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First Patient Treated in PLC Systems' RenalGuard® U.S. Pivotal Trial
Date:1/23/2012

opments since 2008, we made slight modifications to our original trial protocol that we believe will make it more robust. This is a very important step on our path forward to seeking FDA approval to market RenalGuard in the U.S."

PLC's U.S. pivotal study is under the supervision of Principal Investigators Charles Davidson, MD, Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Richard J. Solomon, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine and Dr. Mehran. It is designed as an adaptive, randomized controlled trial at up to 30 sites in the U.S. Enrollment in the trial will include at least 326 patients and potentially up to 652 patients, depending upon the outcome of a sample size re-estimation after 163 patients. The sample size re-estimation, often used in adaptive trials, enables investigators to ensure that the trial is sufficiently powered so that the final results are statistically meaningful.

PLC's U.S. study builds upon two clinical trials by independent clinical investigators in Europe, both of which showed significant reductions in incident rates of CIN in at-risk patients through the use of RenalGuard compared to the current standard of care.

About PLC Systems

PLC Systems Inc., headquartered in Milford, Mass., is a medical device company focused on innovative technologies for the cardiac and vascular markets. PLC's newest product, RenalGuard, has been developed to help prevent the onset of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy (CIN) in at-risk patients undergoing certain cardiac and vascular imaging procedures. The Product is CE-marked and is being marketed in Europe and selected countries around the world. Two investigator-sponsored European studies have demonstrated RenalGuard's effectiveness at preventing CIN. RenalGuard is being studied in a pivotal trial in the U.S., as required for approval by FDA.

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