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SeaStar Medical Holding Corporation

SeaStar Medical Holding Corporation (ICU)

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theswordman theswordman 1 day ago
RCT UPDATE: So the adult AKI trial sites was updated. The good news is 1 site --Univ Iowa hosp is turned on (recruiting). The other change is the JMS Burn Cntr (GA) was withdrawn. Univ Iowa hosp is a much larger facility(+ 800 bed) and Level 1 trauma center. The JMS Burn center is
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scoobey-do scoobey-do 2 days ago
SeaStar Medical Ships First QUELIMMUNE Product Order to U.S. Distribution Partner -
July 12 2024 - 8:30AM

SeaStar Medical Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: ICU) (SeaStar Medical) reports the initial commercial sale of QUELIMMUNE™-Pediatric to its U.S. license and distribution partner, Nuwellis, Inc. QUELIMMUNE is SeaStar Medical’s Selective Cytopheretic Device-Pediatric (SCD-PED), a patented cell-directed extracorporeal therapy that selectively targets the most highly activated neutrophils and monocytes responsible for hyperactive immune response. QUELIMMUNE is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) under a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) to treat pediatric acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients weighing 10 kilograms or greater with sepsis or a septic condition requiring kidney replacement therapy (KRT).
“It’s highly gratifying to ship our first commercial QUELIMMUNE product order to Nuwellis for these patients,” said Eric Schlorff, CEO of SeaStar Medical. “QUELIMMUNE is a best-in-class therapy that across two pediatric clinical studies has been shown to have a probable benefit of reducing mortality and decreasing dialysis dependency in these severely ill children. We expect prestigious pediatric hospitals to meet the HDE requirements this quarter, with a more robust commercial rollout in the fourth quarter of 2024.”

QUELIMMUNE consists of a SCD-PED cartridge and blood tubing set that are connected in-line to an existing hemodialysis delivery system’s extracorporeal continuous KRT circuit in a process that takes about 15 minutes. The Company expects that, on average, a full course of treatment for children with AKI will require three to seven days of treatment with the disposable SCD-PED cartridge being replaced every 24 hours.

Each year in the U.S., approximately 4,000 children with AKI require continuous KRT, with a mortality rate of approximately 50%. Many of those who survive experience long-term complications that can include chronic kidney disease and a lifetime of dialysis. Pooled analysis from two non-controlled studies, one of which was funded by the FDA office of Orphan Products Development, showed that children with AKI weighing 10 kilograms or more requiring continuous KRT treated with QUELIMMUNE had a 77% survival rate with no dialysis dependency at 60 days, and had no device-related serious adverse events or device-related infections.

SeaStar Medical is actively enrolling patients in the pivotal adult NEUTRALIZE-AKI clinical trial. The adult AKI population is 50 times greater than the pediatric population, which the Company believes represents a multibillion-dollar market opportunity.
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Sauerkraut Sauerkraut 3 days ago
Good post. Appreciated. Glty.

Hope you're maintaining a nice position
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Sauerkraut Sauerkraut 3 days ago
There it is. The Offering. Let's see which rules are involved and how deep we dive. Didn't had a look for now.....glta
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Penny Grabber Penny Grabber 5 days ago
Loving this action. Been holding both lmfa and icu after the reverse splits.

Remember, lmfa is a major stockholder in icu common and hold millions of the warrants (that have quintupled) through their spac that brought this public initially.

Cheers.
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theswordman theswordman 6 days ago
Nice writeup from across the pond
https://www.medicaldevice-developments.com/news/fdas-cber-approves-final-labelling-of-seastar-medicals-quelimmune-scd/
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theswordman theswordman 1 week ago
OBVIOUSLY there is some "misunderstanding" about the label requirements. Keep in mind that CBER is 1 center inside the FDA. But forget that --lets recall the FDA approvable letter and what was stated EXACTLY 21 FEB 2024

You are reminded that, as soon as possible and before commercial distribution of your
device, you must submit a Product Correspondence to this HDE submission with a copy of all
final labeling. Final labeling that is identical to the labeling approved in draft form will not
routinely be reviewed by FDA staff when accompanied by a cover letter stating that the final
labeling is identical to the labeling approved in draft form. If the final labeling is not identical,
any changes from the final draft labeling should be highlighted and explained in the Product
Correspondence.

