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CytoSorbents Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results

Wednesday November 17, 2010

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ--(November 17, 2010) - CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCBB: CTSO), a critical care-focused company using blood purification to treat life-threatening illnesses, announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2010.

The Company's research and development costs were $526,043 and $532,705 for the three months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively. The Company had losses of $788,436 and $841,058 for the three months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively. Historically, the Company's losses have resulted principally from costs incurred in the research and development of its polymer technology, and general and administrative expenses, which together were $738,431 and $740,107 for the three month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively. Cash and cash equivalents were $758,224 as of September 30, 2010.

Subsequent to the end of the third quarter, the Company secured an additional $658,000 from investors of common stock and convertible note sales, and received notice of a federal tax-free, non-dilutive cash grant award of up to $489,000 from the Federal Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project program.

Dr. Phillip Chan, Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We continue to be very excited about the many opportunities we are pursuing. With 85 of the targeted 100 patients now enrolled, we anticipate completing our European Sepsis Trial in the months ahead. Our goal is ultimately CE Mark regulatory approval for CytoSorb™ in Europe and the commencement of commercial sales in the European Union for the treatment of sepsis, and potentially later for other major critical care illnesses such as burn and smoke injury, trauma and severe lung injury where the needs are great. We achieved ISO 13485 Full Quality Systems certification during the quarter, a validation of our manufacturing and quality systems and a major step towards commercialization. We were also pleased with the recent Federal grant award of nearly a half million dollars in recognition of the potential of our technology to impact both patient’s lives and healthcare costs.”

For additional information and full financial results, please see our Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 16, 2010, which is available at http://www.sec.gov

About CytoSorbents and CytoSorb™

CytoSorbents Corporation, and its operating subsidiary CytoSorbents, Inc., is a critical care focused therapeutic device company in clinical trials to treat severe sepsis, often called “overwhelming infection”, with a novel blood purification device called CytoSorb™. Severe sepsis afflicts more than 1 million people in the United States and an estimated 18 million people worldwide each year, killing one in every three patients despite the best treatment. In the United States, more die from severe sepsis than from either heart attacks, strokes or any single form of cancer. Severe sepsis is typically triggered by bacterial infections like pneumonia, or viral infections like influenza. However, it is the body’s abnormal immune response to the trigger that leads to severe inflammation and the unregulated, massive production of cytokines, often called “cytokine storm”, that then causes multi-organ failure and often death. CytoSorb™ is a cartridge containing highly porous polymer beads that are designed to filter cytokines and treat potentially fatal cytokine storm. As blood is pumped repeatedly through the CytoSorb™ cartridge using standard dialysis equipment, the beads bind and remove cytokines and other toxins from blood. The treated blood is then returned to the patient. The Company is currently conducting its European Sepsis Trial – a multi-center, randomized, controlled clinical trial using CytoSorb™ to treat up to 100 patients with severe sepsis in the setting of respiratory failure. Pending a successful trial, the Company will seek CE Mark approval and commercialization of CytoSorb™ in the European Union. Importantly, cytokine reduction via CytoSorb™ has broad applicability to a number of other critical care diseases where cytokine storm plays a detrimental role, including burn and smoke inhalation injury, trauma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, advanced influenza, acute pancreatitis and other. CytoSorb™ is one of a number of different resins designed for various medical applications, including improved dialysis, the potential treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders, rhabdomyolysis in trauma, removal of chemotherapy during treatment of cancer with high dose regional chemotherapy, drug detoxification and others. Additional information is available for download on the Company's website:http://www.cytoSorbents.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this press release are not promises or guarantees and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. We caution you not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein. CytoSorbents Corporation and CytoSorbents, Inc believe that its primary risk factors include, but are not limited to: obtaining government approvals including required FDA and CE Mark approvals; ability to successfully develop commercial operations; dependence on key personnel; acceptance of the Company's medical devices in the marketplace; the outcome of pending and potential litigation; compliance with governmental regulations; reliance on research and testing facilities of various universities and institutions; the ability to obtain adequate financing in the future when needed; product liability risks; limited manufacturing experience; limited marketing, sales and distribution experience; market acceptance of the Company's products; competition; unexpected changes in technologies and technological advances; and other factors detailed in the Company's Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 9, 2010, which is available at http://www.sec.gov.

Contact:
CytoSorbents, Inc
David Lamadrid
(732) 329-8885 ext. 816
davidl@cytosorbents.com
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Source: CytoSorbents Corporation (fka MedaSorb Technologies Corporation)

 
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