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Cardium Announces New Orthobiologics Product Initiative Extending Gene Activated Matrix Technology to Deliver Bone Growth Factors
Date:7/30/2009

effective for orthobiologics applications such as bone repair.

Cardium plans to explore potential collaborations with other companies in the orthopedics space, including orthopedic device manufacturers and others having an interest in developing novel approaches designed to improve the healing and regeneration of bone following traumatic bone injuries, which are affecting a substantial and increasing proportion of the human population as patients survive to older ages along with general improvements in medicine and healthcare.

"With the completion of the sale of our InnerCool Therapies operating unit to Royal Philips Electronics, the first monetization from Cardium's bio-medical investment portfolio, we have now decided to expand our focus in regenerative medicine to include orthobiologics," reported Christopher J. Reinhard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cardium Therapeutics and Tissue Repair Company. "Cardium's Gene Activated Matrix technology and protein-producing DNA gene portfolio are important building blocks as we now broaden our strategy and development programs, that include cardiovascular and wound healing biologics, into the emerging new high growth market segment of orthobiologics."

Gene Activated Matrix Technology Platform

Cardium's proprietary Gene Activated Matrix technology platform is designed to provide a therapeutic level of protein synthesis at a specific site in the body and can be used in soft tissue such as skin, ligament, tendons and cartilage, as well as in hard tissue such as bone. The technology is distinctive in that it is immobilized gene delivery that allows for localized control of gene uptake. The Gene Activated Matrix comprises any biocompatible matrix containing a gene or DNA vector encoding for a growth factor or any therapeutic protein. The Gene Activated Matrix technology allows for a broad spectrum of formulations and the use
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