Pretty easy to understand when ALL the facts are presented.
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scoobey-do scoobey-do 2 weeks ago
SeaStar Medical Finalizes FDA Labeling Requirement for QUELIMMUNE, Paving the Way for First Commercial Sales as Humanitarian Use Device - July 03 2024 - 8:30AM

SeaStar Medical Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: ICU), a commercial-stage medical device company developing proprietary solutions to reduce the consequences of hyperinflammation on vital organs, announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) has agreed to the final labeling for SeaStar Medical’s QUELIMMUNE™, the Selective Cytopheretic Device for pediatric patients, paving the way under the Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) designation to market the therapeutic device in the U.S. for the treatment of children weighing 10 kilograms or more with acute kidney injury (AKI) and sepsis or septic condition requiring kidney replacement therapy (KRT).

“We thank the FDA for diligently working through QUELIMMUNE’s labeling. We are now ready to make final changes to product labels for incorporation into the commercial kits,” said Eric Schlorff, SeaStar Medical CEO. “We expect to begin shipping this month and are excited to bring the potential lifesaving and quality-of-life benefits of QUELIMMUNE to critically ill children.”

Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury
QUELIMMUNE is approved under a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) application, having met the applicable criteria with clinical results showing safety and probable clinical benefit to critically ill children with AKI who have few treatment options. Pediatric patients undergoing treatment with QUELIMMUNE are expected to require, on average, seven QUELIMMUNE daily therapies, with the disposable device being changed once every 24 hours.

Only about half of patients in the pediatric ICU with AKI who require KRT survive, with those surviving being at risk of long-term, life-threatening conditions such as chronic kidney disease. A pooled analysis from two non-controlled studies (one of which was funded by the FDA Office of Orphan Products Development) showed that children weighing 10 kilograms or more with AKI requiring continuous KRT who were treated with QUELIMMUNE had a 77% survival rate, no dialysis dependency at day 60 and no device-related serious adverse events or device-related infections. The U.S. addressable population of about 4,000 children falls within the 8,000-patient HDE criteria.

SeaStar Medical is also conducting a pivotal trial in adults with AKI who require continuous KRT. The applicable adult population is approximately 210,000 patients per year, or about 50 times larger than the pediatric population.
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abrooklyn abrooklyn 2 weeks ago
SeaStar Medical Announces 25-for-1 Reverse Stock Split

Source: GlobeNewswire Inc.

SeaStar Medical Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: ICU), a medical device company developing proprietary solutions to reduce the consequences of hyperinflammation on vital organs, announces the Company’s 25-for-1 reverse stock split, which will become effective at June 7, 2024 at 5:00 PM EDT. The Company’s common stock will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis on The Nasdaq Capital Market (Nasdaq) effective with the open of the market on June 10, 2024. SeaStar Medical’s stock will continue to trade under the ticker symbol “ICU.”
Authorization for the reverse stock split was approved by the Company’s stockholders at SeaStar Medical’s 2023 Special Meeting of Stockholders held on September 6, 2023. The objective of the reverse stock split is to increase the market price for the Company’s common stock to, among things, enable the Company to regain compliance with the $1.00 minimum bid price requirement under applicable Nasdaq Listing Rules. The Company's common stock will trade under a new CUSIP number – 81256L203.

As a result of the reverse stock split, each 25 pre-split shares of common stock outstanding will automatically combine and convert to 1 issued and outstanding share of common stock. Stockholders of record who otherwise would be entitled to receive fractional shares will receive one whole share of common stock in lieu of such fractional share. The reverse stock split reduces the number of shares of common stock issuable upon the conversion of the Company’s outstanding shares of preferred stock and the exercise or vesting of its outstanding stock options and warrants in proportion to the ratio of the reverse stock split and causes a proportionate increase in the conversion and exercise prices of such preferred stock, stock options and warrants.

Stockholders of record will receive information regarding their share ownership following the reverse stock split from the Company’s transfer agent, Continental Stock Transfer and Trust Company. Continental Stock Transfer and Trust Company can be reached at 800-509-8856. Stockholders owning shares via a bank, broker or other nominee will have their positions automatically adjusted to reflect the reverse stock split and will not be required to take further action in connection with the reverse stock split, subject to brokers’ particular processes.

