EastMed Inc., a medical manufacturing company that caters specifically to women's health and wellness, welcomes two new members to its team: James Lodigiani, CEO, and Jeff Smith, chairman of the board.

“We are delighted to enhance our team with this caliber of talent,” said Dr. Scott Farrell, EastMed president and head of the urogynaecology division at the IWK Health Centre.

“Both Jim and Jeff bring tremendous experience in the successful introduction of health and wellness products to the marketplace. And they have expertise in leading start-up organizations.”

James Lodigiani, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Lodigiani hails from Norwell, Massachusetts. His educational merits include a B.Sc. in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University. Mr. Lodigiani has an extensive record of commercial success in both the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. With over 20 years experience in senior management roles, James has worked for some of the top names among U.S. health care companies including Merck, Astra Merck, McKesson, Smith and Nephew, and Cardinal Health.

Jeff Smith, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Smith is a graduate of Mount Allison University with a B.Sc. in chemistry. As a senior marketing and sales executive, he has a wide range of experience with the successful commercialization of health-care products and services in both North American and international markets for progressive companies like Insulet Corporation and Abbott Laboratories.

EastMed launched its flagship product, the uresta™ Continence Care Starter Kit, in October in Halifax, Nova Scotia and plans to launch nationally this year.

EastMed Inc. is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is dedicated to inventing and bringing to market medical innovations for women's health and wellness. EastMed’s flagship product, the uresta™ Continence Care Kit, empowers women to self-manage their stress urinary incontinence (SUI) with an effective alternative to traditional products.

The uresta™ Continence Care Starter Kit is Health Canada approved and was recently awarded a U.S. patent. It is currently available at pharmacies across Atlantic Canada and online at WWW.URESTA.COM. It will be available at pharmacies across Canada later this year.

For more information, please contact:
Charlene Fekeshazy
EastMed Inc. 

Halifax, Nova Scotia, January 23, 2008