MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy leader using blood purification to treat deadly inflammation in critically-ill and cardiac surgery patients around the world, announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Phillip Chan, MD, PhD, will present at the 19th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference next week in New York City.
19th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference
Where: Waldorf Astoria New York, 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022
When: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 3:00PM ET
Room: Conrad Room
Conference Website: 2017 BIO CEO and Investor Conference
"Millions of people each year die of life-threatening inflammatory conditions such as sepsis and infection, trauma, liver failure, lung injury, and complications of surgery, that we believe we can help treat," stated Dr. Chan. "Our blood purification adsorber, CytoSorb®, is approved in Europe and designed to help control the 'fuel to the fire' of deadly inflammation by filtering a broad range of inflammatory mediators from blood. CytoSorb has already helped save many lives in now more than 20,000 human treatments."
Dr. Chan continued, "The BIO CEO & Investor Conference attracts a broad range of quality healthcare and life science investors. As we drive to operating profitability, expected in the next one to two years, and as we plan to begin a pivotal registration trial in the U.S. this year, we believe our rapidly emerging growth story will resonate with the investment community."
Currently, the management team will be available on February 13-14th for one-on-one meetings with investors. To schedule a meeting, please use the BIO CEO One-on-One meeting portal for registered participants. An archived version of the webcast will be available 1 hour after the presentation.
About BIO and the BIO CEO & Investor Conference
BIO, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world's largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.
The 19th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference is one of the largest investor conferences that assemble a select group of established biotech companies, as well as top public and private equity investors and members of the sell-side investment community, to explore the current investment landscape and opportunities in life sciences. In addition to plenary sessions and panel discussions on timely business topics and key therapeutic areas, the conference features presentations and one-on-one meetings with over 140 leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, as well as a number of nonprofit and venture philanthropy organizations.
About CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO)
CytoSorbents Corporation is a leader in critical care immunotherapy, specializing in blood purification. Its flagship product, CytoSorb® is approved in the European Union with distribution in 42 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. CytoSorbents has completed its REFRESH (REduction in FREe Hemoglobin) 1 trial - a multi-center, randomized controlled study that has demonstrated the safety of intra-operative CytoSorb® use in a heart-lung machine during complex cardiac surgery. In 2017, the company plans to initiate a pivotal REFRESH 2 trial intended to support U.S. FDA approval. CytoSorb® has been used safely in more than 20,000 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. Its technologies have received non-dilutive grant, contract, and other funding in excess of $18 million from DARPA, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and others. The Company has numerous products under development based upon this unique blood purification technology, protected by 31 issued U.S. patents and multiple applications pending, including CytoSorb-XL, HemoDefend™, VetResQ™, ContrastSorb, DrugSorb, and others. For more information, please visit the Company's websites at www.cytosorbents.com and www.cytosorb.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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