For additional information regarding the reverse stock split, please refer to SeaStar Medical’s Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About SeaStar Medical

SeaStar Medical is a medical technology company that is redefining how extracorporeal therapies may reduce the consequences of excessive inflammation on vital organs. SeaStar Medical’s novel technologies rely on science and innovation to provide life-saving solutions to critically ill patients. The Company is developing and commercializing cell-directed extracorporeal therapies that target the effector cells that drive systemic inflammation, causing direct tissue damage and secreting a range of pro-inflammatory cytokines that initiate and propagate imbalanced immune responses. For more information visit www.seastarmedical.com or visit us on LinkedIn or X.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1955. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the proposed reverse stock split and compliance with NASDAQ listing requirements. Words such as “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Most of these factors are outside SeaStar Medical’s control and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause actual future events to differ materially from the expected results include, but are not limited to: (i) the risk that SeaStar Medical may not be able to obtain regulatory approval of its SCD product candidates; (ii) the risk that SeaStar Medical may not be able to raise sufficient capital to fund its operations, including clinical trials; (iii) the risk that SeaStar Medical and its current and future collaborators are unable to successfully develop and commercialize its products or services, or experience significant delays in doing so, including failure to achieve approval of its products by applicable federal and state regulators, (iv) the risk that SeaStar Medical may never achieve or sustain profitability; (v) the risk that SeaStar Medical may not be able to access funding under existing agreements; (vi) the risk that third-parties suppliers and manufacturers are not able to fully and timely meet their obligations, (vii) the risk of product liability or regulatory lawsuits or proceedings relating to SeaStar Medical’s products and services, (viii) the risk that SeaStar Medical is unable to secure or protect its intellectual property, and (ix) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in SeaStar Medical’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, including those under the “Risk Factors” section therein and in SeaStar Medical’s other filings with the SEC. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and SeaStar Medical assumes no obligation and do not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact:

LHA Investor Relations
Jody Cain
(310) 691-7100
Jcain@lhai.com

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StockFOXXX StockFOXXX 2 weeks ago
Do what?
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harry crumb harry crumb 3 weeks ago
Now it goes back to 2$
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Sauerkraut Sauerkraut 3 weeks ago
Gap closed. Waiting for 5 and below. If offering comes, maybe 3.
Imo
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TrendTrade2016 TrendTrade2016 3 weeks ago
ICU NEW HOD
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TrendTrade2016 TrendTrade2016 3 weeks ago
ICU ON THE MOVE
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harry crumb harry crumb 3 weeks ago
Boom loading the 4’scan 5 areas was a dream come true $$$$$$
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harry crumb harry crumb 3 weeks ago
Icu well over 5$
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Monksdream Monksdream 4 weeks ago
ICU under $5
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theswordman theswordman 1 month ago
Update @ clinical trials
Shows that 2 more sites are recruiting/enrolling patients since 29 APR

Shows update posted 12 JUN
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harry crumb harry crumb 1 month ago
Should be illegal all these scam stocks under 1$ an the RS, sec is crooked with this stupid rule, most. People cant even get shares to short to get their money back, sec you are criminals 100%
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scoobey-do scoobey-do 1 month ago
Who thinks ICU will open at $5.475 ($0.219 x 25) on Monday? Or higher? Or lower? It should be interesting.
Good luck everyone.
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theswordman theswordman 1 month ago
Click on banner for various day and notice the number of SeaStar SAB members that will be presenting in addition to Dr Humes key talk

https://www.irriv.com/courses/events/42nd-vicenza-course-on-aki-crrt/program



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theswordman theswordman 1 month ago
NASDAQ Reverse Split Timeline


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theswordman theswordman 2 months ago
Rather than a primary disease, acute kidney injury (AKI) is considered a window to a potentially serious underlying systemic disease, which may partially explain the high morbidity and mortality rates associated with the condition.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00134-018-5329-z?utm_source=getftr&utm_medium=getftr&utm_campaign=getftr_pilot
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kbaz kbaz 2 months ago
Maybe. One with the Capacity to assist in Funding the final Upfront Study and Protocol for the SCD would fill the Gap that I was referring to. However, there's a Solid Chance that a Merger would be a Beneficial Fit longer term as $BAX has the Business Acumen that would give $ICU Dr's the ability to focus on their Strengths.
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theswordman theswordman 2 months ago
I see this as just 1 more company ( a la Fresenius DaVita etal ) that will be in line to have access to SCD for ANY off label use ASAP after full FDA approval.

All wondering IF the SCD use will end much of the routine dialysis at "dialysis centers"--and a shift in their business model. SeaStar will make sure any and all companies have equal access worldwide.
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kbaz kbaz 2 months ago
Hope y'all are getting your fill of this ICU on Reverse Split Fear... Dr. Chung is Legit and he just liked this post from President of BAXTER $BAX on Link'din..... Can somebody say Mystery Solved!!!
https://stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2024/05/15/baxter-announces-mission-and-logo-for-proposed-kidney-care-company-vantive#:~:text=Baxter%20announced%20the%20mission%20and%20logo%20for%20its,for%20acute%20and%20chronic%20kidney%20diseases%20and%20beyond.
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theswordman theswordman 2 months ago
CMO tweet about latest SCD article

NOTICE: Multiple Clinical Conditions

NOTICE : multi-organ failure


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theswordman theswordman 2 months ago
Better understanding of sepsis--why it is hard to diagnose--hard to treat

https://www.aamc.org/news/sepsis-third-leading-cause-death-us-hospitals-quick-action-can-save-lives#:~:text=While%20sepsis-related%20deaths%20declined,100%2C000%20in%20the%20same%20age
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theswordman theswordman 2 months ago
CRS (cytokine release syndrome) is a double-edged sword, which may be both helpful in controlling tumors/viruses/infections and harmful to the host.

