Navigation Links
Echo Therapeutics Initiates Clinical Trials of its Symphony tCGM System in Critical Care Patients
Date:1/24/2012

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTE), a company developing the Symphony® tCGM System as a non-invasive, wireless, transdermal continuous glucose monitoring (tCGM) system and the Prelude® SkinPrep System for transdermal drug delivery, today announced that it is initiating clinical studies of its Symphony tCGM System in critical care patients. The company expects to complete and announce the results of the studies in the near term.

"We are very excited to initiate patient enrollment in our next studies of the Symphony system in the important hospital critical care setting," said Patrick T. Mooney, M.D., Chairman and CEO of Echo Therapeutics.  "The goal of these trials is to demonstrate Symphony's performance in the large and emerging critical care market for non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring. We believe that Symphony addresses this unmet need, potentially improving patient outcomes."

Echo's clinical studies will enroll up to thirty (30) critical care patients and will compare data obtained from its Symphony tCGM System with the YSI 2300 STAT Plus Glucose Analyzer.  The studies are expected to collect more than 1,000 data pairs to be used in the analyses by taking frequent reference glucose measurements for 24 hours.  The data from the studies will be blinded to study subjects and study personnel. A comparison of the data relative to the blood glucose values will be used to assess the accuracy of Symphony.

About Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Critical Care

Hyperglycemia is common in critically ill patients, even in those that do not have a history of diabetes. Intensive insulin therapy and frequent glucose monitoring in critically ill patients has been proven in clinical studies to significantly reduce patient morbidity and mortality.  Intensive insulin therapy requires frequent, often hourly, nurse intervention to monitor blood glucose and adjust insulin administration to avoid hypoglycemia. The potential benefits of accurate continuous glucose monitoring in critical care are widely recognized.

About Echo Therapeutics

Echo Therapeutics is developing the Symphony tCGM System as a non-invasive, wireless, transdermal continuous glucose monitoring system for patients with diabetes and for use in hospital critical care units.  Echo is also developing its needle-free Prelude SkinPrep System as a platform technology for enhanced skin permeation for delivery of topical pharmaceuticals.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

The statements in this press release that are not historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Those risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks related to regulatory approvals and the success of Echo's and its partners' ongoing studies, including: the safety and efficacy of Echo's Symphony tCGM and Prelude SkinPrep Systems; the failure of future development and preliminary marketing efforts related to Echo's Symphony tCGM and Prelude SkinPrep Systems; Echo's ability to secure additional commercial partnering arrangements; risks and uncertainties relating to Echo's and its partners' ability to develop, market and sell diagnostic and transdermal drug delivery products based on its skin permeation platform technologies, including the Symphony tCGM and Prelude SkinPrep Systems; the availability of substantial additional funding to support its research, development and product commercialization activities; and the success of its research, development, regulatory approval, marketing and distribution plans and strategies, including those plans and strategies related to its Symphony tCGM and Prelude SkinPrep Systems. These and other risks and uncertainties are identified and described in more detail in Echo's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, its Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-Q, and its Current Reports on Forms 8-K. Echo undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

For More Information:
Christine H. Olimpio
Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
(215)717-4104                                                                    

Connect With Us:
- Visit our website at www.echotx.com
- Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/echotx
- Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/echotx


'/>"/>
SOURCE Echo Therapeutics, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. Names Eric K. Rowinsky, M.D. Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research and Development
2. Xenon to Collaborate with Genentech on Discovery of Novel Targeted Pain Therapeutics
3. Silence Therapeutics Signs Collaboration with miRagen Therapeutics to Evaluate Delivery of Novel microRNA-based Therapeutics
4. Lightlake Therapeutics Inc. to Apply Companys Patented Technology in the Development of Premenstrual Syndrome Overeating Treatment
5. Pearl Therapeutics Announces Successful Completion of Phase 2b Safety and Efficacy Studies of COPD Combination, PT003
6. Orexigen Therapeutics to Present at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
7. Halo Therapeutics HT-100 Receives FDAs Orphan Designation for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
8. Echo Therapeutics Announces $3.6 Million Warrant Exercises
9. Echo Therapeutics to Present at Biotech Showcase 2012 in San Francisco
10. Orexigen® Therapeutics Completes Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants to Purchase Common Stock
11. AuraSense Therapeutics Secures Series B Equity Investment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/24/2017)... , Feb. 24, 2017  Xynomic Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an ... that it has acquired exclusive worldwide rights to ... innovative HDAC inhibitor targeting hematological and solid tumors. ... Phase 1 and 2 clinical trials of Abexinostat ... have already been completed, demonstrating that Abexinostat ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... 23, 2017 Visiomed, the French leader ... 1997, is changing the landscape of healthcare with ... with pro-active, custom-made solutions. Recognizing the rising demand ... affordable healthcare without walls, Visiomed has launched BewellConnect, ... with healthcare professionals that is empowering the lives ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... 2017  Genesis Healthcare Services has merged with Hospice ... by Bill Monast , President and CEO of ... Nathan Feltman , executives with Home Health Depot, Inc., ... This acquisition helps Hospice Cloud maintain its ... durable medical equipment (DME) solutions for the hospice industry. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Houston ... options at his office, Antoine Dental Center. Currently, patients can get single dental ... may apply, but patients can learn more about these offers by contacting Antoine ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... ... The Smart Machine Age is here, and it’s disrupting everything. Not only could it ... the United States may be taken over by technology in the next five to ... over colleagues is drawing to a close. Success will belong to those who can ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... With ProGlass Prism users now have the ability ... total control over position, rotation, distortion, edge softness, edge blur, chromatic aberration, individual glass ... , With ProGlass Prism users are given the tools and effects to generate ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... The Radiology Business Management ... radiology marketing programs at the annual Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs conference, ... Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. Nine awards are given out in five categories. They ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... On February 22, 2017 the ... to withdraw previous guidance issued by the Obama Administration requiring schools to ... May 2016 by the Obama Administration came in response to a growing number ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):