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CytoSorbents to Exhibit at the 2012 Symposium of Intensive Medicine and Intensive Care
Tuesday February 7, 2012
MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ--(Marketwire - Feb 7, 2012) - CytoSorbents Corporation (OTC.BB: CTSO.OB - News), a critical care focused company using blood purification to treat life-threatening illnesses, announced that it will exhibit at the 2012 Symposium of Intensive Medicine and Intensive Care from February 22-24, 2012 in Bremen, Germany. CytoSorbents will be available to discuss its CytoSorb™ technology in Booth # A7 in the Bremen Exhibition and Conference Centre. This conference attracts an estimated 4,000 participants and is the largest independent German association event to focus on critical care and intensive care medicine.
Dr. Phillip Chan, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased to participate in this conference that assembles key German thought leaders and physicians in critical care medicine. We continue to increase the market visibility and availability of our CytoSorb™ extracorporeal cytokine filter ahead of our broader market launch in Germany planned for this spring. There continues to be strong physician interest in the ability to reduce cytokine storm in a variety of serious conditions, including sepsis, burn injury, trauma, lung injury and pancreatitis. This interest has extended into a number of new additional applications where cytokines are elevated, which we will detail in the future as they continue to develop. We remain very excited about the new critical care treatment options that CytoSorb™ may provide."
About CytoSorbents, CytoSorb™, and HemoDefend
CytoSorbents Corporation is a critical care focused therapeutic device company using blood purification to treat life-threatening illnesses. Its purification technology is based on biocompatible, highly porous polymer beads that can actively remove toxic substances from blood and other bodily fluids by pore capture and adsorption. In March 2011, CytoSorb™, the Company's flagship product, achieved European regulatory approval as an extracorporeal cytokine filter, and can now be sold throughout the European Union (E.U.) under the CE Mark to be used in clinical situations where cytokines are elevated. The goal of CytoSorb™ is to modulate the immune system by removing excessive cytokines, often called "cytokine storm", in critically-ill patients that can lead to deadly inflammation, multiple organ failure, immune dysfunction, and often death in common illnesses such as sepsis, trauma, burn injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and pancreatitis. CytoSorb™ has demonstrated statistically significant reductions in mortality in septic patients at high risk of death and is now available for sale in Germany for the treatment of critical care illnesses under a controlled market release, with a planned broad product launch in Germany anticipated for the first half of 2012 and availability in other E.U. countries, assuming adequate and timely funding, and continued positive results from our clinical studies. HemoDefend is a development-stage blood purification technology platform for the blood transfusion industry intended to reduce transfusion reactions and safeguard the quality and safety of blood products. The HemoDefend technology utilizes the Company's polymer bead technology to remove many substances, such as antibodies, free hemoglobin and inflammatory mediators, that can cause potentially serious and sometimes fatal transfusion reactions. CytoSorb™ and HemoDefend are just two of a number of different resins the Company has designed for various medical applications, including improved dialysis, the potential treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders, rhabdomyolysis in trauma, removal of chemotherapy drugs 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.
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 additional 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 and timely 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 March 31, 2011, which is available at http://www.sec.gov.
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