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CorMatrix Announces Publication of Pre-Clinical Data in Journal of American College of Cardiology (JACC) Demonstrating the Role of CorMatrix ECM(TM) Technology in Remodeling Cardiac Tissue
Date:3/16/2010

ATLANTA, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc., a medical device company dedicated to developing and delivering unique extracellular matrix (ECM) biomaterial devices that harness the body's innate ability to repair damaged cardiovascular tissue, announced today that investigators from the Mercer University School of Medicine, Emory University and CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc. demonstrated that an injectable emulsion of the company's ECM Technology enhances angiogenesis (new blood vessel growth), improves cardiac function, and increases the recruitment of bone-marrow derived (c-kit positive) stem cells, myofibroblasts, and macrophages in a rat model of myocardial infarction (heart attack).  The research, published in the March 23 print version of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, was posted today on the Journal's website (http://content.onlinejacc.org).

"What is significant about our approach, compared to other attempts at developing stem-cell therapies for treating damaged heart tissue, is that we're able to avoid the pitfalls associated with trying to manipulate the individual cell types involved by allowing the ECM to naturally support the individual phases of tissue remodeling," said Robert G. Matheny, MD, Chief Scientific Officer of CorMatrix, and a co-author on the study. "Results from this study
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