Often ICU mngmt speak--the SAB et al speak/present about "cytokine storm"
For a better understanding of CRS--Cytokine Release Syndrome; this article explains well--and also shows the many issues with fighting/controlling/stopping CRS with drugs alone.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41392-021-00764-4



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theswordman theswordman 2 months ago
Increasing Eligibility to Transplant Through the Selective Cytopheretic Device

In this overview, we describe a case series of successful transition of pediatric and adult patients with multiorgan failure to successful transplant/device implantation procedures by treatment with the SCD in the following clinical situations: pediatric hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, and adult hepatorenal and cardiorenal syndromes.

https://journals.lww.com/transplantationdirect/fulltext/2024/06000/increasing_eligibility_to_transplant_through_the.16.aspx
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theswordman theswordman 2 months ago
Few weeks old--CEO in Q & A session about kidney failure and bringing new devices to mkt

https://trfitzpatrick.com/p/expert-q-and-a-bringing-new-devices
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theswordman theswordman 2 months ago
This is one small step towards our methodical march towards commercialization and worldwide adoption of our platform technology across multiple indications. 👇🏼#NoShortcuts#CharlieMike $ICU@SeaStarMedical https://t.co/YT3H3A7cu8— Kevin K. Chung, MD (@chungk1031) April 30, 2024
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theswordman theswordman 2 months ago
UPDATE @ clinical trials.gov

Note the new activated sites (7 total) and an additional 5 sites they added and are working on activating.
2 of the "add'l" sites include Mayo and UCLA

Dr Chung stated We are just now ramping up due to contract negotiation issue that we have now corrected.
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theswordman theswordman 3 months ago
Every day in the US, more than 200 children are diagnosed with severe sepsis. April 21-27 is Pediatric Sepsis Week! Learn more at https://t.co/h3Gb8FfHyC For more information on SeaStar Medical's efforts in Pediatric acute kidney injury due to Sepsis, visit…— SeaStarMedical (@SeaStarMedical) April 24, 2024
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theswordman theswordman 3 months ago
21-27 APRIL is Pediatric Sepsis Week

https://www.sepsis.org/pediatric-sepsis-week/
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harry crumb harry crumb 3 months ago
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Fredric Fredric 3 months ago
Price moving nice
Was debating all day to buy
Finally pulled the trigger.
After hours n premarket will be the thing to watch.

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theswordman theswordman 3 months ago
Critical Care Nephrology. AKI--CRRT--ECOS Conf
11-13 JUN Vincenza ,Italy

https://www.extracorporeal-organ.com/copy-of-endorsement
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theswordman theswordman 3 months ago
24-27 APR--Extracorporeal Organ Support
Zagreb, Croatia--https://www.extracorporeal-organ.com/program

SEVERAL of the SeaStar SAB and DR Chung are presenting as seen on pg # 2-3
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theswordman theswordman 3 months ago
Articles - Healthcare Technology
NEW THERAPEUTIC DEVICE OFFERS HOPE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST PEDIATRIC SEPSIS

https://healthhq.world/issue-sections/articles/healthcare-technology/new-therapeutic-device-offers-hope-in-the-fight-against-pediatric-sepsis/
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theswordman theswordman 3 months ago
NOBLE CAPITAL MARKETS HEALTHCARE CONF

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scoobey-do scoobey-do 3 months ago
SeaStar Medical Reports 2023 Financial Results and Provides a Business Update April 17 2024 - 4:00PM

SeaStar Medical Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: ICU) (“SeaStar Medical” or the “Company”), a commercial-stage medical device company developing proprietary solutions to reduce the consequences of hyperinflammation on vital organs, reports financial results for the 12 months ended December 31, 2023 and provides a business update.
“It was exceptionally exciting to receive our first FDA approval for Quelimmune™, which is now available for treating critically ill pediatric patients suffering from acute kidney injury (AKI) and sepsis. We are proud to be the only company to develop and commercialize a therapeutic device that’s proven to save lives and decrease dialysis dependency in these extremely sick children,” said Eric Schlorff, SeaStar Medical CEO. “We are working closely with our distribution partner to commercialize Quelimmune Pediatric to leading U.S. children’s hospitals.

