<0> TYRX, Inc.Robert White, 732-246-8676President and Chief Executive OfficerorHeather Martin, 202-824-5043 </0>
TYRX, Inc. announced today that it has been named to the “Fierce 15” list, designating it as one of the leading medical device and diagnostic companies of 2012.
Editors Mark Hollmer and Damian Garde, in conjunction with Editor-in-Chief John Carroll and Executive Editor Ryan McBride, chose this year's winners based on their top management teams, notable financial backing, and promising technologies and market opportunities. TYRX was chosen as one of the Fierce 15 based, in part, on its creativity and innovations in the industry.
“We took a close look at TYRX because they came up with something that is so straightforward and simple, but truly advances the standard of care. By sealing a pacemaker or defibrillator in the company’s AIGISRx Antibacterial Envelope and then implanting both, a patient’s risk of infection is drastically reduced. And the company has generated serious revenue already,” said Hollmer.
The AIGISRx Envelope is specifically designed to aid in the stabilization of CIED placement as well as to help reduce surgical-site infections associated with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs). AIGISRx products contain the antimicrobial agents rifampin and minocycline, which have been shown to reduce infection by pathogens responsible for the majority of CIED infections, including “superbugs” such as methicillin-resistant (MRSA).
“ is renowned for its advanced understanding of medical device companies and the industry as a whole,” said Robert White, President and CEO of TYRX. “Being selected as a member of the ‘Fierce 15’ is an honor that highlights TYRX’s potential to make a significant impact in the medical devices market.”
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TYRX, Inc., headquartered in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, is a pioneer in the development, manufacture, and distribution of innovative, implantable combination drug-device products including the AIGISRx Antibacterial Envelope. The AIGISRx Envelope is specifically designed to aid in the stabilization of CIED placement as well as to help reduce surgical-site infections associated with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs). AIGISRx products contain the antimicrobial agents rifampin and minocycline, which have been shown to reduce infection by organisms representing the majority of the infections reported in CIED-related endocarditis, including “superbugs” or MRSA.*
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