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CryoLife Expands Distribution of Hemostase MPH(R) to France through Laboratoire Gamida
Date:9/11/2008

Unique hemostatic powder is available in ready-to-use applicator

ATLANTA, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a biomaterials, medical device and tissue processing company, announced today that it has begun distribution in France, through Laboratoire Gamida, of Hemostase MPH for use in general, cardiac and vascular surgery.

CryoLife began distributing Hemostase MPH in the U.S., the United Kingdom and Germany in the second quarter of 2008. Distribution in other markets outside the U.S. is planned for later in 2008 and in 2009.

Hemostase MPH is developed using Microporous Polysaccharide Hemospheres technology (MPH(R)), which yields a plant-based powder engineered to rapidly dehydrate blood, enhancing clotting on contact. When used as directed, this hemostatic or antibleeding agent facilitates the formation of a resilient, natural clot within just a few minutes. Hemostase MPH received CE Mark approval in 2003 and FDA pre-market approval in September 2006.

Available in a convenient ready-to-use applicator, Hemostase MPH, unlike many hemostatic agents, does not require additional operating room preparation or special storage conditions. In addition, pre-clinical evaluations have shown that Hemostase MPH does not promote infection and absorbs within 24-48 hours of application at the wound site, compared to other surgical hemostats which can take 3-8 weeks or more to fully break down.

"As a complement to CryoLife's BioGlue(R) product line, Hemostase MPH gives surgeons the ability to quickly control active surgical bleeding, and we are pleased to begin offering this product in France," stated Steven G. Anderson, president and chief executive officer. "We will showcase Hemostase MPH at
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