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PLC Medical Systems to Demonstrate RenalGuard(R) at EuroPCR 2009
Date:5/15/2009

Live Case Demonstrating RenalGuard To Be Presented

FRANKLIN, Mass., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PLC Systems Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PLCSF), a company focused on innovative cardiac and vascular medical device-based technologies, today announced that it will demonstrate its RenalGuard System(TM) at EuroPCR, the annual meeting of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), May 19-22, 2009, in Barcelona, Spain. More than 11,000 clinicians and professionals are expected to attend this event.

In addition, RenalGuard(R) will be included as part of a live case transmission from Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain during the meeting. The interventional cardiologists involved in the case plan to demonstrate how RenalGuard is used to help prevent Contrast-Induced Nephropathy (CIN) in a patient with impaired renal function undergoing a Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI).

"Following the spirit of EuroPCR, our commitment during these live cases is to provide valuable clinical education to EuroPCR attendees," stated Dr. Javier Escaned, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Hospital Clinico. "I consider that creating awareness of the problem of CIN and disseminating new information on how to prevent it are very important."

Mark R. Tauscher, president and chief executive officer of PLC Systems, said, "We are very pleased to be presenting RenalGuard to this important audience, and especially pleased that Dr. Escaned will be demonstrating a live case illustrating how RenalGuard works and how it may benefit patients. CIN is a significant and growing concern worldwide, and we are very encouraged by the prospect that RenalGuard could remedy it."

Currently, RenalGuard is the subject of an investigator-sponsored trial to study its efficacy in mitigating against CIN at the University of Milan-Centro Cardiologico Monzino (CCM). The trial is
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