Cameron Piron wins R&D Innovator of the Year Award

    TORONTO, Oct. 21 /CNW/ - Today, Sentinelle Medical Inc., a leading
manufacturer of breast MRI coils and software, celebrates Cameron Piron's win
as R&D Magazine's 2008 Innovator of the Year. This prestigious honour is
bestowed upon an individual who demonstrates excellence and creativity in the
design, development and introduction into the market of one or more
technologically significant products.
    Cameron received the Innovator of the Year award at the R&D 100 Awards
Banquet, a black tie gala at Chicago's Navy Pier. He now joins the ranks of
previous winners Larry Page, (Co-founder and President of Products, Google
Inc.); Dean Kamen (President of the DEKA Research and Development
Corporation); Burt Rutan (Founder/CTO, Scaled Composites); and Stuart Parkin,
IBM (Spintronics).
    "It is an honour to be included in such highly esteemed company and to be
recognized for our breakthrough innovation and technology," said Cameron
Piron, Sentinelle's President and CEO. "Our breast MRI products and software
were developed to improve patient care and ultimately, to contribute to better
health outcomes and well-being."
    "No single accomplishment is enough to earn an Innovator of the Year
Award," says Paul Livingstone, Senior Editor of R&D Magazine. "To compete for
this important award, candidates must not only introduce an innovative
solution that is able to achieve dramatic improvements in performance and
efficiency, but also demonstrate entrepreneurial aptitude and a record of
marketplace success. The readers and editors of R&D Magazine have recognized
that Cameron Piron has done this with Sentinelle Medical Inc. and its magnetic
resonance imaging technologies. R&D Magazine extends its congratulations to
Mr. Piron and his groundbreaking work."

    About Sentinelle Medical Inc.

    Sentinelle Medical is dedicated to improving patient care with early
detection and accurate intervention. The company researches, develops,
manufactures, sells and supports leading edge Magnetic Resonance (MR)
technologies. The ground breaking Sentinelle Vanguard Breast MR Auxiliary
Table(R) provides excellent quality MR images, complete and open access for
intervention and award winning design that optimizes patient comfort and
workflow. Sentinelle products are used in leading breast cancer sites
throughout North America including Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centre, H. Lee
Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute (University of South Florida),
Scripps Memorial Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and University
Health Network. Sentinelle Medical is a privately owned Canadian company.

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For further information: Media Contact: Wendy Low, Sentinelle Medical
Inc., (416) 482-3823,

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