MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCQB: CTSOD; OTCQB: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy company specializing in blood purification to treat life-threatening illnesses, notified shareholders that as a result of the shareholder approved 25:1 reverse stock split that went into effect on December 3, 2014, CytoSorbents' common stock began trading on a split adjusted basis in the OTCQB Marketplace on Friday, December 5, 2014, under the temporary stock trading symbol, "CTSOD", with the "D" added to signify that the reverse stock split has occurred. The common stock will trade for 20 days under this new trading symbol, and will then revert back to "CTSO". The common stock has a new CUSIP number, 23283X 206.
The reverse split is part of the Company's plan to up-list to the NASDAQ Capital Market. The Company has submitted its application to NASDAQ and is awaiting approval. If approved, CytoSorbents will trade on the NASDAQ with the stock trading symbol "CTSO". However, there can be no assurances that the Company will ultimately receive approval of its application.
About CytoSorbents Corporation
CytoSorbents Corporation is a critical care focused immunotherapy company using blood purification to control severe inflammation -- with the goal of preventing or treating multiple organ failure in life-threatening illnesses. Organ failure is the cause of nearly half of all deaths in the intensive care unit, with little to improve clinical outcome. CytoSorb®, the Company's flagship product, is approved in the European Union as a safe and effective extracorporeal cytokine adsorber, designed to reduce the "cytokine storm" that could otherwise cause massive inflammation, organ failure and death in common critical illnesses such as sepsis, burn injury, trauma, lung injury, and pancreatitis. These are conditions where the risk of death is extremely high, yet no effective treatments exist. CytoSorb® is also being used during and after cardiac surgery to remove inflammatory mediators, such as cytokines and free hemoglobin, which can lead to post-operative complications, including multiple organ failure.
CytoSorbents' purification technologies are based on biocompatible, highly porous polymer beads that can actively remove toxic substances from blood and other bodily fluids by pore capture and surface adsorption. CytoSorbents has numerous products under development based upon this unique blood purification technology, protected by 32 issued US patents and multiple applications pending, including HemoDefend™, ContrastSorb, DrugSorb, and others. Additional information is available for download on the Company's website: http://www.cytosorbents.com/.
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