MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 24, 2012-- Manny Villafaña, Chairman and CEO of Kips Bay Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:KIPS) announced that Prof.

Michele Genoni, MD, Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery of the Triemli Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland will be presenting his center's early clinical experience with the eSVS(R) Mesh device at the 14th Annual meeting of the ISMICS in Los Angeles, CA. He will be presenting in the Late Breaking News session at 1:50 pm PT on Friday June 1, 2012.

ISMICS was formed to organize and centralize the various surgical centers concerned with patient outcomes, techniques, and progressive development of less invasive forms of heart surgery and is taking a leadership role in shaping the direction of less invasive cardiac surgery on a global basis.

About Kips Bay Medical Kips Bay Medical, Inc., founded in 2007 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a medical device company focused on manufacturing and commercializing its external saphenous vein support technology, or eSVS MESH for use in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. The eSVS MESH is a nitinol mesh sleeve that, when placed over a saphenous vein graft during CABG surgery, is designed to improve the structural characteristics and long-term performance of the saphenous vein graft. Additional information about Kips Bay Medical, Inc. can be found at

CONTACT: Kips Bay Medical, Inc.

Manny Villafaña, 763-235-3540 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer or Scott Kellen, 763-235-3540 Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MINNESOTA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SURGERY HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY CARDIOLOGY CLINICAL TRIALS HOSPITALS MEDICAL DEVICES MANAGED CARE SOURCE: Kips Bay Medical Inc.

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