Echo Therapeutics Announces Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval for Its Clinical Trial of the Symphony® CGM System

Echo Therapeutics Announces Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval for Its Clinical Trial of the Symphony® CGM System

PHILADELPHIA, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTE), a company developing its needle-free Symphony® CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless, transdermal continuous glucose monitoring system, announced today that the Company's clinical trial of its Symphony CGM System has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval.  The IRB approval enables the commencement of a clinical evaluation of Symphony that will support the Company's CE Mark Technical File.

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"It's gratifying to see this important technology advance. This IRB approval signals a long-awaited CE Mark regulatory trial initiation," commented Dr. Mooney.  "Our team's hard work and extreme dedication have put us in a very strong position to begin the process of securing Symphony's market approval by European regulatory agencies."

About Echo Therapeutics


Echo Therapeutics is developing the Symphony CGM 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 that 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 regulatory approvals and the success of Echo's ongoing studies, including the safety and efficacy of Echo's Symphony CGM System, the failure of future development and preliminary marketing efforts related to Echo's Symphony CGM System, Echo's ability to secure additional commercial partnering arrangements, risks and uncertainties relating to Echo's and its partners' ability to develop, market and sell the Symphony CGM System, the availability of substantial additional equity or debt capital to support its research, development and product commercialization activities, and the success of its research, development, regulatory approval, marketing and distribution plans and strategies, including those plans and strategies related to its Symphony CGM System. These and other risks and uncertainties are identified and described in more detail in Echo's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. Echo undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

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Christine H. Olimpio                                                          
Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
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