“In our NEUTRALIZE-AKI pivotal clinical trial, which is evaluating the safety and efficacy of our Selective Cytopheretic Device (SCD) in the significantly larger adult AKI patient population, enrollment now stands at 24 subjects and we have activated six clinical trial sites. Additional sites are advancing through the on-boarding process,” he added. “We anticipate conducting an interim analysis once we have reached the 90-day primary endpoint in 100 subjects, which we expect to occur in the second half of 2024.

“Lastly, I’m pleased that we have filed our Form 10-K for 2023, which includes restated 2022 financial statements,” said Mr. Schlorff. “The restatement primarily involved the accounting treatment of non-cash items and had minimal to no impact on our operating expenses, cash usage, cash position or future business potential. I would like to thank our finance team for their hard work in quickly completing this restatement.”

SeaStar Medical provides the following updates on its commercial and development programs, and corporate activities:

Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury

Only about half of patients in the pediatric ICU with AKI who require kidney replacement therapy (KRT) survive, with those surviving at risk of long-term life-threatening conditions such as chronic kidney disease. Pooled analysis from two non-controlled studies, one of which was funded by the FDA Office of Orphan Products Development, showed that children weighing 10 kilograms or more with AKI requiring continuous kidney replacement therapy (CKRT) who were treated with Quelimmune had no device-related serious adverse events or device-related infections, a 77% survival rate and no dialysis dependency at Day 60.

In February 2024 SeaStar Medical received its first U.S. regulatory approval for the SCD Pediatric (SCD-PED) device for children with AKI and sepsis or septic condition weighing 10 kilograms or more who are being treated in the ICU with KRT. The SCD-PED is the first product approval in the Company’s newly branded Quelimmune product family. Quelimmune was approved under a humanitarian device exemption (HDE) application, having met the applicable criteria with clinical results showing safety and probable clinical benefit to critically ill children with AKI who have few treatment options. The U.S. addressable population of about 4,000 pediatric patients falls within the 8,000-patient HDE criteria.
The Company is working to commercialize Quelimmune with its distribution partner Nuwellis, which has deep relationships with nephrologists and intensive care physicians trained in pediatric extracorporeal therapy. Pediatric patients undergoing treatment with Quelimmune are expected to require on average seven Quelimmune units, with the disposable device being changed once every 24 hours.
In March 2024 the Company sponsored an industry symposium titled “New Therapies in Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury” at the AKI & CRRT 2024 conference. The symposium featured key opinion leaders in nephrology and AKI, who are members of the Company’s Scientific Advisory Board.
Adult Acute Kidney Injury

SeaStar Medical is conducting the pivotal NEUTRALIZE-AKI (NEUTRophil and Monocyte DeActivation via SeLective CytopheretIc Device - a RandomiZEd Clinical Trial in Acute Kidney Injury) clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the SCD in adults with AKI in the ICU receiving CKRT. The SCD has received FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for adult AKI. This designation is awarded to a therapy to treat a serious or life-threatening condition with preliminary clinical evidence indicating it may demonstrate substantial improvement over available therapies on clinically significant endpoints.

The NEUTRALIZE-AKI trial is expected to enroll up to 200 patients at up to 30 U.S. medical centers. The trial’s primary endpoint is a composite of 90-day mortality or dialysis dependency of patients treated with SCD-ADULT in addition to CKRT as the standard of care, compared with the control group receiving only CKRT standard of care. Secondary endpoints include mortality at 28 days, ICU-free days in the first 28 days, major adverse kidney events at Day 90 and dialysis dependency at one year. The study will also include subgroup analyses to explore the effectiveness of SCD-ADULT therapy in AKI patients with sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome. A more complete description of the NEUTRALIZE-AKI trial design can be found in the journal Nephron.
The Company expects to receive regulatory approval for the SCD-ADULT in the second half of 2025 and to launch the product in the first half of 2026.
Additional SCD Indications

SeaStar Medical continues to explore the application of its SCD technology across a range of indications involving dysregulated immune processes where proinflammatory activated neutrophils and monocytes may contribute to disease progression or severity, in both acute and chronic indications.

