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FDA Approves SyntheMed's REPEL-CV(R) Adhesion Barrier for Use in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Date:3/9/2009

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REPEL-CV is a bioresorbable adhesion barrier film designed to be placed over the surface of the heart at the conclusion of an open-heart surgical procedure to reduce the severity of adhesions that form between the surface of the heart and adjacent tissue surfaces following the surgical procedure. REPEL-CV is designed to provide the therapeutic benefit and then degrade so that it is cleared from the surgical site. REPEL-CV represents the first in a series of anti-adhesion products under development that are based on the company's proprietary polymer technology.

In a randomized, controlled clinical trial conducted at 15 pediatric cardiac surgery centers throughout the United States, over 70% of the REPEL-CV treated patients were completely free of clinically-significant adhesions, the most severe grade of adhesions measured, as compared to less than 30% in the control patients. In the primary clinical endpoint assessment, the mean extent of clinically-significant adhesions in the control patients was 2.5 times greater than in the REPEL-CV treated patients.

About SyntheMed, Inc.

SyntheMed, Inc. is a biomaterials company engaged in the development and commercialization of anti-adhesion products. The company is primarily focused on the advancement and expansion of product development programs based on its proprietary bioresorbable polymer technology.

Statements in this Press Release that are not statements of historical fact, including statements regarding indications of the timing or ability to achieve regulatory approval and market launch for REPEL-CV constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company, or
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