SAN DIEGO, Aug. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- REVA Medical, Inc. (ASX:RVA) (“REVA” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has submitted an application for CE Marking of its Fantom scaffold, following completion of clinical data analyses and required testing. The regulatory approval process generally spans several months and includes evaluation of the clinical, preclinical, and bench test data submitted, as well as audits of the Company’s quality assurance system and related processes. Accordingly, the Company expects it would receive CE Mark approval, or notice of any issues with the application, prior to December 31, 2016. This regulatory approval would allow commercial sales in Europe and other countries that recognize the CE Mark.
The clinical data used in the application was obtained from the 117 patients in Cohort A of the FANTOM II clinical trial, which is being conducted in 28 hospitals in eight countries outside the United States. The primary endpoint in the trial was a combined clinical assessment of Major Adverse Cardiac Events (“MACE”) and an invasive imaging assessment of Late Lumen Loss (“LLL”) at six months. The adjudicated clinical data showed a MACE rate of 2.56%, which is consistent with the low preliminary rates previously reported for these patients. Additionally, the clinical data showed a final in-scaffold LLL of 0.25mm (±0.35 mm) and an in-segment LLL of 0.17 mm (±0.29 mm), which compare favorably to the rates of commercially available competitive bioresorbable scaffolds and drug-eluting stents.
The Company will continue to follow and evaluate patients in the trial for five years. The 123 patients enrolled in Cohort B of the trial will undergo clinical safety evaluations at six months and invasive imaging assessments at nine months. As these patients completed enrollment in March 2016, the imaging evaluations will be ongoing into the first quarter of 2017.
The clinical data and any additional data from Cohort A, as well as any available data from Cohort B patients in the trial, are planned to be reported at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (“TCT”) conference, which will be held October 29th through November 2nd in Washington D.C.
REVA is a clinical stage medical device company located in San Diego, California, USA, that is working to commercialize its proprietary bioresorbable scaffolds, as an alternative to metal stents, 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 Fantom® scaffold has been designed to offer an ideal balance of thinness and strength, with 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 regulatory approval before it can commercialize Fantom or any other product.
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