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Executive Summary

The outstanding success of Novacept, the developer of a device that enabled an office-based procedure for endometrial ablation, demonstrates that Ob-Gyns are eager to offer minimally-invasive, safe, and rapid procedures to their patients as an alternative to the two extremes of surgically removing the uterus or doing nothing. Now Mirabilis Medical, headed up by a Novacept co-founder, hopes to accomplish the same thing for uterine fibroids.

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