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Amaranth Medical Completes Enrollment in RENASCENT-II Study of 120-Micron APTITUDE™ Sirolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Scaffold

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA , June 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amaranth Medical, a privately held medical device company, announced that it completed enrollment in May 2016 in the RENASCENT-II study of its novel APTITUDE™ 120-micron sirolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold (BRS). To date, no major peri-procedural complications have been recorded. Interim study results are expected to be presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting this fall. Amaranth plans to use data generated from this study as part of the application process for a CE Mark.

In addition, Amaranth announced plans to initiate the RENASCENT-III study of its fourth-generation MAGNITUDE™ scaffold, which has a strut thickness in the sub-100-micron range, in the fourth quarter of 2016. This study will seek to enroll 70 patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease in multiple centers in Italy and Colombia (South America). Participants in RENASCENT-III will be evaluated at nine and 24 months and again at five years. Dr. Antonio Colombo, director of the Hemodynamics Division at Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan, Italy and Dr. Juan F. Granada, executive director and chief innovation officer of the CRF-Skirball Center for Innovation, will act as co-primary investigators.

About Amaranth Medical

Amaranth Medical, Inc. is a medical device company which has created a novel technology platform for the development and manufacturing of fully bioresorbable scaffolds. The Company’s products include the 150-micron FORTITUDE®, 120-micron APTITUDE™, and sub-100-micron MAGNITUDE™ scaffolds. Each are designed to afford the strength of metal stents to assist the artery during the remodeling process following an interventional procedure, without leaving behind a permanent implant with inherent clinical limitations. Amaranth Medical is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and its research and manufacturing operations are located both in Singapore and at its Silicon Valley headquarters. Amaranth Medical is led by Kamal Ramzipoor, and its investors include Charter Life Sciences, Bio*One Capital, Philip Private Equity, DCP Management and Venstar Capital.

Corporate and Media Relations Contact: Sandy Liu Amaranth Medical 650-965-3830 sliu@amaranthmedical.com Aline Sherwood Scienta Communications (312) 238-8957 asherwood@scientapr.com

Source:Amaranth Medical, Inc.