STENTYS Reaches 10,000 Self-Apposing Stent implantations
Stanislas PiotCFOTel.: +33 (0)1 44 53 99 42orInvestor Relations / Strategic CommunicationsDusan Oresansky / Pierre LaurentTel.: +33 (0)1 44 71 94 93orAndrew McDonald, Tel: +1.646.597.6987
The Self-Apposing stent was first implanted during a “first-in-man” study in 2007. Since then, STENTYS has enrolled more than 2,000 patients in clinical evaluations and conducted nine international clinical trials that have demonstrated the benefits of Self-Apposing technology over conventional options. The company has expanded marketing in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America, and is currently expecting approval of its Sirolimus-eluting stent in Europe before year end.
The STENTYS Self-Apposing Stent solves the stent-sizing dilemma that cardiologists are confronted with when treating heart attack patients with conventional stents. The STENTYS Self-Apposing Stent’s flexible, self expanding design takes the shape of the patient’s unique vessel anatomy and apposes to the irregular contours of a blood vessel, in particular after an AMI as the vessel dilates and the clot dissolves, thereby eliminating malapposition and the major complications seen with conventional stents.
said Gonzague Issenmann, CEO and co-founder of STENTYS.
STENTYS is developing and commercializing innovative solutions for the treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI, or heart attack) and complex coronary artery disease. STENTYS’s Self-Apposing Stents are designed to adapt to vessels with ambiguous or fluctuating diameters, particularly in the post-infarction phase, in order to prevent the malapposition problems associated with conventional stents. In the APPOSITION III clinical trial, STENTYS stents demonstrated a very low one year mortality rate among 1,000 high-risk AMI patients when compared to recent studies with conventional stents.
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