Cytomedix Shares Now Trading on OTCQX Ticker Symbol Remains "CMXI" as Trading Moves to Highest OTC Marketplace

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cytomedix, Inc. (OTCQX: CMXI), a fully integrated regenerative medicine company commercializing and developing innovative platelet and adult stem cell technologies, today announced that its common shares are now trading on the highest OTC marketplace, OTCQX®, under the ticker symbol "CMXI."

Cytomedix upgraded from OTCQB today to trade on the OTC market's prestigious marketplace, OTCQX. Investors can find current financial disclosure and real-time Level 2 quotes for the Company's common shares at www.otcmarkets.com.

"We believe investors will appreciate the quality-controlled admission process, the transparent trading and easy access to company information that are hallmarks of the OTCQX," said Martin P. Rosendale, Chief Executive Officer of Cytomedix.

C. K. Cooper & Company will serve as Cytomedix's Designated Advisor for Disclosure ("DAD") on OTCQX, and will be responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements.

About Cytomedix, Inc.
Cytomedix, Inc. is a fully integrated regenerative medicine company commercializing and developing innovative platelet and adult stem cell separation products that enhance the body's natural healing processes.  The Company's advanced autologous technologies offer clinicians a new treatment paradigm for wound and tissue repair. The Company's patient-derived PRP systems are marketed by Cytomedix in the U.S. and distributed internationally.  The Company's commercial products include the AutoloGel™ System, cleared by the FDA for wound care and the Angel® Whole Blood Separation System.  The Company is developing novel regenerative therapies using the proprietary ALDH Bright Cell ("ALDHbr") technology to isolate a unique, biologically active population of a patient's own stem cells.  A Phase 2 trial evaluating the use of ALDHbr for the treatment of ischemic stroke is underway. For additional information please visit www.cytomedix.com.

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About Cytomedix, Inc.
Cytomedix, Inc. is a fully integrated regenerative medicine company commercializing and developing innovative platelet and adult stem cell separation products that enhance the body's natural healing processes.  The Company's advanced autologous technologies offer clinicians a new treatment paradigm for wound and tissue repair. The Company's patient-derived PRP systems are marketed by Cytomedix in the U.S. and distributed internationally.  Our commercial products include the AutoloGel™ System, cleared by the FDA for wound care and the Angel® Whole Blood Separation System.  The Company is developing novel regenerative therapies using our proprietary ALDH Bright Cell ("ALDHbr") technology to isolate a unique, biologically active population of a patient's own stem cells.  A Phase 2 trial evaluating the use of ALDHbr for the treatment of ischemic stroke is underway. For additional information please visit www.cytomedix.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
Statements contained in this press release not relating to historical facts are forward-looking statements that are intended to fall within the safe harbor rule for such statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The information contained in the forward-looking statements is inherently uncertain, and Cytomedix' actual results may differ materially due to a number of factors, many of which are beyond Cytomedix' ability to predict or control, including among many others, risks and uncertainties related to the Company's reimbursement related efforts,  the Company's ability to capitalize on the benefits of the above-referenced CMS determination, the Company's ability to successfully and favorably conclude the negotiations and related discussions with the above-referenced global pharmaceutical company, the Company's ability to successfully integrate the Aldagen acquisition, to successfully manage contemplated clinical trials, to manage and address the capital needs, human resource, management, compliance and other challenges of a larger, more complex and integrated business enterprise, viability and effectiveness of the Company's sales approach and overall marketing strategies, commercial success or acceptance by the medical community, competitive responses, the Company's ability to raise additional capital and to continue as a going concern, and Cytomedix's ability to execute on its strategy to market the AutoloGel™ System as contemplated. To the extent that any statements made here are not historical, these statements are essentially forward-looking. The Company uses words and phrases such as "believes", "forecasted," "projects," "is expected," "remain confident," "will" and/or similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements in this press release. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events to differ from the forward-looking statements. More information about some of these risks and uncertainties may be found in the reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Cytomedix, Inc. Cytomedix operates in a highly competitive and rapidly changing business and regulatory environment, thus new or unforeseen risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. Except as is expressly required by the federal securities laws, Cytomedix undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, changed circumstances or future events or for any other reason. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and other subsequent filings. These filings are available at www.sec.gov.

Contacts:

Cytomedix, Inc.
Martin Rosendale, Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Maslan, Chief Financial Officer 
David Jorden, Executive Chairman                                                
(240) 499-2680                                                                                

Investor Inquiries
Anne Marie Fields
LHA
afields@lhai.com
(212) 838-3777

Bruce Voss
LHA
bvoss@lhai.com
(310) 691-7100
@LHA_IR_PR

Media Inquiries
Michelle Linn
Linnden Communications
linnmich@comcast.net
(508) 362-3087

Grace Keith
OTC Markets Group Inc.
grace@otcmarkets.com
(212) 896-4428

SOURCE Cytomedix, Inc.



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