01/12/2009

Acclarent, Inc. Closes $26 Million Financing

Acclarent, Inc. Closes $26 Million Financing

MENLO PARK, California., Jan. 12 - Acclarent, Inc., a leading medical technology company dedicated to designing, developing and commercializing devices that address conditions affecting the ear, nose and throat, announced today the closing of a $26 million dollar financing round. Acclarent intends to use the proceeds to continue commercialization of its Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology, as well as on-going investment in product development and clinical studies.

Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation (JJDC) joined existing prominent investors New Enterprise Associates, Inc., Delphi Ventures, Versant Ventures, and Meritech Capital Partners in this financing.

"The addition of JJDC together with the support of our existing financial partners will enable Acclarent to continue executing on our strategy to build the preeminent ENT Company," said Bill Facteau, Acclarent President and CEO.

About Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation

Organized in 1973, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation is the venture capital subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. JJDC makes private equity investments in venture funded health care companies. Portfolio companies include those in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics and consumer products. JJDC also leads and manages internal investments in selected promising technologies. For more information, go to http://www.jjdevcorp.com.

About Acclarent, Inc.

Acclarent is a medical technology company dedicated to designing, developing and commercializing devices that address conditions affecting the ear, nose and throat. The company is currently focused on commercializing its Balloon SinuplastyTM devices, which are flexible, minimally-invasive tools that aid physicians in treating patients suffering from chronic sinusitis.