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Volcano Corp. Announces Events at TCT Meeting
IVUS and FFR to be Featured in Late-Breaking Trials, Seminars and Satellite Symposia

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    September 10, 2009 -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC), a leader in the fields of Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and Functional Measurement (FM) today announced a wide variety of events taking place at this year's Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting in San Francisco. A spectrum of activities will demonstrate how these technologies can improve the results obtained from angioplasty and stenting, and includes late-breaking clinical trials, symposia with panels of experts, live case demonstrations and an investor event.

The main events are listed below. In addition, live case demonstrations utilizing IVUS and FM technology will be ongoing throughout the conference.

Wednesday, September 23
6:30-8:00am: Breakfast Symposium
"Right Patient, Right Lesion, Right Way: Healthcare Reform Demands
Precise, Targeted Interventions…Angiography Alone is Not Enough"

Location: Moscone Center Room 123
Speakers: William J. French, MD; Hoang M. Thai, MD
Breakfast begins at 6:30, with presentations beginning at 7:00am

12:15 pm: Late-Breaking Clinical Trial
FAME: Two-Year Follow-up from a Prospective Randomized Trial of FFR-Guided vs. Angiography-Guided PCI in Patients with Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease
Location: Esplanade Ballroom (Main Arena)
William F. Fearon, MD

Thursday, September 24
10:30-11:30 am: Investor Event
This event features Dr. Morton Kern discussing “Precision Guided PCI-FFR and Cost-Effective Care—Angiography Alone is Not Enough.” In addition, Scott Huennekens, President and Chief Executive Officer, will provide a brief update on the company. A Q&A session will follow the formal presentations.
Location: St. Regis San Francisco, Collections II (note room change),
125 Third Street
RSVP: Cindy Birse,, (858) 720-4050.

12:15 pm: Late-Breaking Clinical Trial
PROSPECT: A Natural History Study of Atherosclerosis Using Multimodality Intracoronary Imaging to Prospectively Identify Vulnerable Plaque
Location: Esplanade Ballroom (Main Arena)
Gregg W. Stone, MD

4:00pm: Q&A
Scott Huennekens, President and CEO of Volcano Corporation, will hold a Q&A regarding the PROSPECT data
Location: Exhibit Floor, Volcano booth (#411)

7:00-10:00pm: Evening Symposium
"Imaging Matters! Identifying High Risk Patients and Optimizing PCI; Late Breaking Results From PROSPECT, FAME and More”
Drs. Gregg Stone and Patrick Serruys, co-chairs
Dr. Stone will be discussing, “PROSPECT II: Plaque Characterization Predicts Future Events,” and Dr. Serruys will be presenting, “Rationale for Vulnerable Plaque Detection: Prior Studies and PROSPECT Design."
Location: Hilton San Francisco, Imperial Ballroom
Reception begins at 7 pm, with presentations beginning at 8 pm


Session I: Can Imaging Help Identify At-Risk Vulnerable Plaques and Patients Before the Catastrophe (or Patients and Lesions Not at Risk)?

8:00 pm Rationale for Vulnerable Plaque Detection: Prior Studies and PROSPECT Design
Patrick W. Serruys
8:10 pm PROSPECT I: Imaging Results
Gary S. Mintz
8:20 pm PROSPECT II: Plaque Characterization Predicts Future Events
Gregg W. Stone
8:35 pm PROSPECT III: Image Review and Instructive Case Examples
Alexandra J. Lansky and Gary S. Mintz
8:50 pm Panel Discussion: Identifying Vulnerable (and Non Vulnerable) Plaque and Vulnerable Patients

Session II: Ischemia, FFR and Optimal Revascularization

9:05 pm The Central Role of Ischemia in Predicting Prognosis after PCI
Gregg W. Stone
9:15 pm FFR in Intermediate Lesions: From DEFER to FAME
Bernard de Bruyne
9:30 pm Insights from FAME: Which Lesions and Patients Need FFR? Technique Tips and Tricks
William Fearon
9:45 pm FFR to Guide Patient Care Decisions and PCI: Instructive Case Examples
Morton J. Kern
9:59 pm Closing Remarks
Gregg W. Stone and Patrick W. Serruys
10:00 pm Adjourn

Throughout exhibition hours on Wed-Fri, Volcano will be exhibiting its full suite of IVUS, FM, OCT & FL IVUS technologies at their booth (#411).

(John Dahldorf, Chief Financial Officer, will be available for one-on-one meetings at the booth, on Friday, September 25th, through mid-afternoon. If you would like to schedule a meeting, please contact Neal Rosen at, or (415) 692-3058.)


Source: Volcano Corporation with additional reporting by Burt Cohen