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News Release - October 19, 2006
Medtronic Announces Key Activities at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) MeetingCompany to Present New Clinical Data from The Endeavor Drug-Eluting Stent Program
MINNEAPOLIS--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Medtronic (NYSE:MDT ) today announced its key activities at next week's 18th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium in Washington, D.C. Among the highlights are:
- New stent thrombosis data on the Endeavor® zotarolimus-eluting coronary stent system following a retrospective review by an independent physician panel
Here is Medtronic's schedule of major events at TCT (all times U.S. Eastern Daylight Time):
Monday, Oct. 23
Physician Symposium: 7-10 p.m. ET; Grand Hyatt Hotel, Independence Ballroom. "Drug Eluting Stents: State of the Nation." Moderated by Dr. Martin Leon, Columbia University Medical Center, this evening physician symposium will offer a comprehensive look at the drug-eluting stent landscape. Speakers include: Dr. Peter Fitzgerald, Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA; Dr. Jean Marco, Clinique Pasteur, Toulouse, France; Dr. William Wijns, Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Center, OLV Ziekenhuis, Aalst, Belgium; and Dr. Alan Yeung, Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA.
Tuesday, Oct. 24
Investor Relations Analyst Meeting/Webcast: 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET; Embassy Suites, Convention Center Hotel, Capital B/C ballroom. Medtronic management will provide a review of the vascular business, with a focus on the Endeavor drug-eluting stent program. The meeting will be webcast through the Investor Relations link on the company website at www.medtronic.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
"First Report Investigation" Session: 1:30 p.m. ET; Washington Convention Center, Main Arena. "RESOLUTE - First-in-Man Registry with Endeavor RESOLUTE Zotarolimus-Eluting Stents: Four-Month Clinical, Angiographic, and Intravascular Ultrasound Results." Prof. Ian Meredith, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia, will present early results from the RESOLUTE trial. Endeavor RESOLUTE is Medtronic's next drug-eluting stent innovation, incorporating a proprietary, highly biocompatible polymer. The RESOLUTE DES system is designed specifically to treat the most challenging clinical conditions. Medtronic will issue a news release following this presentation. Medtronic will occupy booth #628 at the Washington Convention Center. Among the many activities in the booth will be daily patient simulator demonstrations of the Medtronic MX2, a unique short-wire delivery system for coronary stents and balloons. This proprietary delivery system offers the option for wire exchanges, plus the speed and ease of operation of short-wire systems.
Medtronic, Inc. (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology - alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people around the world.
Caution: In the United States, the Endeavor and Endeavor RESOLUTE Drug-Eluting Coronary Stents are investigational devices with an investigational drug (zotarolimus) and used exclusively for clinical investigation.
Any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties such as those described in Medtronic's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 28, 2006. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results.
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