Baker McKenzie represented CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO), a leader in critical care immunotherapy specializing in blood purification, in an agreement with China Medical System Holdings Limited (CMS) (HKG:0867) to bring CytoSorb® to mainland China to treat critically ill patients with COVID-19 coronavirus infection.

“We were glad to be able to deploy our global resources to assist CytoSorbents with this agreement so CytoSorb can be quickly delivered to those in need,” said Oren Livne, who led the deal team in the US.

Under the terms of the agreement, CytoSorbents and CMS will partner together to earn regulatory clearance to import CytoSorb into China under the "fast-track" review process established by the National Medical Products Administration of the People's Republic of China (NMPA) to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. CytoSorbents will donate initial CytoSorb devices and provide product, training, and support to CMS to introduce CytoSorb initially into four hospitals in Wuhan, China. The therapy will be evaluated in severe COVID-19 coronavirus patients with a systemic inflammatory response who are being treated with either continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). During the initial term of the agreement, CytoSorbents and CMS will explore the possibility for future commercial collaboration in China. 

The Baker McKenzie team included Oren Livne, Isabella Liu, Tracy Wut, Christina Lee, Yilan Yang and Angie Yeung. 

About CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO)

CytoSorbents Corporation is a leader in critical care immunotherapy, specializing in blood purification. Its flagship product, CytoSorb® is approved in the European Union with distribution in 58 countries around the world, as an extracorporeal cytokine adsorber designed to reduce the "cytokine storm" or "cytokine release syndrome" that could otherwise cause massive inflammation, organ failure and death in common critical illnesses. These are conditions where the risk of death is extremely high, yet no effective treatments exist. CytoSorb® has been used in more than 80,000 human treatments to date.

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