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FDA Clears Xlumena's NAVIX(TM) Access Device
Date:4/28/2010

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Xlumena, a privately held provider of innovative technology for gastroenterologists/interventional endoscopists, today announced it has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its NAVIX™ Access Device.  The NAVIX™ Device is an advanced endoscopy system, consisting of a multi-lumen catheter with a trocar, anchor and dilation balloons and two guidewire ports, designed to enable secure access, dilation and delivery of guidewires for pseudocyst and abscess drainage procedures.

"We are pleased to introduce the NAVIX™ Access Device, the first in a line of revolutionary products under development, based on Xlumena's Advanced Translumenal Therapy™ technology," said Michael Allen, President and CEO of Xlumena.  "We believe this is an important first step in providing the interventional endoscopist with innovative tools that will enable a broader reach within the specialty and take interventional endoscopy to a new therapeutic level."

Kenneth Binmoeller, M.D., Medical Director at the Interventional Endoscopy Center at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, Calif. added: "Xlumena has accurately identified some of the technical challenges, the interventional endoscopists are struggling with, and is developing simple, elegant solutions with products such as the NAVIX™ Access Device.  

Xlumena will initially make the NAVIX™ Access Device available to a select number of interventional endoscopy centers across the US.  The clearance follows the Xlumena AXIOS™ translumenal gallbladder stent and delivery system receiving a humanitarian use designation by the FD
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