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Cardium's InnerCool Therapies Unit Announces Australian Distribution Agreement for CoolBlue and Rapid Blue Systems
Date:3/19/2008

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InnerCool's Surface and Endovascular Temperature Modulation Systems

InnerCool's new CoolBlue surface temperature modulation system, which includes a console and a disposable CoolBlue(TM) vest with upper thigh pads, is designed to provide a tool for use in less acute patients or in clinical settings best suited to prolonged temperature management. InnerCool's CoolBlue vest and thigh pads wrap the body without requiring any adhesives to stick to the skin and produce cooling rates of around 1 degree C per hour, i.e. similar to those of currently-marketed surface cooling systems and endovascular systems using inflatable balloon-based catheters. InnerCool's CoolBlue external or surface-based temperature modulation system is designed to cool or warm patients from outside of their bodies and is intended for use in less acute settings such as in-hospital fever management.

InnerCool's next-generation RapidBlue(TM) system for high-performance endovascular temperature modulation is expected to receive FDA clearance in the second quarter 2008, and to initially have the same clearance as its current Celsius Control(TM) System. The RapidBlue system includes a programmable console with an enhanced user interface and a catheter designed to quickly modulate patient temperature in association with surgery or other medical procedures. The RapidBlue system powers InnerCool's Accutrol(TM) catheter, which has a flexible metallic temperature control element and a built-in temperature feedback sensor to provide fast and precise patient temperature control.

About Patient Temperature Modulation

Patient temperature modulation is a rapidly-advancing field focused on preserving ischemic tissue and improving patient outcomes following major medical events such as stroke, cardiac arrest and heart attack, as well as in the management of patients experiencing trauma or fever. Temperature modulation is intended to cool patients in order to reduce cell death and
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