Change in Management: Dr. Cornelia Gretz (MD)

This is to inform that Dr. Harald Fischer, CEO of Endosmart, left the company in October 18, 2007 to pursue interests outside the company. From now on Dr. Bernd Vogel is CEO in the Company. Dr. Cornelia Gretz was nominated as managing director.

Dr. Bernd Vogel (CEO), mechanical engineer, founded Endosmart. He focuses on developments of medical devices out of Nitinol and other Smart Materials.

Bernd Vogel was the Leader of the Smart Material Develoment Group at the Research Center, Karlsruhe. Responsible for smart material (mostly Nitinol) projects and the employed people working in this group. The projects ranged from product development to investigation of new process technologies.

Bernd Vogel holds more than 10 years of experience in life science development. He safeguards continuous development of innovative products for today's medical market.

Dr. Cornelia Gretz (MD), enriches Endosmart with her education in business administration, total quality management and 12 years' professional experience in industry and company management.

Before she joined Endosmart, she worked as a member of the management board in a medium sized pharmaceutical company. Prior, she was internationally active as project leader in various turnkey projects.