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Cardium Exhibiting Its New FDA-Cleared Excellagen® At The 2012 Spring Symposium Of Advanced Wound Care

SAN DIEGO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) is currently exhibiting its new FDA-cleared Excellagen ® professional-use, syringe-based wound care product for the management of diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and other dermal wounds at the 2012 Spring Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) being held April 19 - 22, 2012 in Atlanta, GA.


The 2012 Spring SAWC provides Cardium an opportunity to showcase its Excellagen high molecular weight formulated fibrillar collagen-based topical gel to the more than 2,000 attendees including physicians, podiatrists, nurses, therapists and researchers. Medical professionals can learn more about Excellagen by visiting us at Booth 247 or contacting Sarah Dennison at

About Excellagen Excellagen is a highly-refined fibrillar collagen-based topical gel (2.6%) designed to support favorable wound care management.  Excellagen's unique high molecular weight bovine Type I collagen formulation is topically applied through easy-to-control, pre-filled single use syringes. Excellagen is intended for physician use following surgical debridement procedures, and is engineered to support a favorable wound healing environment for non-healing lower extremity ulcers in diabetic patients.  Excellagen's viscosity optimized biocompatible gel formulation requires application at only one or two week intervals. It is recommended that Excellagen be applied following surgical debridement in the presence of blood cells and platelets, which are involved with the release of endogenous growth factors.

Cardium's market research indicates that physicians seek easy-to-use products to reduce preparation time and facilitate product application - and Excellagen's ready-to-use syringe-based collagen gel requires no thawing or mixing.  In addition, because of its specialized formulation, only a thin layer needs to be applied over the wound area, and one syringe containing 0.5 cc of Excellagen covers wounds up to 5cm2 in size using the supplied 24-gauge single-use flexible applicator tip.  To learn more about Excellagen and for product ordering information, please visit and view the informational YouTube video, Excellagen: A New Wound Care Pathway for Diabetic Foot Ulcers, at            

About Cardium Cardium is a health sciences and regenerative medicine company focused on the acquisition and strategic development of new and innovative bio-medical product opportunities and businesses with the potential to address significant unmet medical needs that have definable pathways to commercialization, partnering and other economic monetizations.  Cardium's current medical opportunities portfolio, which is focused on health sciences and regenerative medicine, includes the Tissue Repair Company, Cardium Biologics, and the Company's in-house MedPodium ® Health Sciences healthy lifestyle product platform.  The Company's lead commercial product Excellagen topical gel for wound care management, has recently received FDA clearance for marketing and sale in the United States.  Cardium's lead clinical development product candidate Generx ® is a DNA-based angiogenic biologic intended for the treatment of patients with myocardial ischemia due to coronary artery disease.  In addition, consistent with its capital-efficient business model, Cardium continues to actively evaluate new technologies and business opportunities.  In July 2009, Cardium completed the sale of its InnerCool Therapies medical device business to Royal Philips Electronics, the first asset monetization from the Company's biomedical investment portfolio. News from Cardium is located at

Forward-Looking Statements Except for statements of historical fact, the matters discussed in this press release are forward looking and reflect numerous assumptions and involve a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control and may cause actual results to differ materially from stated expectations.  For example, there can be no assurance that we can successfully introduce Excellagen into wound care markets for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers or other dermal wounds; that awareness of and interest in Excellagen can be effectively enhanced through professional symposia or otherwise; that we can have Excellagen or our other products manufactured in a successful and cost-effective manner; that we can attract suitable commercialization partners for our products or that such partners will successfully commercialize our products; that our exchange listing compliance can be maintained; that our product or product candidates will not be unfavorably compared to other competitive products that may be regarded as safer, more effective, easier to use or less expensive; that results or trends observed in one clinical study or procedure will be reproduced in subsequent studies or procedures or in actual use; that efforts to broaden commercialization of Excellagen outside of the United States will be successful; that clinical studies and regulatory clearances even if successful will lead to product advancement or partnering; that that FDA or other regulatory clearances or other certifications, or other commercialization efforts will effectively enhance our businesses or their market value; that our products or product candidates will prove to be sufficiently safe and effective after introduction into a broader patient population; that new collaborative partners will be found; that additional product opportunities will be established; or that that third parties on whom we depend will perform as anticipated.

Actual results may also differ substantially from those described in or contemplated by this press release due to risks and uncertainties that exist in our operations and business environment, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties that are inherent in the development of complex biologics, the conduct of human clinical trials and the introduction of new products, including the timing, costs and outcomes of such trials, our ability to obtain necessary funding, regulatory approvals and expected qualifications, our dependence upon proprietary technology, our history of operating losses and accumulated deficits, our reliance on collaborative relationships and critical personnel, and current and future competition, as well as other risks described from time to time in filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  We undertake no obligation to release publicly the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date hereof.

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