Healthcare Industry News:  Hemopurifier 


 News Release - June 27, 2007

Aethlon Medical Announces Approval of Clinical Study

Aethlon Medical, Inc., (OTCBB:AEMD ) announced today that it has received approval to initiate clinical testing of the Hemopurifier in human studies to be conducted at the Fortis Hospital ( in Delhi, India. The study, approved by the Ethics Committee for Research at Fortis Hospital, will evaluate safety of the Hemopurifier in up to ten patients with end-stage renal disease. Pending patient accrual, the study is expected to begin in August. Dr. Vijay Kher, Director of Nephrology at Fortis has agreed to be the principal investigator of the study. Previously, Dr. Kher acted as principal investigator of a Hemopurifier study conducted at the Apollo Hospital in Delhi. The Apollo study documented initial safety of the Hemopurifier, and provided early efficacy observations during 24-treatments administered to health compromised dialysis patients co-infected with Hepatitis-C (HCV).

The Fortis study supports Aethlon's strategy to pursue early treatment and commercialization opportunities in India. Aethlon will focus on viral conditions of greatest concern to Indian citizens, and opportunities that offer treatment access to the Hemopurifier within India's growing medical tourism industry. Targeted conditions may include Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF), HIV/AIDS, and HCV. At present, regulatory barriers specific to the Hemopurifier do not exist in India. As a result, introduction of the Hemopurifier into the marketplace will be based on obtaining sufficient clinical data to drive practitioner acceptance in the marketplace. As with previous pre-clinical and clinical programs in India, Aethlon will seek additional support and guidance from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Aethlon may also consult with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on protocol design and will provide the FDA with clinical data obtained from studies as a means to potentially augment clinical efforts to advance the Hemopurifier as a broad-spectrum countermeasure against bioterror threats in the United States.

About Aethlon Medical

Aethlon Medical is the developer of the Hemopurifier, a first-in-class medical device to treat infectious disease. The Hemopurifier addresses the largest opportunity in infectious disease, the treatment of drug and vaccine resistant viruses. Regulatory and commercialization initiatives in the United States are focused on bioterror threats, while international initiatives are directed towards naturally evolving pandemic threats, and chronic infectious disease conditions including Hepatitis-C (HCV) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Collaborative studies to demonstrate utility of the Hemopurifier are being conducted with researchers at the Government of India's National Institute of Virology (NIV), The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), and The Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR). Aethlon has previously demonstrated safety of the Hemopurifier in a 24-treatment human study, and most recently submitted an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting permission to initiate human studies of the Hemopurifier as a treatment countermeasure against select category "A" bioterror threats. Additional information on Aethlon Medical and its Hemopurifier technology can be accessed at

Certain of the statements herein may be forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements involve assumptions, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Aethlon Medical, Inc to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the Company's ability to raise capital when needed, the Company's ability to complete the development of its planned products, the ability of the Company to obtain FDA and other regulatory approvals permitting the sale of its products, the Company's ability to manufacture its products and provide its services, the impact of government regulations, patent protection on the Company's proprietary technology, product liability exposure, uncertainty of market acceptance, competition, technological change, and other risk factors. In such instances, actual results could differ materially as a result of a variety of factors, including the risks associated with the effect of changing economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

Source: Aethlon Medical

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