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MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCQB: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy company using blood purification to treat life-threatening illnesses, announced consolidation of its SEC and international legal counsel with the global law firm, DLA Piper LLP. DLA Piper is one of the largest international business law firms with offices in major markets around the world and legal expertise across a broad range of areas including corporate and finance, litigation and arbitration, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, government affairs, labor law, intellectual property and technology, and tax.
Dr. Phillip Chan, CEO of CytoSorbents stated, "Having already established an excellent working relationship with DLA Piper on a variety of domestic and international projects, we look forward to expanding our collaboration. DLA Piper's extensive expertise in the medical device and life sciences sector, coupled with their deep network of relationships, will be invaluable as we continue to expand our international footprint with sales of CytoSorb® and plan our transition to a nationally listed company later this year."
About DLA Piper (www.dlapiper.com)
DLA Piper is a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioning it to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world. In certain jurisdictions, this information may be considered attorney advertising.
About CytoSorbents Corporation
CytoSorbents Corporation is a critical care focused immunotherapy company using blood purification to control severe inflammation -- with the goal of preventing or treating multiple organ failure in life-threatening illnesses. Organ failure is the cause of nearly half of all deaths in the intensive care unit, with little to improve clinical outcome. CytoSorb®, the Company's flagship product, is approved in the European Union as a safe and effective extracorporeal cytokine filter, designed to reduce the "cytokine storm" that could otherwise cause massive inflammation, organ failure and death in common critical illnesses such as sepsis, burn injury, trauma, lung injury, and pancreatitis. These are conditions where the risk of death is extremely high, yet no effective treatments exist. CytoSorbents' purification technologies are based on biocompatible, highly porous polymer beads that can actively remove toxic substances from blood and other bodily fluids by pore capture and surface adsorption. CytoSorbents has numerous products under development based upon this unique blood purification technology, protected by 32 issued US patents and multiple applications pending, including HemoDefend, ContrastSorb, DrugSorb, and others. Additional information is available for download on the Company's website: http://www.cytosorbents.com/
This press release includes forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this press release are not promises or guarantees and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. We caution you not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein. Risk factors are detailed in the Company's Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 31, 2014, which is available at http://www.sec.gov.
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