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1/2009 – Dr. Richard Schatz joins CB Capital's Advisory Board

NEWPORT BEACH / LOS ANGELES (January 2009) – CB Capital Partners is proud to announce that Dr. Richard Schatz has joined CB Capital's Advisory Board. Dr. Schatz is extremely well regarded in the healthcare and scientific community. Dr. Schatz is an early pioneer of coronary stent technology and is best known for the co-development of the first successful coronary stent, the Palmaz-Schatz stent.

Dr. Schatz is Research Director of Cardiovascular Interventions at the Heart, Lung, and Vascular Center at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. He is also active in gene and stem cell therapy research and teaches and lectures worldwide..His unique network and experience helps strengthen the firm's capabilities for life science companies.

Dr. Richard Schatz
Dr. Richard Schatz is currently the Research Director of Cardiovascular Interventions at the Heart, Lung, and Vascular Center and Co-Chairman of the Division of Cardiology at The Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. In 1985, Dr. Schatz began a collaboration with Dr. Julio Palmaz from UTHSC in San Antonio to help develop a novel approach to angioplasty. Together they pioneered the field of vascular stents. Dr. Schatz holds several patents as the inventor of a variety of coronary stents. Due to the successful development of the coronary stent and multiple patents, Dr. Schatz is recognized as an international expert in the area. He has published and lectured extensively on this topic and others in the field of cardiology.

About CB Capital Partners
CB Capital Partners is a specialized investment banking firm, which focuses on creating value through customized financial advisory assignments including capital raises, debt placements, strategic and financial partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions transactions. The firm was founded in 2001 in order to bring innovative and value-added solutions to our clientele through a conservative and disciplined application of our diverse professional institutional investment banking talents. For more information please contact us at (949) 219-5296 or visit www.CBCapital.com.