Vision-Sciences Announces Launch of Next-Generation Video Endoscopy System

Vision-Sciences Announces Launch of Next-Generation Video Endoscopy System

The 7000 Series Vision System(R) Offers Imaging, Video/Audio Archiving, and
Workflow Features in One Platform

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., March 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vision-Sciences, Inc.
(Nasdaq:VSCI), a leading provider of unique flexible endoscopic products
utilizing its proprietary sterile disposable EndoSheath^® technology, today
announced the launch of the company's next-generation digital video processor.
The 7000 Series Vision System^®, an integrated visualization endoscopy
platform, will be introduced at the annual COSM (Combined Otolaryngology
Spring Meeting) in Orlando, Florida, on April 10-14, 2013.

Designed to provide users with a powerful, efficient, and easy-to-use system,
the 7000 Series Vision System is the first endoscopy platform to include
video, audio, archiving, and workflow enhancements in a single standalone
unit. The all-in-one, plug-and-play platform provides vibrant, high-resolution
imaging that can be effortlessly recorded for future assessment or on-the-spot
review with the patient post-procedure, enhancing both the practice workflow
and the patient experience.

"The launch of our new video endoscopy platform builds on our patient-centric
strategy, which is designed to provide expanded benefits across a broader
spectrum of the healthcare system," stated Cynthia Ansari, President and Chief
Executive Officer. "By providing high-performance imaging and new
efficiency-driven features in an exceptionally versatile framework, the 7000
Series platform not only offers clinical and financial benefits to hospitals
and practices, but also expands the opportunity for endoscopy in settings
where large, expensive, conventional endoscopy towers are not practical."

The 7000 Series includes a new, simplified user interface, programmable user
preference controls, expanded on-screen notifications, and easy-to-maintain
patient lists, all of which allow end-users to improve productivity and
workflow by customizing the operation of the system to the day-to-day needs of
the practice. Additionally, the system incorporates a "one-touch" integrated
keyboard to ensure quick activation of functions, including full control of
video playback options, such as frame-by-frame review or historical image
comparison, both of which are ideal for patient progress review.

7000 Series Key Features

  *All-in-one endoscopy system with an integrated 15" display for optimal
    portability
  *One-touch image, video and audio archiving, including frame-by-frame
    review
  *Enhanced user interface with workflow simplicity elements
  *Integrated keyboard, air pump, and audio speaker enhancing plug-and-play
    ease of use
  *Expansive output connections, including HDMI, RGBS, VGA, S-Video, and
    audio, for full connections to external peripherals, printers, and
    displays
  *Includes core Vision System platform features such as SD card storage, LED
    illumination control, add-on camera support, and dynamic image enhancement

The 7000 Series is fully compatible with the Vision-Sciences 5000 Series line
of endoscopes that utilize the company's EndoSheath technology, which provides
a sterile, disposable, microbial barrier between the endoscope and patient,
including a disposable biopsy/suction channel. Because of the design, the
endoscopes never come in direct contact with the patient during the procedure,
which in turn allows for a simpler, more efficient cleaning and disinfection
routine between examinations.

About Vision-Sciences, Inc.

Vision-Sciences, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for
flexible endoscopy. The company's unique product lines feature a streamlined
visualization system and proprietary sterile disposable microbial barrier,
known as EndoSheath technology, providing users with efficient and cost
effective endoscope turnover while enhancing patient safety. Currently,
Vision-Sciences offers solutions for five main healthcare areas: urology,
pulmonology (critical care), gastroenterology (GI), ENT (ear, nose and throat)
and spine. Information about Vision-Sciences' products is available at
www.visionsciences.com.

Vision Sciences^®, Slide-On^®, EndoSheath^®, EndoWipe^® and The Vision
System^® are registered trademarks of Vision-Sciences, Inc.

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CONTACT: Keith Darragh
         VP, Finance and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer
         Vision-Sciences, Inc.
         (845) 365-0600
         invest@visionsciences.com
        
         Lisa Wilson
         President
         In-Site Communications, Inc.
         (212) 452-2793
         lwilson@insitecony.com

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