Navigation Links
Concentric Medical to Sponsor Randomized Trial
Date:9/23/2008

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentric Medical, Inc., the global leader in devices for clot removal in ischemic stroke patients, today announced its plan to sponsor a prospective randomized clinical trial comparing intervention using the Merci Retrieval System(TM) with best medical therapy.

A steering committee comprised of clinical experts from around the world has agreed to support and help guide the trial, named RETRIEVE (Randomized trial of Endovascular TReatment of acute Ischemic strokE Versus mEdical management). The trial, which will enroll in centers throughout the world, will randomize patients between treatment with the Merci Retriever(R) and non-interventional, best medical therapy. Enrollment is expected to begin in 2009.

"We believe a positive randomized trial will significantly improve patient access to interventional technologies, augment the body of evidence, and support a collaborative and comprehensive approach by all clinicians involved in the stroke care chain. Despite a large body of clinical data and over 9,000 patients treated with the Merci Retriever thus far, mechanical intervention is still only used in a very small percentage of stroke cases today," said Maria Sainz, CEO of Concentric Medical.

The Merci Retriever is made with a flexible, shaped Nitinol wire that allows delivery of the Retriever in linear form using standard catheterization techniques. A neurointerventionalist makes a small puncture in the groin to introduce the Merci Retriever into an artery leading to the brain. The Merci Retriever returns to its original shape when deployed in and around the blood clot in the brain.

About Concentric Medical

Concentric Medical is located in Mountain View, California, and was founded in August 1999. The company manufactures and markets the Merci Retrieval System, which is a minimally invasive device that is delivered by a neurointerventionalist into the brain to restore blood flow by engaging, capturing and removing blood clots that cause ischemic stroke. The Merci Retrieval System is available in over 250 leading stroke centers around the world, and has been the subject of two successful clinical trials, MERCI and Multi MERCI. Concentric Medical estimates that over 9,000 patients have been treated with its devices. For more information about Concentric Medical, please visit http://www.concentric-medical.com.

Media Contact: Andrew Gordon

1 650-810-1701

agordon@concentric-medical.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Concentric Medical, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. MedNet Solutions to Sponsor and Exhibit at the 2008 Advanced Medical Technology Association Conference in Washington, D.C.
2. KGI Professor Ian Phillips Awarded Defense Grants for Medical Combat Research
3. 7 Health Ventures Invests in Tulip Medical
4. NIH Funds New Wellstone Research Center for Muscular Dystrophy at Boston Biomedical Research Institute
5. China Sky One Medical, Inc. Announces 26 New Drugs in Clinical Trials
6. RAD001 Granted Priority Review in the US Based on Potential to Fill Unmet Medical Need in Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer
7. Medarex Announces Presentations at the 33rd Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology
8. Inverness Medical Innovations Receives USDA Licensure of the BinaxNOW(R) Avian Influenza Virus Type A Antigen Test Kit
9. First Ever Study on Alzheimers Disease Treatment in Hispanics Presented at Major Medical Meeting
10. Nonin Medical Inc. Announces Entry Into the Cerebral Oximeter Market
11. MAP Pharmaceuticals Announces Publication of MAP0004 Study in Current Medical Research and Opinion
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... 29, 2016 ReportsnReports.com adds ... market research report that provides an overview of ... at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, ... and molecule type, along with latest updates, and ... key players involved in the therapeutic development for ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... April 28, 2016   Click here for ... Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), the nation,s largest independent specialty ... definitive agreement to acquire Valley Campus Pharmacy, Inc., ... a leading specialty pharmacy that provides individualized patient ... . In 2015, TNH generated approximately $400 ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 2016  The blood testing market in ... Kalorama Information and The Freedonia Group in a recent ... testing.  The healthcare research firm said that ... collection stations and in improving testing at the provincial ... Blood Testing Market in China , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... , ... East Los Angeles dentist , Dr. Ramin Assili, is now ... receive any dental extraction treatment for $40 off the regular price. This promotion cannot ... lower price, patients can more easily afford extractions to eliminate teeth that are damaged ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... Further establishing ... to announce that the new WHIMZEES Variety Value Boxes were selected from over 1,000 ... Product Showcase Award. , WHIMZEES natural dental chews for dogs are a favorite ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... , ... May 02, 2016 , ... ... itself around major organs, such as the kidneys, liver and pancreas. If not ... M.D ., a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... According to an American Psychological Association article, the ... before the age of 18. Of those who survive, many still face effects as ... , In her new book, Lyah! Lyah! Pants on Fyah!, she shares stories from ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... TeleMedCo™, a new company developing real time ... the rapid diagnosis, triage and admission of patients leveraging IBM Watson’s software and ... for the first time at GENBAND’s Perspectives16 conference. , TeleMedCo selected GENBAND’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):