HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
VCR - First implant in Europe

Ventracor Limited (ASX:VCR) today announced the first European implant of its leading heart assist system.

Ventracor Chief Executive Officer, Colin Sutton PhD, said "Surgeons at Papworth Hospital in the United Kingdom performed the procedure at the weekend.

"The first implant in Europe is a significant step for the company as it clearly demonstrates the clinical excitement surrounding the potential of the VentrAssistTM left ventricular assist system (LVAS).

Chief Medical Investigator at Papworth Dr Steven Tsui said "The operation went according to plan and our patient has been stable during the last 24 hours. Technically, the VentrAssist is easier to implant than many earlier generations of ventricular assist devices. The small size of the pump means that the operation is less traumatic for the patient," Dr Tsui said.

Dr Sutton said participation by Dr Stephen Tsui and his colleagues at Papworth added to the trial's stature and would further accelerate patient enrolment in the CE Mark Trial.

"Over the last couple of weeks, we have implanted seven patients culminating with our first implant outside Australia.

"Ventracor has now implanted the VentrAssist in 23 patients including (nine as part of the pilot trial) and each implant adds to our clinical knowledge and enhances the robust and repeatable patient care protocols used by clinicians to obtain the best results for our patients," Dr Sutton said.

He added Ventracor would carefully expand the number of European hospitals participating in the trial to accelerate acquisition of clinical evidence to support a successful application for European regulatory approval.

"Rikshospitalet in Oslo, Norway is ready to enrol its first patient and we recently met with several leading German heart transplant centres which have all expressed strong interest in participating in our trial program," Dr Sutton said.


'"/>

Contact: Andrew Geddes
61-2-9406-3086
Research Australia
25-May-2005


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. First of its kind report on how children with brain tumors perform at school
2. First clinical trial of gene therapy for childhood blindness
3. First nationwide child health and air pollution study commences
4. First step in developing heart hormone-based pill to control high blood pressure
5. First greenhouse gas animations produced using Envisat SCIAMACHY data
6. First ozone and nitrogen dioxide measurements from MetOp-A
7. First-degree fetal heart block may be reversible
8. 10 outstanding scientists chosen as First Environmental Health Science Fellows
9. First-time mothers at increased risk for postpartum mental disorders
10. Transforming knowledge into economic benefits -- EPSRCs First Knowledge Transfer Challenge Awards
11. First Quantum Grant to fund stem cell repair of damage from stroke

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have long-term insurance ... care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client has a cognitive ... the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from their insurance ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl ... this week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in ... like cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history ... The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and ... WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults ... tested to meet the highest standard. , These products are also: Gluten ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Information about the ... to develop to enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in ... in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... Israel and NEW YORK , Sept. 27, ... with mobile health and big data solutions, today announced that its MyDario ... Please check your local TV listings for when The Dr. Oz Show ... ... season this month. ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... Pa. , Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen ... a complete response letter from the U.S. Food and ... seeking approval of sirukumab for the treatment of moderately ... letter indicates additional clinical data are needed to further ... moderately to severely active RA. ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing a non-invasive, robotically assisted, platform therapy that uses ... today:   ... Jim ... Tom Tefft ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek , PhD, who has led R&D and business ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: