SOURCE: Vicor Technologies, Inc.

Vicor Technologies, Inc.

September 29, 2009 08:30 ET

Vicor Technologies Issued Australian Patent for Its Altered State Physiology Drug Development Platform

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - September 29, 2009) - David H. Fater, CEO of Vicor Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: VCRT), today announced that on July 23, 2009, the Australian Patent Office issued it a Deed of Letters Patent for its altered state physiology drug development platform. Vicor Technologies is a biotechnology company focused on the commercialization of innovative, non-invasive medical devices and diagnostics using its patented, proprietary PD2i® nonlinear algorithm and software to stratify patients at risk of sudden cardiac death and trauma victims in need of lifesaving intervention. Vicor also has filed several patents associated with the development of peptides and proteins derived from "state-dependent" physiologies to advance the treatment of a wide variety of human conditions.

The Australian Deed of Letters Patent (#2003209030) is valid through February 5, 2023 (20 years from the filing date). Vicor's altered state physiology drug development platform is based on the clinical peptides and proteins derived from "state-dependent" physiologies. This platform may be used to advance the treatment of an array of human conditions, including stroke ischemia, cardiac ischemia, kidney failure, hypertension, obesity, cancer, and organ transplant/preservation, by reducing the cost, time, and risk associated with bringing related pharmaceuticals to market.

"This is the third international patent we've received for our drug development platform in its entirety and we're hopeful that we'll receive notice from the U.S. patent office no later than the first quarter of 2010," stated Mr. Fater. "We believe our drug development platform has significant advantages over the drug development process currently in use, which focuses on the time- and cost-intensive testing of compounds on nerve receptors and genes. Additionally, as these peptides and proteins are naturally occurring in mammals, there is a high probability of non-toxicity; toxicity is a significant issue in the current testing process," Mr. Fater concluded.

About Vicor Technologies, Inc.

Vicor Technologies is a development-stage biotechnology company creating innovative non-invasive diagnostics employing its patented, proprietary point correlation dimension algorithm (PD2i®). The PD2i® is a deterministic, nonlinear measure that analyzes electrophysiological potentials to predict future pathological events with a high degree of accuracy in target populations.

Vicor currently has three products employing the PD2i® nonlinear algorithm. The PD2i Analyzer™, which has FDA 510(k) marketing clearance, measures heart rate variability and Vicor will be commencing a clinical trial to determine its efficacy to detect the presence of diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN). The PD2i VS™ (Vital Sign), in clinical trials under a collaborative effort with the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research (, risk stratifies combat and civilian trauma victims. The PD2i CA™ (Cardiac Analyzer), in multiple clinical trials, identifies patients at risk of sudden cardiac death.

Vicor anticipates additional applications employing the PD2i® nonlinear algorithm to enable early detection and risk stratification for a variety of other disorders and diseases.

Vicor is also engaged in the pre-clinical and early clinical development of specific occurring peptides and proteins derived from "state-dependent" physiologies to advance the treatment of an array of human conditions -- e.g., stroke ischemia, cardiac ischemia, kidney failure, hypertension, obesity, and cancer, organ transplant/preservation -- by reducing the cost, time, and risk associated with bringing potential products to market.

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Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Forward-looking statements in this press release are based on current plans and expectations that are subject to uncertainties and risks, which could cause our future results to differ materially. The following factors, among others, could cause our actual results to differ: our ability to obtain FDA approval of the PD2i VS™ (Vital Sign) for military and civilian applications and the PD2i CA™ (Cardiac Analyzer), our ability to continue to receive financing sufficient to continue operations and complete the critical clinical trials; our ability to continue as a going concern; our ability to successfully develop products based on our technologies; our ability to obtain and maintain adequate levels of third-party reimbursement for our products; the impact of competitive products and pricing; our ability to receive regulatory approval for our products; the ability of third-party contract research organizations to perform preclinical testing and clinical trials for our technologies; the ability of third-party manufacturers to manufacture our products; our ability to retain the services of our key personnel; our ability to market and sell our products successfully; our ability to protect our intellectual property; product liability; changes in federal income tax laws and regulations; general market conditions in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries; and other matters that are described in Vicor's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of the press release, and we assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements or the reasons why actual results could differ.

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