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News Release - February 5, 2013
Twelve-Month Outcomes of Popliteal Artery Treatment with the Supera(R) Peripheral Stent System Published in JACC Cardiovascular InterventionsData includes Primary Patency Rate of 87.7% at 12 Months and Zero Stent Fractures
WEBSTER, Texas, Feb. 5, 2013 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- IDEV Technologies today announced the publication of positive clinical outcomes for the SuperaŽ Peripheral Stent System in the Journal of American College of Cardiology (JACC) Cardiovascular Interventions. The publication, "Treatment of Complex Atherosclerotic Popliteal Artery Disease with a New Self-Expanding Interwoven nitinol stent: 12-Month Results of the Leipzig Supera Popliteal Registry," was authored by Dierk Scheinert, MD and colleagues from Park Krankenhaus Hospital in Leipzig, Germany.
"To achieve SFA-like patency results at 12 months in stenting of these significantly diseased poplitieal arteries validates Supera as a treatment option for patients that would not have been offered a standard nitinol stent for their disease," noted Professor Scheinert. "The finding of zero stent fractures in the popliteal artery, a vessel subject to high forces of compression, torque, rotation and flexion, validates the unique Supera design and the associated benefits of this vascular mimetic stent."
To derive information that was both scientifically and clinically meaningful, the registry intentionally allowed enrollment of patients with a wide range of obstructions, including long lesions, total occlusions, and calcified vessels, without pre-specified inclusion and exclusion criteria. As a result, the patient cohort represents a real-world population recognizable by physicians.
IDEV President and Chief Executive Officer, Chris Owens, commented, "We are excited to see such encouraging results from this targeted popliteal application of the Supera stent. Physicians continue to report consistently strong results in using Supera to treat femoropoliteal disease."
IDEV is currently working with the FDA on a randomized IDE trial for the study of popliteal stenting in the United States.
About the Supera Stent
The Supera stent is engineered with proprietary interwoven wire technology that mimics vascular anatomy. The Supera stent is currently cleared in the U.S. for the palliative treatment of biliary strictures produced by malignant neoplasms. In multiple other countries, the Supera stent is indicated for the treatment of biliary strictures produced by malignant neoplasms and for peripheral vascular use following failed percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA).
About IDEV Technologies, Inc.
IDEV is a developer of endovascular technologies designed to protect and restore anatomical function. The company is focused on redefining the endovascular treatment paradigm by providing physicians and patients with a new standard of technologies that deliver clinical excellence. For more information, please visit www.idevmd.com.
Source: IDEV Technologies
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