The Option IVC Filter was approved based upon the results of a United States multi-center prospective clinical trial. The purpose of the clinical trial was to evaluate the device's safety and efficacy in preventing pulmonary emboli, and to assess the ability to retrieve the device from the body up to 175 days following implantation. The results, representing a total of 100 patients, were presented at the 2009 Society of Interventional Radiology in San Diego, CA on March 9, 2009. Successful filter implantation was achieved in 100% of the subjects and the retrieval rate in the study was 92.3%. Clinical success, which was achieved in 88% of subjects, was defined as placement of the filter without subsequent pulmonary embolism, significant filter migration or embolization, symptomatic caval thrombosis or other complications requiring filter removal or invasive intervention.
The Option IVC Filter was licensed in March 2008 from our partner Rex Medical L.P. ("Rex Medical"). We are obligated to pay royalties and milestone payments to Rex Medical derived from our sales of the Option IVC Filter. We made a milestone payment of $2.5 million to Rex Medical upon 510(k) clearance of the Option IVC Filter during the second quarter of 2009 and recorded the payment as an intangible asset.
License, Distribution, Development and Supply Agreements with Haemacure Corporation. In June 2009, we announced that we had entered into license, distribution, development and supply agreements for fibrin and thrombin
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