BridgePoint Medical Names Industry Veteran as Chief Executive Officer

By Bridgepoint Medical Inc., PRNE
Thursday, March 17, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, March 18, 2011 - BridgePoint Medical, Inc., a Minnesota based medical device company, has
announced that Denis Harrington has joined the company as President and Chief
Executive Officer. A seasoned medical device executive with nearly two
decades of experience in the cardiology industry, Harrington will lead
BridgePoint's global commercialization of its CrossBoss(TM) Catheter and
Stingray(TM) System.

Harrington comes to BridgePoint from Boston Scientific and Scimed where
he spent the last 18 years. He is a veteran medical device sales leader with
over 22 years in the med-tech business and for the last 7 years was head of
US Sales for Boston Scientific's Cardiovascular and CRM businesses.
Harrington has extensive experience in building, merging and growing sales,
sales operations and broad commercial organizations.

"I look forward to leading the BridgePoint Medical team and building upon
their successful development of innovative products for complex vascular
disease," said Harrington.

Company Co-founder and previous President and General Manager, Chad
, will continue to play an integral role at BridgePoint in his new
position as Chief Operating Officer.

"Denis brings outstanding sales and marketing leadership in
interventional vascular therapies to BridgePoint Medical. As we enter a new
phase for the company I am confident that his expertise will enable our
continued growth and ability to serve our customers and their patients
successfully," said Kugler.

Denis is a 1983 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West
. He served for 5 years in the Army, attaining the rank of Captain.

About BridgePoint Medical

BridgePoint Medical, Inc. is a privately held company established in 2006
to design, develop and commercialize new technologies and techniques to treat
challenging coronary and peripheral artery disease. Investors include New
Enterprise Associates, Polaris Venture Partners, Foundation Medical Partners
and Michael Berman.

Denis Harrington, President and CEO of BridgePoint Medical, +1-763-225-8500

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