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Cardium Announces New Research Findings: Excellagen Product Candidate Activates Platelet Release of PDGF, an Important Growth Factor Fundamental to the Wound Healing Process
Date:10/13/2010

the first week following a one-time application compared to patients receiving standard of care therapy.  In the first week following treatment, the radius of Excellagen-treated wounds decreased on average by 0.21 cm compared to 0.08 cm for standard of care-treated wounds (N=47, p = 0.018).  The apparent treatment effect was particularly evident in patients with larger-sized wounds (>3.0 cm2). For example, at 12-weeks, 45% of all Excellagen-treated wounds achieved complete closure, compared to 31% in the standard of care group, representing a 45% overall improvement.  For wounds >3 cm2 in area at screening, 33% of Excellagen-treated wounds achieved closure by 12 weeks compared to 0% for standard of care.  In addition, 74% of all Excellagen-treated wounds achieved >/= 90% wound area reduction at 12 weeks compared to 44% in the standard of care group, representing a 68% relative improvement.

Excellagen is pending clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and until such time as the product is cleared for marketing by the FDA, all claims of safety and effectiveness remain subject to review by the FDA.

About Cardium

Cardium is focused on the acquisition and strategic development of new and innovative bio-medical product opportunities and businesses that have the potential to address significant unmet medical needs and definable pathways to commercialization, partnering and other economic monetizations.  Cardium's current investment portfolio includes the Tissue Repair Company, Cardium Biologics, and the Company's in-house MedPodium lifestyle medicinals brand platform.  The Company's lead product candidates include: (1) Excellagen™ topical gel, for wound care management, which Cardium plans to market launch in the fourth quarter subject to pending FDA 510(k) clearance; and (2) Generx®, a DNA-based angiogenic cardiovascular biologic for patients in international markets wit
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