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Sanovas Inc. Hosts Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil and Cruise for the Cure

SAUSALITO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Sanovas Inc.:

WHO:

Sanovas Inc., a medical technology company developing micro-invasive diagnostics, devices and drug delivery technologies for lung cancer and pulmonary disease

Larry Gerrans, CEO of Sanovas

Dr. Rex Yung, assistant professor of medicine and oncology at Johns Hopkins University

WHAT:

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil and Cruise for the Cure in recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month

WHEN:

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil

4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Cruise for the Cure

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil (starting location)

Sanovas Headquarters
30 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 3320
Sausalito, CA 94965

Cruise for the Cure (ending location)

Hawk Hill Overlook
Conzelman Road
Marin Headlands, CA 94941

BACKGROUND: This event will shine a light on one of the United States’ most deadly and overlooked epidemics. Lung cancer kills approximately 160,000 Americans annually – more than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined – and has the worst survival rate of all cancers. In the Bay Area, lung cancer was the leading cause of cancer death from 1988 to 2007, accounting for nearly a quarter of all cancer deaths among females and slightly higher for males. An estimated 226,160 new cases of lung cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2012, and of those new cases 80 percent will be in former or never smokers.

The Sausalito Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil is one of hundreds being hosted on Nov. 13 around the United States and internationally in association with the Lung Cancer Alliance to raise awareness of lung cancer. The event will feature speakers including Larry Gerrans, CEO of Sanovas; Dr. Rex Yung, assistant professor of medicine and oncology at Johns Hopkins University; lung cancer survivors and members of the medical community, as well as a moment of silence for those lost to lung cancer and currently battling the disease.

Following the conclusion of the vigil, Sanovas invites attendees on a “Cruise for the Cure” up to the Hawk Hill overlook of the Golden Gate Bridge, one of America’s most iconic and recognizable landmarks. Participating cars will depart from Sanovas’ headquarters, and drive through the city up to the overlook at Hawk Hill, where they will simultaneously shine their headlights on the bay, symbolically spotlighting lung cancer.

Media members are invited and encouraged to attend. Photo and interview opportunities will be available. To RSVP please contact Carolyn Linck at clinck@racepointgroup.com or 415-694-6705.

About Sanovas

Sanovas, Inc., based in Sausalito, Calif., is a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing next-generation micro-invasive diagnostics, devices and drug delivery technologies for unmet clinical needs. Sanovas' microsurgical technology platform is designed to give surgeons the ability to access and visualize previously inaccessible areas of the body, enabling them to diagnose, treat and deliver drug and immune therapies to small diameter anatomy in entirely new ways. Privately held, Sanovas was founded by the pioneers in minimally invasive surgery. The company has more than 45 multi-national patents pending.

Learn more about Sanovas at www.sanovas.com or on Twitter (@SanovasInc).

for Sanovas Inc.
Susan Thomas, 619-540-9195
sthomas@racepointgroup.com

Source: Sanovas Inc.