GAITHERSBURG, MD--(Marketwire -09/04/12)- Cytomedix, Inc. (CMXI) (CMXI), a fully integrated regenerative medicine company commercializing and developing innovative platelet and adult stem cell technologies, today announced that the Company's AutoloGel™ System was highlighted in a continuing education program at the Paralyzed Veterans of America Summit 2012 held August 28 to 30 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel.
The AutoloGel System is a device for the production of autologous platelet rich plasma ("PRP") gel, and is the only PRP device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for use in wound management.
The program, titled, "Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Gel for Wounds on Persons with SCI," was delivered by Laurie Rappl, PT, DPT, CWS, Clinical Development Liaison for Cytomedix. Ms. Rappl's discussion addressed the underlying mechanisms of action that allow the Company's physiologically relevant concentration of PRP in the AutoloGel System to accelerate healing in recalcitrant wounds in patients with Spinal Cord Injuries ("SCI"), and highlighted the clinical data demonstrating rapid reduction in wound area and volume, as well as reduction of undermining and sinus tracts/tunnels in non-healing wounds in patients with SCI.
"The physiology of SCI -- such as decreased blood flow, blood pressure and blood supply -- causes impairment at every step of the wound healing process. A physiologically relevant concentration of PRP has been shown to improve healing in even the hardest to treat chronic wounds in SCI patients," noted Ms. Rappl.
"It is especially rewarding for Cytomedix to have a continuing education program highlighting the benefits of the AutoloGel System for the treatment of chronic wounds in SCI patients. Pressure ulcers and other chronic wounds are persistent medical challenges that compromise the health and quality-of-life for these paralyzed patients," stated Martin P. Rosendale, Chief Executive Officer of Cytomedix. "Our clinical data demonstrates how the AutoloGel System's physiologically relevant concentration of PRP can rapidly restart the healing process in complex and chronic wounds, including wounds that were recalcitrant to other treatments."
About The Paralyzed Veterans of America Summit
Paralyzed Veterans' Summit 2012 + EXPO brings together more than 700 healthcare professionals in SCI and multiple sclerosis (MS) care. Doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapist, social workers and researchers convene to explore and implement holistic strategies to strengthen the continuum of care for SCI and MS patients.
The Paralyzed Veterans of America Summit serves as an educational venue bringing together professionals representing the full spectrum of SCI and MS healthcare and to support clinicians in their pursuit of maintaining their specialty certification and/or license to practice. The objectives are to enhance multi-specialty care across the lifespan of individuals with SCI and MS; to assess advances in the delivery of healthcare services; to present innovative models of care management; to improve practice skills of clinicians, surgeons, researchers and administrators; to discuss evidence-based medicine; to increase the body of knowledge on spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis, their medical complications and consequences; to promote educational opportunities; to identify research priorities; and to present data on new developments in assessment and treatment.
About Cytomedix, Inc.
Cytomedix, Inc. is a fully integrated regenerative medicine company commercializing and developing innovative platelet and adult stem cell separation products that enhance the body's natural healing processes. The Company's advanced autologous technologies offer clinicians a new treatment paradigm for wound and tissue repair. The Company's patient-derived PRP systems are marketed by Cytomedix in the U.S. and distributed internationally. Our commercial products include the AutoloGel™ System, cleared by the FDA for wound care and the Angel® Whole Blood Separation System. The Company is developing novel regenerative therapies using our proprietary ALDH Bright Cell ("ALDHbr") technology to isolate a unique, biologically active population of a patient's own stem cells. A Phase 2 trial evaluating the use of ALDHbr for the treatment of ischemic stroke is underway. For additional information please visit www.cytomedix.com.
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Statements contained in this press release not relating to historical facts are forward-looking statements that are intended to fall within the safe harbor rule for such statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The information contained in the forward-looking statements is inherently uncertain, and Cytomedix' actual results may differ materially due to a number of factors, many of which are beyond Cytomedix' ability to predict or control, including among many others, risks and uncertainties related to the Company's reimbursement related efforts, the Company's ability to capitalize on the benefits of the above-referenced CMS determination, the Company's ability to successfully and favorably conclude the negotiations and related discussions with the above-referenced global pharmaceutical company, the Company's ability to successfully integrate the Aldagen acquisition, to successfully manage contemplated clinical trials, to manage and address the capital needs, human resource, management, compliance and other challenges of a larger, more complex and integrated business enterprise, viability and effectiveness of the Company's sales approach and overall marketing strategies, commercial success or acceptance by the medical community, competitive responses, the Company's ability to raise additional capital and to continue as a going concern, and Cytomedix's ability to execute on its strategy to market the AutoloGel™ System as contemplated. To the extent that any statements made here are not historical, these statements are essentially forward-looking. The Company uses words and phrases such as "believes", "forecasted," "projects," "is expected," "remain confident," "will" and/or similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements in this press release. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events to differ from the forward-looking statements. More information about some of these risks and uncertainties may be found in the reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Cytomedix, Inc. Cytomedix operates in a highly competitive and rapidly changing business and regulatory environment, thus new or unforeseen risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. Except as is expressly required by the federal securities laws, Cytomedix undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, changed circumstances or future events or for any other reason. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and other subsequent filings. These filings are available at www.sec.gov.