FRANKLIN, Mass., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Following its recent merger with Echo Therapeutics, Inc., Sontra Medical Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: SONT), a dual platform-enabled transdermal specialty therapeutics and diagnostics company, today announced that it has changed its corporate name to Echo Therapeutics, Inc., effective Monday, October 8, 2007. In addition, on October 8, 2007, the Company's OTC Bulletin Board ticker symbol will change to "ECTE" and its corporate website address will become http://www.echotx.com.
"Our new name better reflects our expanded strategic focus on building a broad pipeline of advanced topical formulations of FDA-approved specialty pharmaceutical products and next generation needle-free transdermal diagnostics," said Patrick T. Mooney, M.D., CEO of Echo Therapeutics.
About Echo Therapeutics
Echo Therapeutics is a dual platform-enabled, specialty therapeutics and diagnostics company developing an extensive pipeline of advanced topical formulations of FDA-approved products and a suite of needle-free transdermal diagnostics. Echo is developing a next generation, needle-free Continuous Transdermal Glucose Monitor (CTGM) system for use in the diabetes home care and hospital critical care markets. Echo's next generation CTGM system leverages its FDA-approved SonoPrep(R) ultrasound-mediated skin permeation technology platform. Echo is also developing a broad portfolio of advanced topical formulations of well-established, FDA-approved products using its proprietary AzoneTS(TM) dermal penetration technology. Echo has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the FDA for the approval of its lead Azone TS- based product, Durhalieve(TM), for the treatment of corticosteroid responsive dermatoses.
SonoPrep is a registered trademark of Echo Therapeutics, Inc.
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