MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J. and BERLIN, April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy leader commercializing its CytoSorb® blood purification technology to treat deadly inflammation in critically-ill and cardiac surgery patients around the world, shares highlights from the recent 6th International CytoSorb Users' Meeting and the Satellite Symposium at the 39th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) in Brussels, Belgium, and the 8th Annual EuroELSO 2019 Conference held recently in Barcelona, Spain.
CytoSorbents was a major sponsor at the 8th EuroELSO 2019 Congress held recently in Barcelona, Spain that brought together more than 1,500 intensivists, cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, pediatric and neonatology specialists, perfusionists, and ICU nurses from around the world, to obtain vital updates in the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and other extracorporeal support technologies to help treat critically ill patients.
EuroELSO is the European Chapter of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), an international non-profit consortium of health care institutions dedicated to the development and evaluation of novel therapies for support of failing organ systems. Established in Ann Arbor, MI, USA in 1989, ELSO initially grew from the work of our former Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Robert Bartlett, the pioneer of ECMO, and the 2019 Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). Please click on this link to see an inspirational keynote speech delivered by Dr. Bartlett on the history of ECMO at the 48th Critical Care Congress of SCCM this year.
Dr. Bartlett commented, "The combination of ECMO and systemic inflammatory mediator reduction with CytoSorb has the potential to be an exciting new innovation in treating lung injury, shock and other complications. The data combining the two therapies are very encouraging, especially in sepsis. I look forward to seeing the story strengthen as we gain greater clinical experience."
CytoSorbents offered a two-day live presentation workshop during the conference, which was attended by approximately 100 medical specialists and led by top perfusionists from Switzerland and Italy with experts from CytoSorbents, to discuss and demonstrate the use of ECMO and CytoSorb as a life-saving therapy.
The ISICEM is one of Europe's largest critical care conferences, attracting over six thousand specialists from 100 countries, with 237 speakers delivering 1,161 presentations in 195 sessions. The 6th International CytoSorb Users' Meeting was held at the beginning of the conference, with videotaped sessions here, and pictures of the event here, and included:
Some of the highlighted topics and presentations included:
CytoSorbents also was a Platinum Sponsor and Exhibitor at ISICEM, and hosted a Satellite Symposium that attracted approximately 450 attendees from 25 countries, with the following agenda:
"Update on the Role of CytoSorb Hemoadsorption in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine"
Chairs: Prof. Lui Forni, Surrey, UK and Prof. Claus Krenn, Vienna, Austria
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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 55 countries around the world, as an 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. 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 that can lead to post-operative complications, including multiple organ failure. CytoSorbents is conducting its pivotal REFRESH 2-AKI trial – a multi-center, randomized controlled, clinical trial intended to support U.S. regulatory approval of CytoSorb for use in a heart-lung machine during complex cardiac surgery to reduce organ injury. CytoSorb® has been used in more than 56,000 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 of nearly $26 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 (USSOCOM), and others. The Company has numerous products under development based upon this unique patented blood purification technology including CytoSorb-XL™, HemoDefend™, VetResQ™, K+ontrol™, ContrastSorb, DrugSorb, and others. For more information, please visit the Company's websites at www.cytosorbents.com and www.cytosorb.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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