,
 from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of
 various factors, including changes in MacroPore, Inc.'s ability to obtain
 necessary approval or clearance for use of its products, acceptance of its
 products in the medical community or ability to attract and retain key
 management and research personnel.  Except to the extent required by
 applicable laws or rules, MacroPore, Inc. does not intend to update any of the
 forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of new
 information, future events or otherwise.
 
 

SOURCE MacroPore, Inc.
/PRNewswire/ -- At a Neurosurgery Congress in Shanghai MacroPore (Neuer Markt:
 XMP) experts introduced its innovative technology where implants composed of a
 lactic acid copolymer aid in the regeneration of bone.  The implants are
 slowly broken down, metabolized and released from the body. A second surgery
 for metal removal becomes obsolete.  The so-called Protective Sheet was
 recently involved in the separation of the Siamese twins.  This unique concept
 of protected bone regeneration makes it possible to heal critical sized bone
 defects.
     Surgeons at the Neurosurgery Congress were excited about the flexibility
 of the material along with its lack of thermal sensitivity and see MacroPore
 as the quantum leap over current titanium material.
     The Chinese doctors immediately saw the relevance of a resorbable material
 that aids in bone healing versus current technology.  Many surgeries are
 planned for China over the coming months and prominent doctors from top
 Chinese institutions expressed a desire to visit MacroPore's facility in
 San Diego to learn more about this exciting technology.
     Ahead of the Siamese twins' separation MacroPore experts met with lead
 Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Vincent K.L. Yeow from Singapore General Hospital who
 used MacroPore sheeting to cover the cranial defect.  The Siamese twins from
 Nepal, Ganga and Jamuna Shrestha, were joined at the head and their brains had
 become enmeshed where they share the same cavity.  In a marathon operation of
 97 hours the twins were successfully separated.
 
     MacroPore Disclaimer
 This statement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and
 uncertainties.  These statements include, without limitation, statements about
 market opportunity, MacroPore, Inc.'s growth strategy and its expectations,
 plans and objectives.  Actual results will likely differ, perhaps materially,
 from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of
 various factors, including changes in MacroPore, Inc.'s ability to obtain
 necessary approval or clearance for use of its products, acceptance of its
 products in the medical community or ability to attract and retain key
 management and research personnel.  Except to the extent required by
 applicable laws or rules, MacroPore, Inc. does not intend to update any of the
 forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of new
 information, future events or otherwise.
 
 SOURCE  MacroPore, Inc.