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CryoLife Amends Tender Offer Related To Its Proposed Acquisition Of Cardiogenesis Corporation

A more detailed description of the Cardiogenesis Board of Directors' recommendation can be found in the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 prepared by Cardiogenesis, which has been mailed to Cardiogenesis shareholders and which was filed with the SEC, as amended.  Additionally, CryoLife and CL Falcon, Inc. have filed with the SEC a tender offer statement on Schedule TO, as amended, including an Offer to Purchase, Letter of Transmittal and other related materials setting forth in detail the terms of the tender offer.  Copies of the Offer to Purchase, Letter of Transmittal and other related materials, including the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, are available from Georgeson Inc., the information agent for the tender offer at 800-676-0098 (Toll Free).  Banks and brokers are asked to call 212-440-9800.  Computershare Inc. is acting as depositary for the tender offer.

About CryoLife

Founded in 1984, CryoLife, Inc. is a leader in the processing and distribution of implantable living human tissues for use in cardiac and vascular surgeries throughout the U.S. and Canada. CryoLife's CryoValve® SG pulmonary heart valve, processed using CryoLife's proprietary SynerGraft® technology, has FDA 510(k) clearance for the replacement of diseased, damaged, malformed, or malfunctioning native or prosthetic pulmonary valves.  CryoLife's CryoPatch® SG pulmonary cardiac patch has FDA 510(k) clearance for the repair or reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT), which is a surgery commonly performed in children with congenital heart defects, such as Tetralogy of Fallot, Truncus Arteriosus, and Pulmonary Atresia.  CryoPatch SG is distributed in three anatomic configurations: pulmonary hemi-artery, pulmonary trunk, and pulmonary branch.  CryoLife's BioGlue® Surgical Adhesive is FDA approved as an adjunct to sutures and staples for use in adult patients in open surgical repair of large vessels.  BioGlue is also CE marked in the European Community and approved in Canada and Australia for use in soft tissue repair and was recently approved in Japan for use in the repair of aortic dissections.  CryoLife's BioFoamâ„¢ Surgical Matrix is CE marked in the European Community for use as an adjunct in the sealing of abdominal parenchymal tissues (liver and spleen) when cessation of bleeding by ligature or other conventional methods is ineffective or impractical. CryoLife distributes PerClot®, an absorbable powder hemostat, in the European Community.  

For additional information about CryoLife, visit CryoLife's website,

About Cardiogenesis Corporation

Cardiogenesis specializes in the treatment of cardiovascular disease and is a leader in devices that treat severe angina.  Its market leading YAG laser system and single use fiber-optic delivery systems are used to perform an FDA-cleared surgical procedure known as Transmyocardial Revascularization (TMR).

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