About Bern University Hospital, Bern, SwitzerlandThe Inselspital or Bern University Hospital was founded in 1354 when Anna Seiler ordered in her testament the establishment of a hospital that should continue “always and forever”. Over 650 years later the Inselspital is one of the largest tertiary, full service, health care facilities in Switzerland with a staff exceeding 7,100 members that serve 50,000 inpatients and 263,000 outpatients each year. Our core mission is to ensure the continuation of our long history through the ambitious pursuit to be the best while remaining considerate of our patients and employees. About Kips Bay Medical Kips Bay Medical, Inc., founded in 2007 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a medical device company focused on manufacturing and commercializing its external saphenous vein support technology, or eSVS MESH, for use in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. The eSVS MESH is a nitinol mesh sleeve that, when placed over a saphenous vein graft during CABG surgery, is designed to improve the structural characteristics and long-term performance of the saphenous vein graft. The eSVS Mesh has CE mark and is currently being sold in six countries. The Company estimates that since the beginning of its International Clinical Trial, over 400 eSVS MESH devices have been implanted worldwide. Additional information about Kips Bay Medical, Inc. can be found at www.KipsBayMedical.com. Safe Harbor Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are provided under the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by that Act. Statements in this release regarding the eSVS Mesh as a tool to improve clinical outcomes, the expected enrollment in the feasibility trial, the soon-to-be filed IDE Application and the potential FDA approval of that IDE Application are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which could cause results to differ materially from those projected, including but not limited to the risks detailed from time to time in Kip Bay Medical’s SEC reports, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Kips Bay Medical encourages you to consider all of these risks, uncertainties and other factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained in this release.