New York, NY, December 15, 2009 — Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBi), a leading, privately held orthopedics company focused exclusively on technologies and treatments for the small bones & joints, announced the formation of a joint venture with Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah) and Malaysian Technology Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MTDC). The joint venture, SBi Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. (SBi APAC), is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Anthony G. Viscogliosi, Chairman and CEO of SBi, said: “The establishment of SBi APAC continues the execution of our global hub strategy. Malaysia offers several advantages for companies seeking to expand in the region, including its business-friendly economy, strong regional growth prospects, highly productive workforce, world-class infrastructure, and its central location in the Asia Pacific geography.

“SBi’s European hub, based in France, is a key reason why the company has a strong, local market share and, in the last two years, has increased sales by 56 percent, a rate substantially in excess of overall growth in the small bone & joint market. We expect a similar dynamic will evolve in Asia Pacific due to our focus and the creation of our hub in Kuala Lumpur,” Mr. Viscogliosi added.

Florian Kemmerich, President of SBi International, will oversee the implementation and execution of SBi’s expansion in the underpenetrated Asia Pacific market from its newly established Malaysian hub.

Torsten Fuehrer, as newly appointed General Manager of the joint venture, is leading the establishment of SBi APAC and reports to Mr. Kemmerich. He has an excellent background to execute SBi’s plans in the region based on his many years in management and healthcare in Asia Pacific.

Mr. Fuehrer, who has lived and worked in Asia for 12 years and is based in Kuala Lumpur, has set up three offices/entities in the region for global medical and technology businesses and is intimately familiar with the healthcare markets in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and China, as well as other countries in the region.

Additionally, SBi APAC has recently expanded its management with the hiring of a Senior Finance Manager and a Regional Sales Manager, each with more than a decade of experience in Asia in their particular fields.

About Small Bone Innovations, Inc.

Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBi) was founded in 2004 by Viscogliosi Brothers, LLC, (VB), a New York-based merchant banking firm that specializes in the musculoskeletal/orthopedic sector. VB created SBi as the first company to focus purely on small bones & joints. By integrating established companies and professionals in the field, SBi offers a broad, clinically proven portfolio of products and technologies to treat trauma and diseases in small bones & joints.

Today, SBi has more than 140 employees at facilities in New York, NY, Morrisville, PA, and Bourg-en-Bresse, France, among other locations worldwide.

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About Viscogliosi Bros., LLC

Established by Marc R. Viscogliosi, John J. Viscogliosi and Anthony G. Viscogliosi in New York City in 1999, Viscogliosi Bros., LLC (VB) was the first venture capital/private equity and merchant banking firm dedicated exclusively to the musculoskeletal/orthopedics sector of the health care industry. As principals of VB, the Viscogliosi brothers have a combined total of nearly half a century of experience analyzing and investing in the musculoskeletal/orthopedics sector.

VB’s mission is to create, build and finance companies founded on innovations developed by surgeons and uniquely focused on “life changing” musculoskeletal/orthopedic technologies. VB has worldwide surgeon, industry and trade relationships, and significant financial expertise in the musculoskeletal/orthopedic sector.

The Viscogliosi brothers have pioneered more than 170 financial, strategic and management initiatives for companies in the musculoskeletal/orthopedic sector, from start-up, seed and development stage all the way to exit. These initiatives have helped people live better lives through the orthopedic and spinal products developed, marketed and sold by the companies VB has assisted in developing and financing.
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Forward-looking statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties impacting SBi’s business including increased competition; the ability of SBi to expand its operations and to attract and retain qualified professionals; technological obsolescence; general economic conditions; and other risks.

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