MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCQB: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy company commercializing its European Union approved CytoSorb® cytokine adsorber to treat critically-ill patients in multiple countries worldwide, was awarded the Beacon of Light Award at last night's New Jersey Tech Council Annual Awards Celebration.
Dr. Phillip Chan, Chief Executive Officer of CytoSorbents stated, "It is an honor to be recognized by the New Jersey Tech Council and the judging committee as the winner of the Beacon of Light award. At the company, we are all driven by the desire to help give critically-ill patients a fighting chance to survive life-threatening illnesses such as sepsis, trauma, lung injury, burn injury, and pancreatitis. To shine a guiding light and offer hope to physicians, patients and their families, where today there is still so much darkness."
Dr. Chan continued, "We are grateful that CytoSorb® is being used by a growing number of physicians in many hospitals around the world to help stabilize patients in the intensive care unit and during high risk cardiac surgery. The goal is to prevent or treat multiple-organ failure, the leading cause of death in the ICU for which there is little to no effective treatment. This award is dedicated to the tireless efforts of the CytoSorbents team - from its internal leadership to its manufacturing, research and development, quality control, and sales and marketing departments - as well as to the Company's shareholders, distributors, and strategic partners whose support we truly appreciate."
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About CytoSorbents Corporation
CytoSorbents Corporation is a critical care focused immunotherapy company using blood purification to control severe inflammation -- with the goal of preventing or treating multiple organ failure in life-threatening illnesses. Organ failure is the cause of nearly half of all deaths in the intensive care unit, with little to improve clinical outcome. CytoSorb®, the Company's flagship product, is approved in the European Union as a safe and effective extracorporeal cytokine adsorber, designed to reduce the "cytokine storm" that could otherwise cause massive inflammation, organ failure and death in common critical illnesses such as sepsis, burn injury, trauma, lung injury, and pancreatitis. 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' 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. CytoSorbents has numerous products under development based upon this unique blood purification technology, protected by 32 issued US patents and multiple applications pending, including HemoDefend™, ContrastSorb, DrugSorb, and others. Additional information is available for download on the Company's website: http://www.cytosorbents.com/.
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