In September 2023 the Company received Breakthrough Device Designation for the SCD for use in cardiorenal syndrome. This was only the ninth Breakthrough Device Designation granted by the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) since the program’s inception in 2015. The Company plans to work in partnership with the University of Michigan to conduct additional clinical studies to gather further evidence to support FDA approval.
In October 2023 the Company received Breakthrough Device Designation for the SCD for use in hepatorenal syndrome. An ongoing pilot study in this indication at the University of Michigan is expected to provide valuable insight in the design and execution of a pivotal study.
In February 2024 the manuscript “New Opportunity for Targeting Systemic Inflammation in Patients with Heart Failure through Leukocyte Immunomodulation” Pitt, B., Iyer, S.P.N. and Humes, H.D. discussing the role of chronic dysregulated systemic inflammation in heart failure and the potential application of the SCD was published in the peer-reviewed European Journal of Heart Failure.
Corporate Developments

In January 2024 the Company appointed healthcare industry veteran David A. Green as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Green brings to SeaStar Medical extensive financial experience at public medical device and therapeutics companies.
In January 2024 the Company announced a $9.0 million registered direct offering priced at-the-market.
In January 2024 a U.S. patent was granted with broad claims directed to methods of using the SCD to treat subjects with inflammatory conditions and to process activated leukocytes and platelets.
In February 2024 the Canadian Intellectual Property Office issued a patent with broad claims covering the SCD technology.
2023 Financial Results

Research and development (R&D) expenses for 2023 were $6.0 million, compared with $2.5 million for 2022, with the increase primarily driven by higher clinical trial and personnel expenses, partially offset by lower external services.

General and administrative (G&A) expenses for 2023 were $8.2 million, compared with $6.9 million for 2022, with the increase primarily due to higher insurance expense, higher costs associated with SEC reporting, increases in payroll-related expenses, higher legal and professional services fees, an increase in directors’ compensation expense and a legal settlement. The increase was partially offset by lower fees associated with an equity line of credit.

Other expense for 2023 was $12.0 million, compared with other expense of $0.6 million for 2022. The increase primarily resulted from an increase in interest expense, unrealized loss on convertible notes and loss on extinguishment of convertible notes, and a reduction in unrealized gains from declines in the fair value of derivative warrants liability. This was offset by a decline in the loss recognized in the change in fair value of the forward purchase agreement derivative liability and other income. The Company incurred a loss on changes in fair value of pre-merger convertible notes payable derivative liability in 2022, with no comparable liability in 2023.

The net loss for 2023 was $26.2 million, or $1.21 per share on 21.7 million weighted-average shares outstanding. This compared with a net loss for 2022 of $12.2 million, or $1.48 per share, on 8.2 million weighted-average shares outstanding.

The Company reported cash of $176,000 as of December 31, 2023, compared with $47,000 as of December 31, 2022. In January 2023 the Company announced a $9.0 million registered direct offering priced at-the-market.

About Hyperinflammation

Hyperinflammation is the overproduction or overactivity of inflammatory cells that can lead to damage of vital organs. It occurs when the body overproduces inflammatory effector cells and other molecules that can be toxic, damaging to vital organs and result in multi-organ failure and even death. This is known as the cytokine storm.

About The Selective Cytopheretic Device

The SCD is a patented cell-directed extracorporeal device that employs immunomodulating technology to selectively target proinflammatory neutrophils and monocytes during CKRT and reduces the hyperinflammatory milieu including the cytokine storm that causes inflammation, organ failure and possible death in critically ill patients. Unlike pathogen removal and other blood-purification tools, the SCD is integrated with CKRT hemofiltration systems to selectively target and transition proinflammatory monocytes to a reparative state and promote activated neutrophils to be less inflammatory. The SCD selectively targets the most highly activated proinflammatory neutrophils and monocytes. These cells are then returned back into the body through the blood, and the body is signaled to lower its inflammatory environment and focus on repair. This unique immunomodulation approach may promote long-term organ recovery and eliminate the need for future KRT, including dialysis. Quelimmune is the official brand name for the SCD Pediatric that has received FDA HDE approval based on safety and probable efficacy.
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theswordman theswordman 3 months ago
CONF CALL REGISTRATION--The link is now live on webpage.
https://dpregister.com/DiamondPassRegistration/register?confirmationNumber=10187590&linkSecurityString=fc04ba1430

17 APR--WED @ 4 PM Eastern
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theswordman theswordman 3 months ago
kidney disease prevalence is increasing globally and it is now the seventh leading risk factor for mortality worldwide

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41581-024-00820-6

Failure to include kidney disease in this initiative misses the opportunity to address a major contributor to premature and preventable mortality.
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theswordman theswordman 4 months ago
SeaStar and SCD getting a shoutout TODAY in Extracorporeal Organ Support for Burn-Injured Patients issue of Medical Sciences by MDPI.

