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                                                                                                                                               November 8, 2005
                                                                                                       Ziehm Imaging Corporate Communications
                                                                                                                                     Phone: +49 911 2172 00
                                                                                                                                       Fax: +49 911 2172 390




Ziehm Imaging and CAS innovations Present the Future of
Intraoperative Imaging and Navigation

Ziehm Imaging GmbH (Nuremberg, Germany) has signed a strategic cooperation
agreement with CAS innovations AG (Erlangen, Germany). With this cooperation, Ziehm
Imaging and CAS innovations set out to combine intra-operative 3D imaging with
surgical navigation, breaking new ground in image-assisted navigation. Joining these
two technologies enables surgical procedures to be performed more quickly and with
higher accuracy and protects the health of patients through reduced radiation exposure
and enhanced precision.

Ziehm Imaging specializes in developing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing mobile
digital X-ray-based imaging systems. The hallmark of all Ziehm Imaging products is their
versatility and easy handling in a wide variety of medical applications. They are also
renowned for their plug & play integration into existing IT environments for digital image
data acquisition, image evaluation and image management. Ziehm Imaging products
enjoy a high reputation in the medical community due to their outstanding imaging
quality.

CAS innovations is a technologically leading manufacturer of navigation systems which
assist surgeons in preoperative planning, intra-operative navigation, and enable
postoperative control. In the field of hip and knee endoprosthetics as well as in ENT
procedures, solutions by CAS innovations pave the way for better surgical results and
create a firm basis of trust between physicians and patients.

The cooperation agreement with CAS innovations puts Ziehm Imaging in a strong
position to develop pioneering innovations in the area of image-assisted surgery. “The
benefits resulting from this cooperation for our customers – both present and future ones
– are quite obvious. The integration of the navigation platform into our Vario 3D C-arms
means that we bring efficiency and optimization along with the highest quality standards
to the OR, while simultaneously enabling our customers to take an innovative lead
thanks to our policy of constant innovation for all of our product families. 80% of our
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products today are less than one year old. With CAS innovations, we continue to pursue
our strategy of innovation, developing future-oriented solutions in the area of intra-
operative imaging and navigation,” says Dr. Jörg Ströbel, Managing Director of Ziehm
Imaging GmbH.

“The integration of our navigation solutions into mobile C-arms expands our portfolio
with innovative products targeted towards applications in the field of orthopedics and
traumatology. The cooperation with Ziehm Imaging gives us the chance to grow in new
market segments and to boost our internationalization process,” states Dr. Ralf Petzold,
member of the Board of Directors of CAS innovations, with confidence.

The market launch of integrated solutions in image-assisted surgery is scheduled for the
beginning of the year 2006.


Ziehm Imaging GmbH
Ziehm Imaging is the leading manufacturer, developer and distributor of full-size mobile C-arms utilized by hospitals, outpatient
clinics, surgery centers and physician offices for minimally invasive and intraoperative procedures, with over 5,000 C-arms installed
worldwide. Ziehm is the only major independent C-arm manufacturer in the world. We are “The C-arm Company” and market leader
in Germany and many other European Countries. A worldwide sales and service network guarantees competent, reliable service and
customer support. International training centers in Nuremberg, Germany and Riverside, California USA are our commitment to
training excellence. Ziehm C-arms are characterized by their distinctive Functionality, Mobility, Connectivity and Ease of Service. For
more information, please visit: www.ziehm.com




CAS innovations AG
CAS innovations AG was founded in 2001 by Dr. Ralf Petzold and Dr. Gero Schnütgen. The company develops and markets
navigation systems for endoprosthetics (implant prostheses such as artificial hip joints). The systems of the CAPPA product family
are used all over Europe for endoprosthetic care of hip and knee joints and navigation-assisted ear, nose and throat surgery. Thanks
to its innovative developments, CAS innovations has become a global technological leader in computer-assisted surgery. The
company currently employs more than 25 people at its headquarters in Erlangen. For more information, please visit: www.cas-
innovations.de




Contact:
Ziehm Imaging GmbH
Thomas Kadlubowski                                  Phone: +49 (0)911 21 72 350
Donaustr. 31                                        Fax:    +49 (0)911 21 72 390
90451 Nürnberg                                      E-mail: Thomas.Kadlubowski@ziehm-eu.com



CAS innovations AG
Kerstin Hoyer                                       Phone: (0 91 31) 6 16 60-30
Heusteg 47                                          Fax:    (0 91 31) 6 16 60-31
91056 Erlangen                                      E-mail: info@cas-innovations.de




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Ziehm Imaging GmbH ? Donaustraße 31 ? 90451 Nürnberg ? Germany ? Phone. +49 (0) 911. 21 72 0 ? +49 (0) 911. 21 72 390 ? eMail. info@ziehm-eu.com ? www.ziehm.com
Account. Dresdner Bank ? Bank Routing No. 760 800 40 ? Account No. 229 768 100 ? SWIFT -BIC.: D RES DE FF 760 ? IBAN DE12 7608 0040 0229 7681 00 ? VAT No. DE 133 545 793
Registry Court of Nürnberg, Comm. Reg. No. 5615 ? Managing Directors: Dr. Jörg Ströbel , Peter Küstermann