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Cardica, Inc. (CRDC) Announces Upcoming Presentations And Dedicated Wetlabs At The International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) Meeting

6/1/2006 11:28:32 AM

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardica, Inc. today announced upcoming oral and video presentations on its C-Port(R) Distal Anastomosis System and its PAS-Port(R) Proximal Anastomosis System at the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) annual meeting which will take place June 7-9, 2006 in San Francisco, California. In addition, Cardica will host a dedicated wetlab for practical experience and training on both systems.

Details of the presentations and wetlabs are as follows: Video Presentation Date: Thursday, June 8, 2006 Presentation Time: 10:48 a.m. Meeting Session: Strategies and Outcomes of Surgical Revascularization Procedures Title: Cardica Distal Anastomotic Device Presenter: Dr. Husam H. Balkhy, Cardiothoracic Surgery Group, Milwaukee, WI Oral Presentation Date: Friday, June 9, 2006 Presentation Time: 3:27 p.m. Meeting Session: Innovative Surgical Technologies for Revascularization Title: Angiographic Evaluation of PAS-Port Proximal Vein Graft Anastomoses System Presenter: Drs. Shigeyuki Tomita, Go Watanabe, Kenji Iino, Koichi Higashidani, Toshimi Ujiie, General and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Kanazawa University Kanazawa, Japan Wetlab Dates: June 7th, June 8th, June 9th Wetlab Location: Fairmont Hotel, Room WL-6 Venetian Wetlab Contact: Doug Ellison, VP, Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Cardica. For more information, call 972-342-0438 About Cardica, Inc.

Cardica designs and manufactures automated anastomotic systems for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. By replacing hand-sewn sutures with easy-to-use automated systems, Cardica provides cardiovascular surgeons with rapid, reliable and consistently reproducible anastomoses, or connections of blood vessels, the most critical aspect of the CABG procedure.

The C-Port(R) Distal Anastomosis System is marketed in Europe and the United States. The PAS-Port(R) Proximal Anastomosis System is marketed in Europe and Japan. Cardica also is developing additional devices to facilitate vascular and other surgical procedures. Go to for more information.

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CONTACT: Bob Newell, Vice President, Finance and Operations, ChiefFinancial Officer of Cardica, Inc., +1-650-331-7166,; or Daryl Messinger of WeissComm Partners, Inc.,+1-415-999-2361, or, for Cardica, Inc.

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