5.3. Cell-Directed Extracorporeal Therapy
The Selective Cytopheretic Device (SCD) (SeaStar Medical, Denver, CO, USA), is a technology that sequesters and modulates the most activated neutrophils and monocytes . The SCD is a biocompatible membrane that mimics capillary blood flow and sequesters activated leukocytes. The SCD is utilized in conjunction with CKRT, with the SCD downstream from the CKRT hemofilter in the circuit. The SCD requires the use of regional citrate anticoagulation to induce hypocalcemia within the SCD, which results in both the inhibition of the clotting cascade but also the inactivation of leukocytes. There are a number of smaller studies in critically ill medical patients which have shown promising results, but there are limited data including burn patients . A multicenter randomized controlled trial, NEUTRALIZE-AKI, is currently enrolling critically ill patients with AKI, who require CKRT .

https://www.mdpi.com/2673-1991/5/2/6
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theswordman theswordman 4 months ago
The AKI & CRRT 2024 (San Diego)--that webinar is NOW uploaded to SeaStar website for replay. It does include the Q & A portion also. Great info in this. Good questions.
https://s201.q4cdn.com/298572669/files/images/introducing_quelimmune__new_approved_therapy_for_pediatric_aki_due_to_sepsis-720p.mp4
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theswordman theswordman 4 months ago
C K D Summit--Dr Chung presentation--20 MAR/Boston

https://ckd3-summit.com/seminar/session-reserved-seastar-medical/
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theswordman theswordman 4 months ago
Dr Chung is presenting today (16 MAR) @ KDCT Conference (Kidney Disease Clinical Trialists)

The schedule/topics are linked here
https://www.kdctmeeting.com/scientific-program

It is the 3pm slot. Notice ALSO the 1 moderator (Sean Bagshaw)--ring a bell??
Session 9--Developing Core Outcome Sets In AKI Trials
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abrooklyn abrooklyn 4 months ago
SeaStar Medical Provides Updates on Enrollment of Adult Pivotal Clinical Study and Commercial Launch of Quelimmune, FDA-Approved in Pediatric Patients

Source: GlobeNewswire Inc.

SeaStar Medical Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: ICU), a commercial stage medical device company developing proprietary solutions to reduce the consequences of hyperinflammation on vital organs, provides updates on the acute kidney injury (AKI) programs it is developing with its patented, first-to-market, cell-directed Selective Cytopheretic Device (SCD) extracorporeal therapy in critically ill patients with AKI.
“We now have 21 subjects enrolled across five clinical sites in our NEUTRALIZE-AKI pivotal clinical trial, which is intended to evaluate the safety and efficacy of our SCD in adult AKI patients. Additional sites are progressing through the site activation and contract completion process,” said Kevin Chung, MD, Chief Medical Officer of SeaStar Medical. “We expect the pace of enrollment will accelerate as more medical centers come onboard. We anticipate conducting an interim analysis once we have reached our 90-day primary endpoint in 100 enrolled subjects, which we expect to reach in the second half of 2024.”

The NEUTRALIZE-AKI (NEUTRophil and monocyte deActivation via SeLective Cytopheretic Device – a randomiZEd clinical trial in Acute Kidney Injury) pivotal trial is expected to enroll up to 200 adults. The trial’s primary endpoint is a composite of 90-day mortality or dialysis dependency of patients treated with SCD in addition to continuous kidney replacement therapy (CKRT) as the standard of care, compared with the control group receiving only CKRT standard of care. Secondary endpoints include mortality at 28 days, ICU-free days in the first 28 days, major adverse kidney events at Day 90 and dialysis dependency at one year. The study will also include subgroup analyses to explore the effectiveness of SCD therapy in AKI patients with sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome. More information on the trial is available here.

In February 2024 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) Approval Order to the Quelimmune™ pediatric device for use in children weighing 10 kilograms or more with AKI due to sepsis or a septic condition requiring kidney replacement therapy (KRT).

“Interactions with several key target hospitals are underway with plans to expand the commercial rollout with Nuwellis, Inc. during the second quarter,” said Eric Schlorff, CEO of SeaStar Medical. “As our therapeutic device is approved under an HDE, each hospital is required to secure institutional review board approval prior to purchasing the device for use in patients. We view Quelimmune as a tremendous win for children with AKI requiring CKRT given clinical results from our AKI pediatric trials that showed a 77% survival rate and no dialysis dependency at 60 days in those subjects, as well as for the healthcare system given the average cost of dialysis for a single patient with AKI who develops chronic kidney disease is about $100,000 annually.”

