SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- REVA Medical, Inc. (ASX: RVA) (“REVA” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Dr. J. Ribamar Costa, from the Institute Dante Pazzanese of Cardiology, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is presenting performance data on REVA’s Fantom® sirolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (“TCT”) Conference, which is being held October 11th through 15th in San Francisco, California.
Dr. Costa’s presentation is during the Next-Generation DES Technology: Let the Future Begin session this evening. His presentation highlights the imaging advantages physicians can expect when using the Fantom scaffold to treat coronary artery disease. These advantages are made possible by Fantom’s complete visibility under x-ray, an attribute that is unique among bioresorbable scaffolds. This feature enhances both x-ray and optical coherence tomography (“OCT”) imaging to help ensure precise scaffold placement and accurate lesion coverage, especially when implanting in challenging anatomy.
Dr. Costa is also presenting angiographic results from the Company’s FANTOM I pilot study, which enrolled seven patients between December 2014 and February 2015. The data demonstrates sustained vessel patency through the four-month follow-up time point. Additional data from the FANTOM I pilot study and preliminary data from the FANTOM II CE Mark trial will be presented at TCT’s Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds, Part 2 session, which is being held on Thursday, October 15th.
The presentation materials are available in the Investor Relations section of REVA’s website at www.revamedical.com and are being filed with the Australian Securities Exchange and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
REVA is a clinical stage medical device company located in San Diego, California, USA, that is working to commercialize its proprietary bioresorbable stents, which are called “scaffolds” because of their temporary nature. The Company’s scaffolds have been developed as an alternative to metal stents, which are small tube-like devices permanently implanted into an artery to treat coronary artery disease. Scaffolds provide restoration of blood flow, support the artery through the healing process, then disappear (or “resorb”) from the body over a period of time. This resorption allows the return of natural movement and function of the artery, a result not attainable with permanent metal stents. The Company’s initial product, the Fantom® scaffold, has been designed to offer an ideal balance of thinness and strength and distinct ease-of-use features including complete scaffold visibility under x-ray, expansion with one continuous inflation, and no procedural time limitations. REVA will require successful clinical trial results and regulatory approval before it can commercialize Fantom or any other products.
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