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SyntheMed Announces New Management Appointments

ISELIN, N.J., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SyntheMed, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SYMD) announced today that Richard L. Franklin, MD, the company's Chairman, has assumed the newly-created position of Executive Chairman and Gere S. diZerega, MD, one of the company's clinical advisors, has assumed the newly-created position of Medical Director. In these consultancy roles, Dr. Franklin will be primarily involved with strategic planning, external communications and Board leadership whereas Dr. diZerega will focus on clinical and regulatory strategy and product planning. Robert P. Hickey, the company's President & CEO stated, "We are very fortunate that Rick and Gere have agreed to expand their involvement with our company and we look forward to benefiting from their experience and expertise."

About SyntheMed, Inc.

SyntheMed, Inc. is a biomaterials company engaged in the development and commercialization of anti-adhesion products and other surgical implants based on its proprietary bioresorbable polymer technology. The company is developing a portfolio of anti-adhesion products lead by REPEL-CV(R) Adhesion Barrier, an anti-adhesion product intended for use in open heart surgical procedures. REPEL-CV is currently marketed internationally and is awaiting FDA approval to market in the United States.

Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical fact 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 industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to (i) potential adverse developments regarding the company's efforts to obtain and maintain required regulatory approvals; (ii) potential inability to secure funding as and when needed to support the company's future activities and (iii) unanticipated delays associated with manufacturing and marketing activities. Reference is made to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 2007 for a description of these, as well as other, risks and uncertainties.

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