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PRESS RELEASE - January 25, 2007

ND Systems Changes Name to NDS Surgical Imaging, Moves Headquarters
Surgical and Medical Imaging Technology Provider Triples Headquarters and R&D Space

San Jose, CA —ND Systems (NDS), the global leader in surgical and medical visualization equipment, has changed its name to NDS Surgical Imaging, LLC.  Concurrently, the company also has moved from Morgan Hill, CA to a 73,000-square-foot facility in San Jose, CA, tripling its size.

“After 10 years of operating as ND Systems,” said Mr. Carmen Piucci, President and Chief Executive Officer, “we are sending a strong message to the worldwide health care industry that our product suite touches all aspects of surgical imaging solutions. This includes high-definition visualization systems, operating room (OR) digital imaging control systems, digital signal processors and routers, digital image capture systems, integration technologies, as well as infection control products.  All these products are linked and are absolutely essential, to the success of minimally invasive surgery and tomorrow’s integrated OR. We are proud that each of our products bears the NDS hallmarks of innovation, engineering excellence and enhances patient care.  The new, expanded corporate and manufacturing facility will enable us to better meet the growing needs of our customers.” NDS’ new product portfolio helps address the healthcare industry’s growing imaging needs in the surgical, interventional, and radiology markets.

NDS Surgical Imaging’s new U.S. headquarters are located at 5750 Hellyer Avenue, San Jose, California. Brokers for the eight-year lease were Tom Taylor and Dave Fukuda from CBRE Richard Ellis.  The company’s European headquarter offices are located in the Netherlands.

NDS Surgical Imaging, LLC
NDS Surgical Imaging’s vision is built upon its unique ability to supply the medical profession with technologies that enable practitioners to integrate information from many sources, to visualize a defect or condition within the body and to perform an intervention that improves the quality of care. The company created the industry’s first Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technologies for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) viewing applications in 1996.  NDS has the largest installed base of any surgical imaging system and Digital Signal Processor (DSP) supplier. NDS’ customers include world-class hospitals and industry-leading medical technology manufacturers such as GE, Karl Storz, Smith & Nephew, Olympus, Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, Philips Medical, and Medtronic.

NDS’ growing technology portfolio continues to support the rapid development of minimally invasive surgical procedures and digital imaging technologies. NDS is a privately held company, located in Silicon Valley with US-based manufacturing and R & D facilities and a worldwide presence in more than 35 countries.

Dhiraj Carumbaya                                              Jim Ciardella
Vice President, Marketing                                    Vice President and CFO
dcarumbaya@ndssi.com                                 jciardella@ndssi.com