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AXIOS™ Stent and Delivery System Study Demonstrates Successful Treatment of Pancreatic Pseudocysts and Acute Cholecystitis
Date:5/15/2012

s for her cholecystitis symptoms without any lasting benefit. Since the stent was placed 18 months ago the symptoms have not returned and so the patient has insisted we leave the stent in place," says Dr. Itoi.

The stent is delivered under endoscopic guidance in four steps using a specially-designed catheter. All stents were successfully placed with no problems.

Kenneth Binmoeller, MD, a co-author, is the Medical Director of the Interventional Endoscopy Service (IES) at California Pacific Medical Center and Xlumena's Chief Medical Officer. "We saw no complications related to the stent in this study and it performed just as we had expected. The 10 mm stent opening provided effective drainage and remained patent throughout the study. Flanges on the ends of the stent held it in place. One stent placed into a pseudocyst did migrate into stomach, though this occurred after the pseudocyst had resolved."

Research on the use of the AXIOS Stent to treat cholecystitis has been on-going. A poster describing the successful treatment of 11 patients will be reported at the upcoming DDW 2012 meeting in San Diego. As with the current study, once the stent was placed the patients had immediate relief of their cholecystitis symptoms.

The AXIOS Stent and Delivery System is currently being sold in Europe for use in pancreatic pseudocysts. The AXIOS Stent is an investigational device (limited by federal law to investigational use) and is not commercially available in the United States. An Investigational Device Exemption Study is being conducted to determine if the stent can safely and effectively treat pancreatic pseudocysts.

About Xlumena, Inc.

Xlumena, Inc. is the leader in the development of image-guided therapeutic endoscopy products, specializing in advanced implants and devices for therapeutic endoscopists. Collaborating with top physicians in the field, Xlumena focuses on technologies that advance therapy to the next level. These
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