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PDL BioPharma Completes Structured Financing And Royalty Transaction With Avinger

About Avinger, Inc.Founded in 2007 by renowned cardiologist and medical device entrepreneur Dr. John B. Simpson, Avinger seeks to radically improve the treatment of vascular disease through the development of new technology and a new approach to treatment called lumivascular (lumi = light, vascular = artery). Already commercially available is Ocelot, the first line of devices using lumivascular technology, used in procedures to open totally occluded arteries in the legs.  In addition, Avinger is currently developing a line of lumivascular atherectomy devices, called Pantheris, which will be used to remove plaque from the arteries affected by peripheral artery disease.

About PDL BioPharmaPDL pioneered the humanization of monoclonal antibodies and, by doing so, enabled the discovery of a new generation of targeted treatments for cancer and immunologic diseases. Today, PDL is focused on intellectual property asset management, investing in new income generating assets and maximizing value for its shareholders. For more information, please visit

Cautionary Statements Concerning Forward-Looking StatementsThis Press Release contains "forward-looking" statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations or predictions of future conditions, events or results based on various assumptions and management's estimates of trends and economic factors in the markets in which we are active, as well as our business plans. Words such as "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "plans", "believes", "seeks", "estimates", "projects", "forecasts", "may", "should", variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements regarding product development, product potential or financial performance. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in the statements. Forward-looking statements in this release should be evaluated together with the many uncertainties that affect the business of each of Avinger and PDL and their markets, particularly those discussed in the risk factors and cautionary statements in filings made by PDL with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements are representative only as of the date they are made, and neither Avinger nor PDL assumes any responsibility to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. 

SOURCE PDL BioPharma, Inc.

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