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Cardium Reports Non-Healing Wounds Continue to Challenge Patients and Healthcare Providers
Date:8/27/2009

diabetic person than in the general population. Among the patients with lower extremity amputation procedures, 5% to 17% will die during the operation and 2% to 30% will die within 30 days of surgery. Longer term survival is even worse. Mortality following amputation ranges from 13% to 40% at one year, 35% to 65% at 3 years and 39% to 80% at 5 years. These mortality rates are similar or worse than many common types of cancer including prostate, breast, colon and Hodgkin's disease. Despite these grim statistics, many remain unaware of the very serious nature of non-healing lower extremity ulcers in diabetic patients.

Innovative Advanced Care DNA-Based Therapy

Cardium's Excellarate(TM) product candidate is a collagen-based topical gel employing Tissue Repair Company's (TRC's) Gene Activated Matrix(TM) that is designed to locally stimulate the release of platelet-derived growth factor-B protein (PDGF-B), an important key in the human body's wound healing process. Sustained, localized micro-release of PDGF-B by a patient's own cells directly at the wound site is believed to stimulate angiogenesis and granulation tissue formation through the recruitment and proliferation of cells such as monocytes, fibroblasts and endothelial cells. These cell types are critical for the effective stimulation of a variety of wound healing processes.

Excellarate is an advanced care DNA-based biologic product candidate that is being developed to provide physicians and patients with a potentially simpler, easy-to-use treatment as compared to current therapies. Based on the positive data from a Phase1/2 study, the Company believes that the Excellarate topical gel provides a unique opportunity to: (1) improve patient compliance, based on a one or two physician administered treatment regimen, instead of current therapies which require multiple treatments by physicians or patients on a daily or weekly basis for up
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