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Standard Bariatrics Names Kurt Azarbarzin as Chairman of the Board of Directors

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Azarbarzin brings vast experience in medical devices, surgical stapling, innovation, and successful execution of growth strategies

Blue Ash, OH – January 30, 2019 – Standard Bariatrics, Inc. today announced the appointment of Kurt Azarbarzin as Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Azarbarzin, currently serving as Chief Technology Officer at CONMED Corporation (“CONMED”), brings 35 years of experience in the medical device industry. Prior to joining CONMED, he was Founder and CEO of SurgiQuest, Inc. (“SurgiQuest”), a privately-held venture-backed company that developed, manufactured, and marketed innovative access technologies for minimally invasive surgery. While at SurgiQuest, he commercialized, financed, and led a growth strategy that created significant shareholder value and resulted in a successful acquisition of the company by CONMED for $265 million in November 2015. Prior to SurgiQuest, Azarbarzin spent 21 years at United States Surgical Corporation/Tyco, most recently as Global Vice President of Research and Development.

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Standard Bariatrics Receives FDA Indication for #1 Bariatric Surgical Procedure

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Innovative laparoscopic bariatric device manufacturer announces FDA 510(k) clearance for Sleeve Gastrectomy

Cincinnati, Ohio – October 22, 2018 – Standard Bariatrics, an innovator of surgical devices, has received a sleeve gastrectomy indication from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the STANDARD CLAMP®.1

“Standard Bariatrics is committed to creating superior bariatric surgery outcomes through device innovations. The acceptance of the supplemental data by the FDA to expand the U.S. indications of the STANDARD CLAMP® is another significant milestone for the Company,” said Jonathan Thompson MD, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Standard Bariatrics. “With the patient’s health top priority, we aimed to standardize an anatomy-based approach to sleeve gastrectomy.” Read More

Standard Bariatrics closes Series A round of financing

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Standard Bariatrics, Inc., an innovator of bariatric surgical devices, has raised a Series A round of financing. RiverVest Venture Partners led the round with participation from Hatteras Venture Partners, Queen City Angels/QCA First Fund V, Emergent Medical Partners, Accelerant Fund and North Coast Angels. The size of the round is undisclosed.

“This new capital will enable us to complete our product development plans to launch new products for use in gastric procedures,” said Matt Sokany, CEO of Standard Bariatrics.

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