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Ash Access Technology, Inc. Hires Former Boston Scientific Engineer to Newly Created Catheter Product Manager Position

New Appointment Adds Momentum to Company's Antimicrobial and Dialysis Catheters Already in the Product Pipeline

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 3:37 PM EST - - - (Lafayette, Indiana) Ash Access Technology, Inc., an emerging leader in the development of vascular access devices and products for the prevention and treatment of vascular access complications to include catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) and the eradication of biofilm, announced today the appointment of Mr. Ken Brown to the position of Catheter Product Manager. For the past twenty seven years Mr. Brown has been involved in virtually all aspects of the operations side of business which has included planning, designing and setting up manufacturing facilities, their processes and related equipment. Ken has been the Project Lead Engineer in the development and implementation of both new and existing products.

Ash Access Technology has several announced and unannounced catheter patents and projects advancing through the development pipeline which Ken will now be leading. His eighteen years of experience working with major medical device organizations such as Surgical Laser Technologies, Puritan Bennett-Nelcor, Cogent and most recently Boston Scientific will be a significant asset to the organization. While at Boston Scientific, Ken was a Senior Engineer where he played a key role in managing the design and manufacturing of multiple catheter-related and ablation products. Ken has a BS degree in Industrial Technology, an AAS in Mechanical Design and is certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt.

"It was very appealing to join Ash Access Technology, Inc. because of the excitement of working in an entrepreneurial culture and the opportunity to make products that would improve the lives of patients," explained Ken Brown. "There has been limited innovation in the hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis catheter markets recently and the designs in the Ash Access catheter portfolio have the potential to improve things significantly, for both the patient and caregiver."


Ash Access Technology, Inc. is a privately-held company founded to develop antimicrobial and vascular access technologies, devices and methodologies to combat the deadly and expensive problem of catheter-related bloodstream infections, with an emphasis on prevention. Dr. Stephen A. Ash, Chairman and Director, Research and Development, is a practicing Nephrologist with the Arnett Clinic in Lafayette, Indiana, and is a world-recognized researcher and patent holder in extracorporeal devices, sorbent chemistry, and vascular and peritoneal access devices. Ash Access Technology is located in Lafayette, Indiana in the INOK Business Center.

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which if not based on historical facts, involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results may differ materially from the results or events stated in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, certain events not within the Company's control.