MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy leader commercializing its flagship CytoSorb® blood filter to treat deadly inflammation in critically-ill and cardiac surgery patients around the world, announced its agenda for the 26th Symposium for Intensive Medicine + Intensive Care in Bremen, Germany from February 24-26, 2016.
As the third largest conference of its kind in Europe, the meeting brings together an estimated 4,600 critical care physicians, nurses, and healthcare workers to review the most recent advances and best practices in the field. CytoSorbents will exhibit its CytoSorb® therapy for the treatment of life-threatening illnesses for the fifth consecutive year, and will also sponsor an industry satellite symposium entitled, “Systemic Inflammation and Tissue Damage – A Vicious Cycle” on February 25th from 11AM to 12:30PM.
In addition, data from the first completed investigator initiated CytoSorb® sepsis study will be presented by Dr. Sigrun Friesecke from Greifswald University, Germany, in a highly anticipated talk entitled, “CytoSorb in Patients with Refractory Septic Shock”. Dr. Friesecke and her team are amongst the early pioneers of CytoSorb® usage worldwide, and have utilized it with growing success in patients with varying stages of severe sepsis and septic shock, as well as in liver dysfunction.
About CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO)
CytoSorb® is approved in the European Union with distribution in 32 countries around the world, as a safe and effective extracorporeal cytokine adsorber, designed to reduce the “cytokine storm” or “cytokine release syndrome” that could otherwise cause massive inflammation, organ failure and death in common critical illnesses such as sepsis, burn injury, trauma, lung injury, and pancreatitis, as well as in cancer immunotherapy. These are conditions where the risk of death is extremely high, yet no effective treatments exist. CytoSorb® is also being used during and after cardiac surgery to remove inflammatory mediators, such as cytokines and free hemoglobin, which can lead to post-operative complications, including multiple organ failure. CytoSorb® has been used safely in more than 9,000 human treatments to date.
CytoSorbents’ purification technologies are based on biocompatible, highly porous polymer beads that can actively remove toxic substances from blood and other bodily fluids by pore capture and surface adsorption. The Company has numerous products under development based upon this unique blood purification technology, protected by 32 issued U.S. patents and multiple applications pending, including HemoDefend™, ContrastSorb, DrugSorb, and others. Additional information is available for download on the Company’s websites: http://www.cytosorbents.com and http://www.cytosorb.com
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