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REMEDIAL II Trial of PLC's RenalGuard® Demonstrates Greater Efficacy than Current Standard of Care
Date:4/4/2011

FRANKLIN, Mass., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PLC Systems Inc. (OTCBB: PLCSF), a company focused on innovative medical device technologies, announced that final results from the REMEDIAL II investigator-sponsored clinical trial of RenalGuard® in Italy were presented today. The results showed that RenalGuard was much more effective than the current standard of care at preventing Contrast-Induced Nephropathy (CIN) and Dialysis in at-risk patients.

In scientifically significant results presented today at the American College of Cardiology Late Breaking Clinical Trial session of the annual conference (ACC.11), the investigators found that patients treated with RenalGuard and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) developed CIN, a serious and potentially fatal condition, at a much lower rate than patients in the control group who were treated with an infusion of sodium bicarbonate and NAC. Sodium bicarbonate plus NAC remains the current standard of care for the prevention of CIN in many catheterization labs worldwide.

Mark R. Tauscher, President and Chief Executive Officer of PLC Systems, said, "We are extremely pleased that the results of the REMEDIAL II clinical trial are consistent with findings from the MYTHOS trial presented in September 2010 at TCT, and provide additional scientific evidence that RenalGuard is safe and effective in combating CIN. This is another important proof point for RenalGuard and for PLC, and we're delighted that these results are being shared with practitioners and potential partners from around the world at ACC.11. We believe continued positive scientific findings like these will help us attract more interest from distributors, partners and customers for RenalGuard Therapy. I would particularly like to thank Dr. Briguori for his leadership in the field of CIN prevention and for utilizing PLC's RenalGuard in this trial."

Dr. Carlo Briguori, MD, PhD, Chief, Laboratory of Interventional Cardiology, Clinica Mediterranea, Naples
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