GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cytomedix, Inc. (OTCBB:CMXI) (the "Company" or "Cytomedix") today announced that the Company has been issued a CE marking certification for its Angel® Whole Blood Separation System ("Angel") and its activAT® Autologous Thrombin Processing Kit ("activAT"). CE is a mandatory European marking for certain product groups to indicate conformity with the essential health and safety requirements set out in European Directives, and allows Cytomedix to freely sell and distribute its products throughout the 28 countries of the European Economic Area ("EEA").
The receipt of these certifications finalizes the transfer of control over the quality manufacture and distribution of these products in the EEA to Cytomedix in accordance with the terms of the acquisition from the Sorin Group in April 2010.
"With the acquisition of Angel and activAT, we gained an established presence in Europe for our platelet rich plasma products. The receipt of the CE mark allows us to continue to broaden our distribution network and to expand our European footprint," commented Martin P. Rosendale, Chief Executive Officer of Cytomedix.
"This CE mark designation, along with our recent ISO 13485 certification, confirms that Cytomedix has the highest manufacturing standards and systems. We remain committed to upholding these stringent requirements to provide our customers and their patients with the quality they have come to expect from Cytomedix," concluded Mr. Rosendale.
About Cytomedix, Inc.
Cytomedix develops, sells and licenses regenerative biological therapies primarily for wound care, inflammation and angiogenesis. The Company markets the AutoloGel™ System, a device for the production of platelet rich plasma ("PRP") gel derived from the patient's own blood for use on a variety of exuding wounds; the Angel® Whole Blood Separation System, a blood processing device and disposable products used for the separation of whole blood into red cells, platelet poor plasma ("PPP") and PRP in surgical settings; and the activAT® Autologous Thrombin Processing Kit, which produces autologous thrombin serum from PPP. The activAT® kit is sold exclusively in Europe and Canada, where it provides a completely autologous, safe alternative to bovine-derived products. The Company is pursuing a multi-faceted strategy to penetrate the chronic wound market with its products, as well as opportunities for the application of AutoloGel™ and PRP technology into other markets such as hair transplantation and orthopedics while actively seeking complementary products for the wound care market. Cytomedix also seeks to monetize other product candidates in its pipeline through strategic partnerships, out-licensing or sale. Most notably is its anti-inflammatory peptide (designated CT-112) that has shown promise in preclinical testing. Additional information regarding Cytomedix is available at .
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CONTACT: Cytomedix, Inc. David Jorden, Executive Board Member Martin Rosendale, CEO Andrew Maslan, CFO (240) 499-2680 Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates Anne Marie Fields (firstname.lastname@example.org) (212) 838-3777 Bruce Voss (email@example.com) (310) 691-7100