LAS VEGAS, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CPC of America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CPCF.OB), a company focused on the development of therapeutic devices that enhance the quality of patient care in endovascular procedures, announced today that it is actively pursuing the development of proprietary polyethylene glycol (PEG) synthetic sealants as part of its global commercialization strategy for MedClose(TM). MedClose(TM) is an investigational-stage vascular closure system that is intended to seal arterial puncture sites following diagnostic or interventional catheterization procedures.
CPC will develop synthetic PEG sealants as platform technologies for the MedClose(TM) vascular closure system using ultra-pure functionalized, biocompatible and biodegradable polymers. The sealants will have adjustable physical properties, making it possible to 'fine tune' the gel time and strength for varied clinical applications. The proprietary compounds will be sourced from multiple suppliers, providing flexibility and accessibly for global commercialization and cost savings.
"PEG sealants have been found to have notable advantages to other surgical sealants," notes Dr. Olexander Hnojewyj, a medical advisor to CPC who has conducted extensive research and secured multiple patents and patent applications related to vascular closure sealants. Because PEG sealants are purely synthetic, they carry no risk of transmission of viral pathogens or prions. They are also shown to result in less swelling and inflammation than fibrin sealants, are easy to apply, and report consistently good hemostatic results(1).
"With our synthetic sealant strategy and the combined expertise and experience of our medical, technical and research team, we are well positioned to secure global commercialization of the MedClose(TM)," says Rod Shipman, President and CEO of CPC of America. "We anticipate clinical investigation for multiple indications, which may include sealing of femoral arteriotomy closures, biopsies and vertebral bodies following transpedicular interventions. They may also include the sealing of difficult-to-control bleeding sites during surgery - such as cardiac, lung, liver, pancreas, and OB/GYN procedures."
CPC of America develops therapeutic devices for use in endovascular procedures. CPC's current focus is the completion of development and testing of the MedClose(TM) vascular closure system, an internal puncture-closing system for use in catheter laboratories.
Forward Looking Statements
The statements contained in this press release that are not historical are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), including statements, without limitation, regarding the Company's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements relate to, among other things: (1) the Company's continuing development of its MedClose(TM) vascular closure system, (2) the Company's expectations concerning regulatory approvals of the MedClose system and the commencement of revenue producing operations based on the sale or licensing of the MedClose, (3) the Company's intentions and expectations concerning the development of proprietary synthetic sealants as part of its global commercialization strategy for MedClose, and (4) the commencement of manufacturing of the MedClose system. These statements are qualified by important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those reflected by the forward-looking statements.
Such factors include but are not limited to: (1) the Company's ability to finance the continued development and commencement of manufacturing of the MedClose system, (2) the Company's ability to successfully develop proprietary synthetic sealants and integrate any such sealants as part of the MedClose device, (3) regulatory approvals of the MedClose system including any proprietary synthetic sealants, and (4) those other risks and factors described from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and subsequently filed Forms 10-Q and Forms 8-K. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur.
(1) Fibrin versus polyethylene glycol sealant: an experimental study in rabbits." European Journal of Plastic Surgery (v 31, No. 5). October, 2008
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