SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the Paris Course on Revascularization (“EuroPCR”) being held this week in Paris, France, REVA Medical, Inc. (ASX:RVA) (“REVA” or the “Company”) announced positive six-month results from the first cohort of patients in the Company’s FANTOM II clinical trial. The Company had previously announced very good acute results from the trial. The FANTOM II trial is evaluating the safety and performance of the Fantom® sirolimus-eluting bioresorbable coronary scaffold, which was implanted in 240 patients in two cohorts between March 2015 and March 2016.
Clinical follow-up of the 117 patients in Cohort A showed a very low rate of Major Adverse Cardiac Events (“MACE”) through six months. MACE is a composite of cardiac death, myocardial infarction (“heart attack”), and clinically-driven revascularization. The reported preliminary six-month MACE rate of 1.71% demonstrates Fantom’s ability to effectively treat patients with coronary artery disease over this time frame.
An analysis of angiographic imaging of the first 100 patients at six months showed that the treated coronary arteries had a mean in-segment late lumen loss (“late loss”) of 0.21 mm. This low late loss is a desirable result that historically corresponds to positive long-term outcomes, and compares to permanent drug-eluting stents and competitive bioresorbable scaffolds that generally have late loss values in the range of 0.20 mm to 0.40 mm.
“The current results from the FANTOM II clinical trial are very encouraging,” stated Dr. Alexandre Abizaid, co-principal investigator for the trial and Director of Invasive Cardiology at Institute Dante Pazzanese of Cardiology in Sao Paulo, Brazil. “We look forward to continuing to follow our patients that have been treated with Fantom and providing longer-term data.”
The presentation materials delivered at the conference are available in the Investor Relations section of REVA’s website at www.revamedical.com.
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.” 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 product.
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