Navigation Links
French Government Agrees to Fund Study of the PneumRx RePneu Lung Volume Reduction Coil
Date:7/30/2012

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PneumRx, Inc. (www.pneumrx.com), a leader in the field of interventional pulmonology, today announced that the French Ministry of Health has approved a cost-effectiveness study of the RePneu Lung Volume Reduction Coil (RePneu LVRC) in France. The Ministry of Health agreed to fund the study under the soutien aux techniques innovantes couteuses (STIC) program, which provides government funding for innovative medical technologies that have been validated by prior clinical studies, with a view toward establishing reimbursement for new devices.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120514/SF06703LOGO)

The PneumRx study is one of only two STIC projects selected by the Ministry of Health for funding in 2012, and the first in the field of emphysema treatment since 2006. The French Government has committed to paying 1.3 Million Euros ($1.6 Million) to support this PneumRx study. The protocol, entitled "Evaluation Medico-Economique de la Reduction Volumique par Voie Endobronchique au Moyen de Spirales (REVOLENS)" (Medico-Economic Evaluation of Endobronchial Volume Reduction Using Coils), was submitted by Professors Gaetan Deslee of the University Hospital of Reims and Charles-Hugo Marquette of the University Hospital of Nice and is scheduled to begin enrolling patients in France in January, 2013.

The RePneu LVRC System is a minimally invasive device intended to improve lung function in emphysema patients by bronchoscopically implanting Nitinol coils into the lungs to compress diseased tissue (lung volume reduction), restore elastic recoil, and adjust lung compliance. This treatment offers a minimally invasive alternative to lung volume reduction surgery to a broad range of emphysema patients. 

The RePneu LVRC has already undergone extensive clinical studies in Europe, with impressive results in over 250 treatments. The majority of subjects who underwent RePneu LVRC treatment in PneumRx's European clinical trials experienced significant improvement in lung function, exercise capacity and quality of life at both 6 months and one year after treatment, with minimal risk. 74% of all clinical subjects maintained a clinically significant improvement in exercise capacity at 12 months post-treatment and 96% experienced significant improvement in quality of life. The RePneu LVRC received the CE Mark in October 2010 and is commercially available in select countries in Europe. PneumRx has also received approval from the FDA to commence a 315-subject pivotal trial in the United States.

"We have seen tremendous improvement in most of the patients we have treated with the RePneu LVRC to date, and are confident that the patients we enroll in this STIC study will enjoy the same benefits, including increased exercise capacity, improved pulmonary function, and better quality of life," said Professor Gaetan Deslee, Principal Investigator for the study. Said Professor Charles-Hugo Marquette, "The RePneu LVRC represents an important advancement in the treatment of patients with emphysema, and we are pleased that we will be able to treat additional patients under this new protocol."

"We are thrilled that the French government has recognized the benefits of the RePneu LVRC and agreed to support this important study," noted Erin McGurk, PneumRx's President and CEO. "We look forward to bringing the benefits of the RePneu LVRC to growing numbers of emphysema patients in France and throughout the world."

About PneumRx, Inc.

PneumRx, Inc. is a rapidly growing medical device company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative products to treat emphysema using minimally-invasive techniques. It is a privately held company located in Mountain View, California.

Website

www.pneumrx.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE PneumRx, Inc.
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Pycnogenol® (French Maritime Pine Bark Extract) Shown To Improve Endothelial Function And Reduce Oxidative Stress In New Clinical Trial
2. Northwest Bio Awarded $5.5 Million German Government Grant
3. U.S. Government Supports Phase 3 Study of Bavarian Nordics Smallpox Vaccine
4. Remote Patient Monitoring Devices Market to 2017 - Chronic Disease Prevalence and Government Curbs on Hospital Spending to Drive the Market
5. Government Affairs Groups Play Critical Role in Protecting Organizations in Turbulent Times
6. Kensey Nash Agrees to Be Acquired by DSM for $38.50 per Share in Cash
7. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Agrees To Acquire AcneFree And Certain Assets From University Medical
8. Sonendo Agrees To Terms For Up To $20 Million In Financing
9. Study Finds Utilizing Integrated Medical and Pharmacy Data Improves Ability to Forecast Use of High-cost Specialty Treatments
10. Study Showed Patients Treated With The miraDry© System Experienced 82 Percent Sweat Reduction On Average
11. Asubio Initiates Landmark Clinical Study in Spinal Cord Injury
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... Calif. , June 23, 2016 Any dentist ... many challenges of the current process. Many of them do ... of the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And ... to offer it at such a high cost that the ... it. Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... startling report released today, National Safety Council research shows ... plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. Prescription Nation ... the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, assigned a "Making ... , New Mexico , Tennessee ... states, three – Michigan , Missouri ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... MEMS Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" ... The report contains up to date financial data ... analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the ... analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme mood shifts ... upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was a knife ... and say he was going to kill them. If we were driving on the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that ... chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent ... special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort ... the American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients ... seniors and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. ... magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay ... be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic ... most beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):