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Cardium Announces Automated Infusion System for Generx Phase 3 AWARE Study


April 17, 2007, San Diego -- Cardium Therapeutics (OTCBB:CDTP) today announced that its Phase 3 product candidate being developed for the potential treatment of myocardial ischemia and associated angina will employ an automated infusion system manufactured for Cardium by Caesarea Medical Electronics Ltd.

The automated infusion system will be used in Cardium's Phase 3 AWARE study to standardize the cardiac catheter-based administration of its Generx™ product candidate. The new system, which includes automated syringe pumps, provides accurate and reproducible delivery at a standardized infusion rate for the volumes specified in the AWARE study protocol. Additional features include an intuitive workflow driven user interface, active and passive safety features and an infusion data logging feature.

"Our new automated system provides a simpler and more uniform method of administration for clinical investigators and is one of several improvements we have introduced in order to optimize our Phase 3 AWARE study, which we now expect to begin shortly," stated Christopher J. Reinhard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cardium Therapeutics.

About Cardium
Cardium Therapeutics, Inc. and its subsidiaries, InnerCool Therapies, Inc. and the Tissue Repair Company, are medical technology companies primarily focused on the development, manufacture and sale of innovative therapeutic products and devices for cardiovascular, ischemic and related indications. In October 2005, Cardium acquired a portfolio of growth factor therapeutics from the Schering AG Group, Germany, including the later-stage product candidate, Generx™, a DNA-based growth factor therapeutic which is advancing to a Phase 3 clinical study and is being developed for potential use by interventional cardiologists as a one-time treatment to promote and stimulate the growth of collateral circulation in the hearts of patients with ischemic conditions such as recurrent angina. For more information about Cardium and its businesses, products and therapeutic candidates, please visit www.cardiumthx.com or view its brochure.

In March 2006, Cardium acquired the technologies and products of InnerCool Therapies, Inc., a San Diego-based medical technology company in the emerging field of temperature modulation therapy to rapidly and controllably cool the body in order to reduce cell death and damage following acute ischemic events such as cardiac arrest or stroke, and to potentially lessen or prevent associated injuries such as adverse neurological outcomes. For more information about Cardium's InnerCool subsidiary and therapeutic hypothermia, including its Celsius Control System™, which has now received regulatory clearance in the U.S., Europe and Australia, please visit www.innercool.com.

In August 2006, Cardium acquired the technologies and products of the Tissue Repair Company (TRC), a San Diego-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of growth factor therapeutics for the treatment of severe chronic diabetic wounds. TRC's lead product candidate, Excellarate, is a DNA-activated collagen gel for topical treatment formulated with an adenovector delivery carrier encoding human platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB). Excellarate is initially being developed to be administered once or twice for the potential treatment of non-healing diabetic foot ulcers. Other potential applications for TRC's Gene Activated Matrix™ (GAM) technology include therapeutic angiogenesis (cardiovascular ischemia, peripheral arterial disease) and orthopedic products, including hard tissue (bone) and soft tissue (ligament, tendon, cartilage). For more information about Cardium's Tissue Repair Company subsidiary, please visit www.t-r-co.com.

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 results or trends observed in one clinical study will be reproduced in subsequent studies, that our clinical trials can be initiated and conducted in a timely and effective manner, that clinical trials and other efforts to accelerate the development of our Generx™ product candidate will be successful, that necessary regulatory approvals will be obtained, that our actual or proposed products and treatments will prove to be sufficiently safe and effective, that competing products will not be safer, more effective or less expensive, that third parties on whom we depend will perform as anticipated, or that our products or product candidates will lead to value enhancing or partnering opportunities. 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, our limited experience in the development, testing and marketing of therapeutic product candidates, risks and uncertainties that are inherent in the conduct of human clinical trials, including the timing and costs of such trials, 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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Cardium Therapeutics™ and Generx™ are trademarks of Cardium Therapeutics, Inc.
Gene Activated Matrix™ and GAM™ are trademarks of Tissue Repair Company.
InnerCool Therapies®, InnerCool® and Celsius Control System™ are trademarks of InnerCool Therapies, Inc.

SOURCE: Cardium Therapeutics, Inc.


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