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Viking Systems (VKNG.OB) Confirms Early October Launch of Revolutionary New 3DHD Imaging System for Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Viking Systems, – a global leader in advanced 2D and 3D medical imaging/visualization systems which enable complex surgeries to be carried out with minimal invasiveness and maximum efficiency, confirmed an Oct. 4, 2010 launch date for the Company’s revolutionary Next Generation 3DHD Visualization System.

The launch will be showcased at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress (ACS – Oct. 3-7) in Washington, DC, according to the announcement which was originally made five days ago at Sony Corporation of America Headquarters in New York during the Sony 3D for Surgery media event.

President and CEO of VKNG, Jed Kennedy, highlighted the paradigm shift the technology behind the 3DHD system represents for surgeons making complex laparoscopic surgery, who no longer have to contend with the inadequacies of 2D imaging due to the advent of this high-quality 3D capability in a format that is both cost-effective and flexible.

Kennedy noted improved quality of care, reduced procedure time (and therefore cost) associated with this breakthrough imaging capability, and also commented on the practically unquantifiable benefits to patients in terms of lowered impact and therefore recovery time/quality of life.

GM of Sony’s Medical Division, George Santanello, underscored the vast benefits of 3D imaging technology to markets outside of entertainment, like medical applications, and said that Sony is “on the forefront” of developing solutions for a variety of uses.

Santanello applauded VKNG’s innovative leadership and vast experience in 3D imaging for minimally invasive surgery, and noted that the tight-knit activity between both companies was “part and parcel” of Sony Medical’s long-term 3D strategy.

Kennedy also explained that Sony was an ideal display provider choice due to its undisputable sector leadership, huge footprint and superior 3D technology. The plan is to showcase the 3DHD Visualization System via several booths at the ACS, where interactive workstations will afford those attending the opportunity to experience the game-changing power of the technology firsthand.

Medical Advisor at VKNG, Gerald Andriole, MD, spoke very highly of the clinical benefit that 3D brings to the practice of surgery, noting in particular how the capacity for real-time visualization empowers surgeons to do vastly more effective and yet substantially less invasive human body repair.

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