PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTE), a company developing its needle-free Symphony ® tCGM System as a non-invasive, wireless, transdermal continuous glucose monitoring system, today announced that it intends to offer for sale its common stock in an underwritten public offering. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120801/NE50071LOGO ) Aegis Capital Corp. is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering. The offering is being made pursuant to a shelf registration statement that Echo previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and which is effective. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website located at www.sec.gov. Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement, when available, and accompanying base prospectus may be obtained by contacting Aegis Capital Corp., Prospectus Department, 810 Seventh Avenue, 18 th Floor, New York, NY, 10019, telephone: 212-813-1010 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted. About Echo Therapeutics Echo Therapeutics is developing the Symphony tCGM System as a non-invasive, wireless, transdermal continuous glucose monitoring system. Our target is patients who could benefit from glucose monitoring in the hospital setting, including critical care. Significant opportunity also exists for patients with diabetes to use Symphony 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 drug delivery of topical pharmaceuticals. Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements The statements in this press release that are not historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Echo's proposed public offering. These statements 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 general market conditions and the other risks and uncertainties identified and described in more detail in Echo's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Echo undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.