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Pivotal Data on Bronchial Thermoplasty from the Asthma Intervention Research 2 (AIR2) Trial to be Presented at ATS 2009
Date:5/6/2009

New non-drug procedure for severe asthma featured in eight presentations at annual conference in San Diego

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Asthmatx released today the schedule of presentations featuring its novel Alair(R) Bronchial Thermoplasty System at ATS 2009, the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), which will take place in San Diego, Calif., May 15-20. The schedule includes the one year results from the pivotal AIR2 Trial, which was designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of bronchial thermoplasty delivered by the Alair System, which is an investigational procedure that may change the standard of care for millions of patients suffering from asthma.

"We're looking forward to an exciting ATS meeting with numerous scientific presentations focusing on bronchial thermoplasty and its potential to elevate the standard of care for patients suffering from severe asthma," said Glen French, CEO of Asthmatx. "The selection by the ATS Program Committee of the AIR2 data for inclusion in the late breaking clinical trials session further reflects the importance of these data to the asthma community."

The full schedule of oral and poster presentations surrounding bronchial thermoplasty at ATS 2009 include:

    Monday, May 18, 2009

    ORAL PRESENTATIONS: 1:30 - 4:00 PM

    Session B92 Mini-Symposium: New treatment approaches for asthma and
     allergy

    3:20-3:35 PM      Efficacy of Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) in Patients with
                      Severe Asthma: The AIR2 Trial, Mario Castro, MD, St.
                      Louis, MO

    3:35-3:55 PM      "Bronchial Thermoplasty," Invited Featured Speaker:
                      Gerard Cox, MB, Hamilton, ON, Canada

    POSTER PRESENTATIONS: 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM (Authors will be at their
     respective posters from 10:45 AM -12:30 PM)

    Session B31: Asthma Therapeutics -- Studi
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