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Echo Therapeutics Provides Corporate Update And Implements Substantial Cost Reduction Initiatives

Other Corporate Updates

Patrick T. Mooney, M.D.'s employment with the Company, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, terminated effective September 27, 2013. The Company thanks Dr. Mooney for his service and wishes him well in all future endeavors.  As previously announced, Robert F. Doman currently serves as Executive Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer. The Board has commenced a search for a new Chief Executive Officer. William Grieco, the Chairman of the Company's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, is leading the search for Dr. Mooney's replacement.

Following Platinum-Montaur's August 30, 2013 public communication, Echo has held productive meetings with Platinum to discuss the proposals outlined in the communication. The Company will continue to foster open and effective lines of communication with Platinum and will keep shareholders apprised of material developments that may emanate from those cooperative discussions.

About Echo Therapeutics

Echo Therapeutics is developing the Symphony CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless, continuous glucose monitoring system for use initially in the critical care setting. Significant opportunity also exists for Symphony to be used in the hospital beyond the critical care setting, as well as in patients with diabetes in the outpatient setting. Echo is also developing its needle-free skin preparation component of Symphony, the Prelude ® SkinPrep System, as a platform technology to enhance delivery of topical pharmaceuticals.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

The statements in this press release that are not historical facts including, but not limited to, statements about Echo completing the EU regulatory clinical trial and announcing clinical trial results, filing for CE marking, conducting a limited launch of the Symphony CGM System, meeting with the FDA, attaining FDA guidance for Symphony CGM System's U.S. regulatory pathway, commencing its multi-center FDA clinical trial of the Symphony CGM System, implementing significant cost reduction initiatives and decreasing Echo's burn rate, may constitute forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Those risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks related to regulatory approvals and the success of Echo's ongoing studies, including the safety and efficacy of Echo's Symphony CGM System, the failure of future development and preliminary marketing efforts related to Echo's Symphony CGM System, Echo's ability to secure additional commercial partnering arrangements, risks and uncertainties relating to Echo's and its partners' ability to develop, market and sell the Symphony CGM System, the availability of substantial additional equity or debt capital to support its research, development and product commercialization activities, and the success of its research, development, regulatory approval, marketing and distribution plans and strategies, including those plans and strategies related to its Symphony CGM System. These and other risks and uncertainties are identified and described in more detail in Echo's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. Echo undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

For More Information:Christine H. Olimpio                                          Director, Investor Relations and Corporate CommunicationsEcho Therapeutics, Inc.(215) 717-4104 

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