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PLC Medical Systems to Demonstrate RenalGuard(R) at ESC 2009
Date:8/31/2009

FRANKLIN, Mass., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PLC Systems Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PLCSF), a company focused on innovative cardiac and vascular medical device-based technologies, today announced that it will demonstrate its RenalGuard System(TM) at ESC Congress 2009, the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology, August 29 - September 2, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. More than 30,000 clinicians and professionals are expected to attend this event.

In addition, Dr. Giancarlo Marenzi, Chief, Intensive Cardiac Care Unit, Centro Cardiologico Monzino-University of Milan (CCM) will present preliminary results of the MYTHOS investigator-sponsored clinical trial of RenalGuard.

In an update to the abstract published in late August, Dr. Marenzi is presenting initial results that indicate that patients with high risk for renal failure treated with RenalGuard((R) )while undergoing imaging procedures acquired contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) at less than half the rate of those who were treated beforehand with overnight hydration. Acquiring CIN has been found to lead to a range of serious and potentially deadly outcomes in patients who already have compromised kidney function.

Mark R. Tauscher, president and chief executive officer of PLC Systems, said, "We are extremely pleased with these very positive preliminary results of the MYTHOS clinical trial, since they greatly exceed the primary endpoint, which is defined as equivalency. These initial results confirm the initial direction seen in the earlier abstract, and provide strong evidence that RenalGuard is highly effective in reducing the incidence of CIN in millions of high-risk patients around the world every year. With these initial positive results in hand, we are firmly focused on accelerating the pace of signing up distributors in Europe and expanding our launch of RenalGuard to additional international markets."

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