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News Release - October 16, 2007
Results of First-In-Man Study With MIVT Low Dose Polymer-Free Drug-Eluting Stent to Be Presented at TCT ConferenceCompany Presence at TCT to Include One Oral Presentation and Two Posters
ATLANTA, GA--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Oct 16, 2007 -- MIV Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC BB:MIVT.OB ) (Frankfurt:MIV.F ), a leading developer of next-generation coatings and advanced drug delivery systems for cardiovascular stents and other implantable medical devices, announces that results of the first-in-man safety study with the Company's drug-eluting stent will be presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2007 conference, to be held October 20-25 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Principal investigator Alexandre Abizaid, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of Coronary Intervention of Institute Dante Pazzanese of Cardiology in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will make the presentation titled, "The MIV Polymer-Free Hydroxyapatite-Coated Sirolimus-Eluting Stent: First-in-Man Angiographic and IVUS Follow-Up Results." Dr. Abizaid's presentation will take place on Sunday, October 21 in Room 152A at 3:03 p.m. Eastern time. It is part of a practical workshop titled "First-In-Man Experiences With drug-eluting stents I and Passive and Active Stent Coatings" within the scientific symposia "Innovative Devices and Futuristic Concepts I: Novel Bare Metal and drug-eluting stents."
"We are very pleased the findings of this important first-in-man study will be presented at such a prestigious medical conference. This 15-patient study was conducted very efficiently, and began with the first human implantation of our low dose polymer-free hydroxyapatite-coated drug-eluting stent in May of this year, and each patient was followed for four months," said Dr. Mark Landy, President of MIV Therapeutics. "We are looking forward to the largest-ever presence for MIV Therapeutics at the TCT conference, we believe that acceptance to present at this conference is an important recognition of the significance of our proprietary technology."
The MIV Therapeutics presence at the 2007 TCT conference also will include two posters:
Presented by Greg L. Kaluza, MD, PhD, Cardiovascular Research Foundation:
"Platelet Activation and Adhesion after Exposure to Nanofilm and Microporous Hydroxyapatite Stent Coating: An Ex-Vivo Study of Hydroxyapatite-Coated Stents Deployed in a Continuous Flow-Chamber Model."
Presented by Dr. Dorna Hakimimehr, Scientist MIVT:
"In-Vitro Evaluation of a Novel Dual-Drug Eluting Stent to Target Inflammation and Proliferation Following Stent Implantation."
Dr. Landy added, "Having completed a $12.55 million equity financing in July, we are looking forward to continuing on our path to commercialize a novel drug-eluting stent without the safety issues surrounding current polymer-based drug-eluting stents."
About Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics 2007
The Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation®, is a scientifically stimulating symposium for physicians and other healthcare professionals who specialize in the field of interventional vascular therapy. TCT is the largest interventional vascular medicine symposium in the world, with attendance by more than 10,000 physicians, healthcare providers and industry professionals specialized in the field of interventional vascular therapy. TCT has become the premiere venue to introduce groundbreaking and pioneering innovations in this field. For more information, please visit http://www.tct2007.com.
About MIV Therapeutics
MIV Therapeutics is developing a next-generation line of advanced biocompatible coatings for passive and drug-eluting applications on cardiovascular stents, as well as for a broad range of other implantable medical devices. The Company's ultra-thin coating formulation is designed to protect surrounding tissue from potentially harmful interactions with bare metallic stents. This coating platform is derived from hydroxyapatite (HAp), an organic material that has demonstrated excellent in vivo safety and biocompatibility. Hydroxyapatite is a porous material that makes up the bone mineral and matrix of teeth, and is widely used today as a bone substitute material and for coatings on implantable fixation devices in orthopedic, dental and other applications. The Company's novel polymer-free drug-eluting technologies based on HAp could also provide an attractive alternative to current polymer-based drug-eluting coatings on the stent market, which have been associated with undesirable effects. The Company's drug-eluting coatings are additionally designed to suit a broad range of implantable medical devices that could benefit from highly customizable drug release profiles. MIV Therapeutics has a Collaborative Research Agreement with the University of British Columbia and has received a government grant for its research program on the "Development of Novel Drug Eluting Composite Coatings for Cardiovascular Stents," under the National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program. Under this sponsorship, the Company is expected to complete its drug-eluting research and development program and to reach product commercialization. MIV's intellectual property portfolio includes patents held by the University of British Columbia and exclusively licensed to MIV. Key patent applications filed simultaneously in various countries around the world further protect the commercial exclusivity of MIV's inventions in the global marketplace. For more information, please visit www.mivtherapeutics.com.
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