GAITHERSBURG, MD--(Marketwire - January 14, 2013) - Cytomedix, Inc. (OTCQX: CMXI) (the "Company"), a regenerative therapies company commercializing and developing innovative platelet and adult stem cell technologies, announced today that it has received the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for its Angel® concentrated platelet-rich plasma (cPRP) system. This is an award that is presented each year by Frost & Sullivan to a company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features and benefits of the product and the increased return on investment it offers to customers.
Martin P. Rosendale, chief executive officer of Cytomedix, commented, "We are delighted to receive this award from Frost & Sullivan which recognizes the advanced technological features and commercial potential of our Angel system. Angel is positioned as a 'best in class' PRP device that represents a significant engineering advance in the separation of whole blood and bone marrow for clinical use and offers clear competitive advantages over other currently available systems."
"A unique feature of Angel is its flexible therapeutic output, which allows physicians to generate customized platelet concentrates at the point-of-care," said Aarti Shetty, research analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "Our analysis suggests that this is a product that could ultimately have broad use in a large number of orthopedic procedures."
The Angel cPRP System is intended to be used in the clinic or intraoperatively at the point-of-care for the safe and rapid preparation of platelet rich plasma (PRP). It was initially cleared by the FDA for whole blood processing and recently received 510K clearance to process bone marrow aspirate to produce platelet concentrates. The system is designed to produce consistently high platelet yields using a fully automated process and represents a significant engineering advance in autologous whole blood and bone marrow separation. Angel's advantages compared with other commercially available systems include: 1) high platelet yields, 2) significant reduction in pro-inflammatory cells, 3) rapid processing time, 4) adjustable hematocrit from 0%-25%, and 5) flexible final cPRP volumes. Proprietary software automatically adjusts the separation parameters to deliver a consistent, high quality product.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards are presented to companies in a variety of regional and global markets that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.
About Cytomedix, Inc.
Cytomedix, Inc. is an autologous regenerative therapies company commercializing innovative platelet technologies for orthopedics and wound care with a pipeline of adult stem cell therapies for tissue repair. The Company markets the AutoloGel™ System, a device for the production of autologous platelet rich plasma ("PRP") gel for use on a variety of exuding wounds and the Angel® cPRP System, a blood processing device and disposable products used for the separation of blood and bone marrow into red cells, platelet poor plasma ("PPP") and PRP in surgical settings. On February 8, 2012 Cytomedix closed the acquisition of Aldagen, a biopharmaceutical company developing regenerative cell therapies based on its proprietary ALDH bright cell technology, currently in a Phase 2 trial for the treatment of ischemic stroke. For additional information please visit 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 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 for the year ended December 31, 2011 and other subsequent filings. These filings are available at www.sec.gov.