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Soundbite Medical Announces Issuance Of A Fifth U.S. Patent Covering Novel Active Balloon Devices Intended For Plaque Modification Of Calcified Arteries

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MONTREAL – November 30, 2021 – Soundbite Medical Solutions Inc. (SBMS), a medical device company dedicated to developing solutions for the interventional treatment of calcific occlusive peripheral and coronary arterial diseases, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US patent No. 11,179,169, entitled “Device for delivering mechanical waves through a balloon catheter”.

The patent is directed to a device for delivering high amplitude broadband mechanical pulses (i.e., shock waves) to treat a lesion present in a blood vessel. The device includes a catheter body, an inflatable balloon and at least one mechanical waveguide connected to a source of high amplitude broadband mechanical pulses for propagating the pulses to the lesion. The patent protects novel Soundbite Active Balloon devices, intended for plaque modification of calcified arteries.

This is the fifth US patent to be issued around the Soundbite technology, further solidifying, and broadening the scope of protection for the Company’s technology platform. The patent allows Soundbite to compete in the plaque modification space with a broader array of active devices addressing a larger market and clinical challenge.

Calcification is a dominant hallmark of advanced atherosclerotic disease and is often underestimated and under-treated. Problematic calcium in the form of stenosis and chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are encountered frequently in patients with both coronary and peripheral artery disease. These occlusions are associated with a higher risk of adverse events, decreased quality of life, worse procedural success and treatment outcomes, and increased healthcare costs. Moderate to severe calcium is present in 50% of peripheral artery disease patients with severe claudication, and the numbers are even higher (>65%) in CLI patients. It is estimated that 30-40% of patients undergoing PCI have calcification as determined by coronary angiography.

“Building our patent portfolio to address complex calcium is a testament to our highly talented engineering team. The pursuit of excellence in serving our patients with clinical solutions begins with medical devices that are unique, differentiated, and of the highest quality. Protecting that work while innovating to meet the growing challenges inherent in calcific occlusive disease will establish Soundbite as a leader in its field,” said Lori Chmura, President & CEO of Soundbite.

About Soundbite Medical Solutions

Soundbite is a privately-held medical device company uniquely dedicated to developing meaningful solutions for the interventional treatment of calcific peripheral and coronary arterial diseases. Soundbite has developed and deployed a proprietary method to produce and safely deliver shock waves to calcified lesions using an array of devices to improve and transform the standard of care for treatment of patients suffering from calcified and occlusive cardiovascular disease. www.soundbitemedical.com

For information on Soundbite Medical Solutions, please contact Ashkan Haghighat, PhD (ashkan.haghighat@soundbitemedical.com), Chief Business Officer, SoundBite Medical Solutions, 2300 Alfred Nobel, Montreal Québec H4S 2A4.

Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward- looking information, or, collectively, forward-looking statements, within the meaning of applicable securities laws, that are based on our management’s belief and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. You can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “could”, “would”, “outlook”, “believe”, “plan”, “envisage”, “anticipate”, “expect” and “estimate” or the negatives of these terms, or variations of them. Forward-looking statements are based upon a number of assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond SoundBite Medical Solutions Inc.’s control that could cause actual results to differ materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward-looking information. The reader is cautioned to consider these and other risks and uncertainties carefully and not to put undue reliance on forward looking statements. Forward- looking statements reflect current expectations regarding future events and speak only as of the date of this press release and represent our expectations as of that date. We undertake no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances.

Soundbite Medical Solutions Announces Issuance of a Fourth U.S. Patent Further Expanding Coverage of its Core Technology

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MONTREAL – July 27, 2021 – Soundbite Medical Solutions Inc. (SBMS), a medical device company dedicated to developing solutions for the interventional treatment of calcific peripheral and coronary arterial diseases, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US patent No. 11,065,645, entitled “Method and system for generating mechanical pulses”.

The patent is directed to a general system comprising a shock wave generator connected to a mechanical waveguide, for the treatment of lesions in blood vessels. It protects the novel Soundbite system architecture, which is used in all products of the company’s burgeoning portfolio.

The patent is expected to expire in December 2036 and will continue to provide key intellectual property protection for the Company’s technology platform.
This is the fourth US patent to be issued around the approved Soundbite technology. Soundbite continues to enhance its patent portfolio with additional patent applications that will broaden and strengthen its patent protection in key markets throughout the world.

“The strength of our patent portfolio is a testament to our highly talented engineering team. The pursuit of excellence in serving our patients begins with medical devices that are unique, differentiated and of the highest quality. Protecting that work and preserving value will establish Soundbite as a leader in its field,” said Lori Chmura, President & CEO of Soundbite.

The SoundBite® Crossing System – Peripheral (SCS-P) consists of the reusable SoundBite® Console, a single-use sterile SoundBite® Active Wire, and their respective accessories. SCS-P leverages Soundbite’s proprietary method to produce and safely deliver shock waves via guidewire platforms to selectively “micro- jackhammer” through calcified lesions.

High calcium burden is present in up to 50% of PAD patients with severe claudication and in >65% of patients with CLI, especially in difficult to treat below-the-knee disease. CTOs are encountered in up to 50% of PAD and CLI patients. CLI is associated with a high risk of lower limb amputation estimated in 10%–40% of patients at 6 months, especially in non-treatable patients.

About Soundbite Medical Solutions
Soundbite is a privately-held medical device company uniquely dedicated to developing meaningful solutions for the interventional treatment of calcific peripheral and coronary arterial diseases. Soundbite has developed and deployed a proprietary method to produce and safely deliver shock waves to calcified lesions using an array of devices to improve and transform the standard of care for treatment of patients suffering from calcified and occlusive cardiovascular disease. www.soundbitemedical.com

For information on Soundbite Medical Solutions, please contact Ashkan Haghighat, PhD (ashkan.haghighat@soundbitemedical.com), Chief Business Officer, SoundBite Medical Solutions, 2300 Alfred Nobel, Montreal Québec H4S 2A4.

Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information, or, collectively, forward-looking statements, within the meaning of applicable securities laws, that are based on our management’s belief and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. You can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “could”, “would”, “outlook”, “believe”, “plan”, “envisage”, “anticipate”, “expect” and “estimate” or the negatives of these terms, or variations of them. Forward-looking statements are based upon a number of assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond SoundBite Medical Solutions Inc.’s control that could cause actual results to differ materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward-looking information. The reader is cautioned to consider these and other risks and uncertainties carefully and not to put undue reliance on forward looking statements. Forward- looking statements reflect current expectations regarding future events and speak only as of the date of this press release and represent our expectations as of that date. We undertake no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances.