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Cardica's C-Port Anastomosis Systems for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Procedures to be Used to Train Cardiothoracic Surgeons at Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) University
Date:1/30/2008

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC) today announced that its innovative C-Port(R) Distal Anastomosis Systems will be used in two courses to train cardiothoracic surgeons at the 2008 STS University. In addition to the C-Port systems, the PAS-Port(R) Proximal Anastomosis System* will also be shown. These courses will be held today during the 44th Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. With attendees from around the world, STS is the largest meeting of cardiothoracic surgeons in North America. Cardica's C-Port systems are designed to allow surgeons to automate distal anastomosis -- the attachment of blood vessels and grafts downstream of an occlusion during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures -- replacing traditional hand-sewn sutures.

"Cardica's C-Port anastomosis systems represent the cutting edge of revascularization for less invasive CABG surgery and are designed to provide rapid, reliable and consistently reproducible anastomoses, which are often considered the most critical aspect of the CABG procedure," said Bernard A. Hausen, M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Cardica.

Among the 11 courses that will be offered during STS University, Cardica's products will be used in conjunction with other products to train surgeons in the following:

-- "Advanced Coronary Revascularization Techniques," directed by John D.

Puskas, M.D. This course on advanced CABG techniques will provide an

update on recent advances in surgical management of coronary artery

disease. It will include presentations on advanced techniques in

arterial revascularization; off-pump revascularization; non-sternotomy

approaches to coronary revascularization; and anastomotic connectors.

-- "Advanced Skills Set for Cardiothoracic Residents," directed by Robert

A. Guyton, M.D. In this course, senior surgical faculty with

specialization in coronary and valvular heart disease will cover the

technical aspects associated with reoperative CABG, aortic valve

replacement and mitral valve repair. Hands-on laboratory experience

will include new technologies in the performance of proximal and distal

coronary anastomoses, performance of a variety of mechanical and

bioprosthetic aortic valves, and performance of a variety of new and

classic mitral valve repair techniques.

Cardica is an in-kind sponsor of STS.

About the C-Port xA and Flex A Anastomosis Systems

Cardica's C-Port systems are designed to enable automated, reliable and reproducible connections of blood vessels during CABG surgery. Unlike most hand-sewn anastomoses, Cardica's C-Port systems create compliant anastomoses that can expand and contract with blood flow. In addition, the C-Port anastomosis systems, whether used during on- or off- pump surgery, offer surgeons unique access to a wide range of coronary arteries, particularly small coronary arteries on which, in the past, CABG procedures have been very difficult or impossible to perform. The C-Port Flex A system features several innovative modifications to Cardica's C-Port xA system. The C-Port Flex A system has a flexible, rather than rigid, shaft and is designed to create compliant anastomoses in vessels as small as one millimeter in internal diameter. Importantly, the flexible shaft is designed to allow surgeons to position the device to create a secure connection even in difficult to reach areas of the heart.

About Cardica

Cardica is a leading provider of automated anastomosis systems for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. By replacing hand-sewn sutures with easy-to-use automated systems, Cardica's products provide cardiovascular surgeons with rapid, reliable and consistently reproducible anastomoses, or connections of blood vessels, often considered the most critical aspect of the CABG procedure. Cardica's C-Port(R) Distal Anastomosis Systems are marketed in Europe and the United States. The PAS-Port(R) Proximal Anastomosis System is marketed in Europe and Japan and is being evaluated in a pivotal trial in the United States and Europe. Cardica also is developing additional devices with Cook Incorporated to facilitate vascular closure and other surgical procedures.

* The PAS-Port Proximal Anastomosis System is not available for sale in

the United States.


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