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Aastrom to Present 12-Month Data From the IMPACT-DCM Phase 2 Clinical Trial for Ixmyelocel-T in Treatment of Dilated Cardiomyopathy

September 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASTM), a leading developer of patient-specific, expanded multicellular therapies for the treatment of severe, chronic cardiovascular diseases, will present safety and efficacy data from a 12-month study of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy treated with the company's cell therapy product, ixmyelocel-T. Results will be presented on September 19, 2011, in a poster presentation at the 15th Annual Heart Failure Society of America Scientific Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

Amit N. Patel, MD, MS, associate professor of surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine and national principal investigator in Aastrom's U.S. Phase 2 IMPACT-DCM clinical trial, will present a poster entitled: "Safety and Efficacy of Ixmyelocel-T, an Expanded Patient-Specific Mixed Cell Product, in Dilated Cardiomyopathy (IMPACT-DCM)." Dr. Patel's presentation will take place from 5:45 P.M. to 6:45 P.M. (EDT), and the poster will be on display from 9:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. (EDT).

"We are very pleased that Dr. Patel will be available to review the findings from the 12-month study of patients treated with ixmyelocel-T using surgical administration of our product. We also look forward to announcing data from the 6-month study of patients in our catheter-DCM study in the coming weeks," said Tim M. Mayleben, president and chief executive officer at Aastrom.

About Aastrom Biosciences

Aastrom Biosciences is developing patient-specific, expanded multicellular therapies for use in the treatment of severe, chronic cardiovascular diseases. The company's proprietary cell-processing technology enables the manufacture of ixmyelocel-T, a patient-specific multicellular therapy expanded from a patient's own bone marrow and delivered directly to damaged tissues. Aastrom has advanced ixmyelocel-T into late-stage clinical development, including a planned Phase 3 clinical program to study patients with critical limb ischemia and two Phase 2 clinical trials in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. For more information, please visit Aastrom's website at

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This document contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements concerning clinical trial plans and progress, objectives and expectations, clinical activity timing, intended product development, the performance and contribution of certain individuals and expected timing of collecting and analyzing treatment data, all of which involve certain risks and uncertainties. These statements are often, but are not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as "anticipates," "intends," "estimates," "plans," "expects," "we believe," "we intend," and similar words or phrases, or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "potential," "could," "may," or similar expressions. Actual results may differ significantly from the expectations contained in the forward-looking statements. Among the factors that may result in differences are the inherent uncertainties associated with clinical trial and product development activities, regulatory approval requirements, competitive developments, and the availability of resources and the allocation of resources among different potential uses. These and other significant factors are discussed in greater detail in Aastrom's Annual or Transition Report on Form 10-K or 10-K/T, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements reflect management's current views and Aastrom does not undertake to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect a change in its views or events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release except as required by law.

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