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ALung Secures $2.5 Million
Date:10/6/2009

0 per day, Hemolung is expected to reduce hospital costs through its ability to reduce ICU length of stay. Further cost savings are expected to be realized through the elimination of sedation costs and a reduction in adverse outcomes such as ventilator acquired pneumonia (VAP) - estimated at greater than $125,000 per incident. VAP represents the most common and deadly hospital acquired condition (HAC) with approximately 25 percent of all ventilator patients developing the condition. (ref: Society of Critical Care Medicine).

"We are very enthusiastic regarding the positive outcome of our near-term clinical trials," said Mr. Nick Kuhn, Chief Operating Officer of ALung, "The completion of our eight animal studies, as well as our in vitro testing, have resulted in excellent results, indicating that the upcoming Hemolung human clinical trials should yield very positive results."

ALung is moving forward with a five patient "First in Man" trial in India on the Hemolung

System, and a 20 patient pilot trial in Germany. Both trials are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2009.

About ALung Technologies

ALung Technologies, Inc. is commercializing artificial lung devices for the treatment of acute and chronic respiratory disorders. The company's Hemolung System, designed to replace or supplement the use of ventilators for patients with acute respiratory failure, is scheduled to begin clinical trials in the fall of 2009. Learn more about ALung and Hemolung at www.alung.com.

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