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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 www.cardica.com for more information.

Cardica, Inc.

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



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