Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) announced today that William “Obi” Greenman, president and chief executive officer, is scheduled to present a corporate update at the Cowen and Company 32 nd Annual Healthcare Conference in Boston at 10:00 AM ET on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. A live webcast of the presentation will be available from the Investor Relations page of the Cerus web site at http://investor.cerus.com. A replay will be available for approximately two weeks following the completion of the event. ABOUT CERUS Cerus Corporation is a biomedical products company focused on commercializing the INTERCEPT Blood System to enhance blood safety. The INTERCEPT system is designed to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted diseases by inactivating a broad range of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and parasites that may be present in donated blood. The nucleic acid targeting mechanism of action enables INTERCEPT treatment to inactivate established transfusion threats, such as hepatitis B and C, HIV, West Nile virus and bacteria, and is designed to inactivate emerging pathogens such as influenza, malaria and dengue. Cerus currently markets and sells the INTERCEPT Blood System for both platelets and plasma in Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East and selected countries in other regions around the world. The INTERCEPT red blood cell system is in clinical development. See http://www.cerus.com for more information. INTERCEPT and the INTERCEPT Blood System are trademarks of Cerus Corporation.