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Emphasys Medical Granted Expedited Review From FDA for Zephyr(R) Endobronchial Valve
Date:10/30/2007

each statistical significance. Investigators also reported on select patient subsets. In patients defined as having physiologically isolated target lung zones and correct Zephyr EBV placement, FEV1 was increased by 21% (p<0.0001).

While the PMA was granted expedited review, such grant does not change the standards associated with obtaining FDA approval, which the company will have to satisfy, and does not imply that the FDA has performed an in-depth evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of the Zephyr EBV.

About the Zephyr Endobronchial Valve

The Zephyr EBV is a small one-way silicone valve that is inserted into airways to prevent air from entering the diseased portion of the lung during inhalation, while allowing air and fluids to escape during exhalation. The Zephyr EBV is intended to mitigate the effects of emphysema by isolating the targeted diseased portion of the lung, causing a reduction in volume of the diseased region and allowing the healthier portions of the lung to function more normally. The Zephyr EBV has also been used for the treatment of lung air leaks in limited circumstances under a compassionate use protocol approved by the FDA on a case-by-case basis. Procedures using the Zephyr EBV are potentially reversible, if necessary, and the valves can be removed with standard bronchoscopic tools.

The Zephyr EBV is CE marked and has been sold on a limited basis in Europe and in certain Asia-Pacific regions including Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. The Zephyr EBV system is limited to investigational use in the United States.

About Emphasys Medical

Based in Redwood City, California, Emphasys Medical is a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic devices for the treatment of patients with emphysema and other debilitating breathing disorders.

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