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Admedus's CardioCel® Cleared for Sale in the US
[February 09, 2014]

Admedus's CardioCel® Cleared for Sale in the US

BRISBANE, Australia --(Business Wire)--

Admedus (ASX:AHZ) today announced it has received FDA clearance to market CardioCel® in the US. CardioCel® is the group's lead regenerative tissue product to repair and treat a range of cardiovascular and vascular defects. The Company will now look to complement its existing product launch in Europe with preparation for initial sales in the US.

The intended use of CardioCel® in the US is in pericardial closure and for the repair of cardiac and vascular defects in both adults and paediatrics.

"This is a significant milestone for the Company as we expand into global markets and further develop our range of regenerative tissue products for commercialisation and sale." said Mr. Lee Rodne, CEO of Admedus Ltd.

"CardioCel® is an important addition to the surgeon's armoury in the treatment of congenital heart disease, as well as for the repair of heart valves and other cardiac defects" he said.

Admedus is able to sell CardioCel® in both Europe and the US and will pursue market approvals in Asia and other jurisdictions.

"Admedus is looking forward to an exciting 2014/15 as we launch CardioCel® globally and continue to grow our sales revenue and cardiovascular teams in these regions" said Mr Rodne.

CardioCel® is engineered by the group's ADAPT® tissue engineering process to be a durable, pure collagen scaffold that avoids calcification, supports native cell infiltration, growth and differentiation and which promotes a regenerative healing process.

CardioCel® has shown benefits over existing products in that it does not calcify like other tissue products and has shown to facilitate autologous tissue regeneration once surgically implanted, while retaining strength and natural elasticity. CardioCel® is a ready to use, off the shelf product that has the potential to prevent follow up surgeries for patients because of its anti-calcification and regenerative properties.

Admedus will be attending the 14th Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease on the 14th of February in Florida.

This program has been supported with a grant from Commercialisation Australia, funded by the Australian government.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Julian Chick, Chief Operating Officer Admedus Limited Tel: +61 3 9620 5454

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