About the Authors

Maryann C. Gruda

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Project administration, Supervision, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

mgruda@cytosorbents.com

Affiliation CytoSorbents Corporation, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, United States of America

Karl-Gustav Ruggeberg

Roles Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation CytoSorbents Corporation, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, United States of America

Pamela O’Sullivan

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Writing – original draft

Affiliation CytoSorbents Corporation, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, United States of America

Tamaz Guliashvili

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Writing – original draft

Affiliation CytoSorbents Corporation, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, United States of America

Andrew R. Scheirer

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Writing – original draft

Current address: Ethicon US, LLC, Somerville, New Jersey, United States of America

Affiliation CytoSorbents Corporation, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, United States of America

Thomas D. Golobish

Roles Funding acquisition, Project administration, Supervision, Visualization, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation CytoSorbents Corporation, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, United States of America

Vincent J. Capponi

Roles Funding acquisition, Project administration, Supervision, Visualization, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation CytoSorbents Corporation, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, United States of America

Phillip P. Chan

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation CytoSorbents Corporation, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, United States of America

Competing Interests

Authors Phillip P. Chan, MD, PhD and Vincent J. Capponi, MS, serve as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of CytoSorbents Corporation, respectively. This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.