SeaStar Medical estimates the eligible population for its Quelimmune pediatric device to be approximately 4,000 children annually with AKI. About 20% of the top 50 children’s hospitals already have direct experience with the SCD. Pediatric patients undergoing treatment with the SCD are expected to require, on average, seven SCD units, with the disposable device being changed once every 24 hours. With the Approval Order, SeaStar Medical can build Quelimmune Clinical Kits into inventory in parallel to the hospital approvals process.

The FDA’s HDE Approval Order was based on a pooled analysis from two non-controlled studies, SCD-PED-01 (funded by the FDA Office of Orphan Products Development) and SCD-PED-02. These studies showed that pediatric patients weighing ≥10kg with AKI requiring CKRT treated with the Quelimmune pediatric device had no device-related serious adverse events or device-related infections, a 77% survival rate, and no dialysis dependency at Day 60. The SCD-PED-01 (weight range ≥15 kg) and SCD-PED-02 (weight range ≥10 kg) studies demonstrated 75% and 83% survival rates, respectively.

SeaStar Medical also announces that its executive management team plans to hold a business update conference call in April to discuss progress with its AKI programs and opportunities in other indications, and to answer questions. Details regarding this call will be made available in the coming weeks.

About Hyperinflammation
Hyperinflammation is the overproduction or overactivity of inflammatory cells that can lead to damage of vital organs. It occurs when the body overproduces inflammatory effector cells and other molecules that can be toxic, damaging to vital organs and result in multi-organ failure and even death. This is known as the cytokine storm.

About The Selective Cytopheretic Device
The Selective Cytopheretic Device (SCD) is a patented cell-directed extracorporeal device that employs immunomodulating technology to selectively target proinflammatory neutrophils and monocytes during CKRT and reduces the hyperinflammatory milieu including the cytokine storm that causes inflammation, organ failure and possible death in critically ill patients. Unlike pathogen removal and other blood-purification tools, the SCD is integrated with CKRT hemofiltration systems to selectively target and transition proinflammatory monocytes to a reparative state and promote activated neutrophils to be less inflammatory. The SCD selectively targets the most highly activated proinflammatory neutrophils and monocytes. These cells are then returned back into the body through the blood, and the body is signaled to lower its inflammatory environment and focus on repair. This unique immunomodulation approach may promote long-term organ recovery and eliminate the need for future KRT, including dialysis. Quelimmune is the official brand name for the Selective Cytopheretic Device in pediatrics that has received FDA HDE Approval based on safety and probable efficacy.

About SeaStar Medical
SeaStar Medical is a commercial-stage, medical technology company that is redefining how extracorporeal therapies may reduce the consequences of excessive inflammation on vital organs. SeaStar Medical’s novel technologies rely on science and innovation to provide life-saving solutions to critically ill patients. The Company is developing and commercializing cell-directed extracorporeal therapies that target the effector cells that drive systemic inflammation, causing direct tissue damage and secreting a range of pro-inflammatory cytokines that initiate and propagate imbalanced immune responses. For more information visit www.seastarmedical.com or visit us on LinkedIn or X.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1955. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the SCD’s ability to treat hyperinflammation and the expected results of clinical trials and studies. Words such as “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Most of these factors are outside SeaStar Medical’s control and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause actual future events to differ materially from the expected results include, but are not limited to: (i) the risk that SeaStar Medical may not be able to obtain regulatory approval of its SCD product candidates; (ii) the risk that SeaStar Medical may not be able to raise sufficient capital to fund its operations, including clinical trials; (iii) the risk that SeaStar Medical and its current and future collaborators are unable to successfully develop and commercialize its products or services, or experience significant delays in doing so, including failure to achieve approval of its products by applicable federal and state regulators, (iv) the risk that SeaStar Medical may never achieve or sustain profitability; (v) the risk that SeaStar Medical may not be able to access funding under existing agreements, including the equity line of credit and forward purchase agreements; (vi) the risk that third-parties suppliers and manufacturers are not able to fully and timely meet their obligations, (vii) the risk of product liability or regulatory lawsuits or proceedings relating to SeaStar Medical’s products and services, (viii) the risk that SeaStar Medical is unable to secure or protect its intellectual property, and (ix) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in SeaStar Medical’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, including those under the “Risk Factors” section therein and in SeaStar Medical’s other filings with the SEC. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and SeaStar Medical assume no obligation and do not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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theswordman theswordman 4 months ago
SeaStar gets a shoutout in article

https://www.renalandurologynews.com/news/nephrology/acute-kidney-injury/more-severe-aki-predicts-adverse-outcomes-in-critically-ill-children/
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