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Tryton's cobalt chromium balloon-expandable coronary stent receives CE Mark

Tryton Medical : 05 February, 2008  (New Product)
Tryton Medical has received CE Mark approval for its Side Branch Stent, which is a high performance cobalt chromium balloon-expandable coronary stent specifically developed for the complete treatment of the entire spectrum of coronary artery bifurcation disease.
Approximately 540,000 annual procedures are performed to address bifurcation lesions, accounting for 20 percent of all coronary lesions treated. With the exception of Tryton's stent, no dedicated solution exists today that fully addresses these lesions.

The results of the Tryton 1 (First-In-Man) Study were presented by Prof Patrick Serruys (Erasmus University/Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam NL) and Ralf Muller, MD (Helios Heart Centrum, Siegburg DE).

When the Tryton cobalt chromium Bare Metal Stent was used with a standard drug eluting Stent (Cypher Select, Taxus or Xience V), no side branch restenosis was observed in the 30 patients treated. The initial core laboratory quantitative analysis reported a late loss of 0.27 +/- 0.42mm in the side branch and 0.12 +/- 0.47mm in the main vessel.

'This technology has the capacity to redefine the treatment of bifurcation lesions and resolve a frequent dilemma of the interventional cardiologist,' said Professor Patrick W J C Serruys, MD, head of the Department of Interventional Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

'CE Mark will allow us to bring this important technology to market in Europe. A market launch is planned for May in conjunction with EuroPCR 2008,' stated H Richard Davis, chief technical officer, Tryton Medical.
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