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Cardio3 BioSciences Has Been Selected to Present C3BS-CQR-1 Trial Data in Late Breaking Clinical Trial Session at European Society of Cardiology 2012 Heart Failure Congress


5/21/2012 9:53:09 AM

MONT-SAINT-GUIBERT, Belgium, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The Belgian biotechnology company, Cardio3 BioSciences (C3BS), a leader in the discovery and development of regenerative and protective therapies for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, today announces that the final results of its Phase II clinical trial of C3BS-CQR-1 is will be presented at the late breaking clinical trial session at the European Society of Cardiology 2012 Heart Failure Congress in Belgrade, Serbia taking place on May 19-22.

André Terzic, M.D., Ph.D, Director at Center of Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, the co-lead investigator on the trial, will present new final follow up data on the Company's stem cell therapy for heart failure, C3BS-CQR-1, which is based on "Cardiopoiesis" proprietary technology. The presentation will be held on Sunday, May 20th in Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Christian Homsy, CEO of Cardio3 BioSciences, said: "Being selected to present the final follow-up data in the late breaking clinical trial session at this prestigious cardiology congress highlights the quality of our technology and reiterates our belief in C3BS-CQR-1 as a potential treatment for patients with heart failure, a condition with a significant unmet medical need. We look forward to advancing the product into Phase III."

About Cardio3 BioSciences

Cardio3 BioSciences is a Belgian leading biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of regenerative and protective therapies for the treatment of cardiac diseases. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in the Walloon region of Belgium. Cardio3 BioSciences leverages research collaborations in the US and in Europe with Mayo Clinic and the Cardiovascular Center Aalst, Belgium.

The Company's lead product candidate C3BS-CQR-1 is an innovative pharmaceutical product consisting of autologous cardiac progenitor stem cells. C3BS-CQR-1 is based on ground breaking research conducted at Mayo Clinic that allowed discovery of cardiopoiesis, a process to mimic in adult stem cells the natural signals triggered in the early stages of life during the cardiac tissue development. Cardio3 BioSciences has also developed C-Cath®, the next-generation injection catheter with superior efficiency of delivery of bio therapeutic agents into the myocardium.

C3BS-CQR-1, C-Cure, C-Cath, Cardio3 BioSciences and the Cardio3 BioSciences and C-Cath logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cardio3 BioSciences SA, in Belgium, other countries, or both. Mayo Clinic holds equity in Cardio3 BioSciences as a result of intellectual property licensed to the company. In addition to historical facts or statements of current condition, this press release contains forward-looking statements, which reflect our current expectations and projections about future events, and involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and assumptions could adversely affect the outcome and financial effects of the plans and events described herein. These forward-looking statements are further qualified by important factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, including timely submission and approval of anticipated regulatory filings; the successful initiation and completion of required Phase III studies; additional clinical results validating the use of adult autologous stem cells to treat heart failure; satisfaction of regulatory and other requirements; and actions of regulatory bodies and other governmental authorities. As a result, of these factors investors and prospective investors are cautioned not to rely on any forward-looking statements. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For more information contact:

Cardio3 BioSciences: http://www.c3bs.com
Dr Christian Homsy, CEO Tel : +32-10-39-41-00
Anne Portzenheim, Communication Manager aportzenheim@c3bs.com

CitigateDeweRogerson Tel : +44-(0)-207-638-9571
Chris Gardner/Nina Enegren nina.enegren@citigatedr.co.uk

Hill & Knowlton Tel : +32-2-737-95-00
Katia Delvaille kdelvail@hillandknowlton.com


SOURCE Cardio3 BioSciences



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