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Crux Biomedical Announces First Successful U.S. Implant of Its New Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter
Date:10/3/2007

and orthopedic surgeries.

"Crux was able to design a device that is versatile and simple to use," stated Thomas Fogarty, M.D., cardiovascular surgeon and founder of Crux Biomedical. Mel Schatz, CEO of Crux states, "We have had very encouraging results from both our initial implants outside of the United States and feedback from our very experienced U.S. investigators. We are confident that we have developed an IVC filter that better meets the needs of implanting physicians."

Crux Biomedical, headquartered in Portola Valley, California, was founded in late 2004 by Dr. Thomas Fogarty and Dr. Frank Arko. The company is developing an implantable vascular device that offers significant improvement over existing IVC filters. The device has been successfully implanted in humans in international studies and has been granted approval by the FDA to initiate its pivotal IDE study.

For additional information contact Mel Schatz, Crux Biomedical, at (650) 851-2332, ext. 38, or mschatz@cruxbiomedical.com


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