In the study, 236 patients were treated with Genous and completed 12-month follow-up. For the lesions treated, 64% were type B2 or C, 16% were chronic total occlusion, and 23% were bifurcated. The TLR rate was 8.1%, and the MACE rate was 13.6%. There was one patient with acute stent thrombosis at 24 hours, two patients with SAT at seven and 18 days, and no LST observed.
Unlike drug-eluting stents, Genous, which is coated with an antibody, captures a patient's endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) to accelerate the natural healing process. EPCs circulate in the bloodstream and are involved in the repair of blood vessels. When attracted to the surface of Genous, EPCs rapidly form an endothelial layer over the stent that provides protection against thrombus and minimizes restenosis.
OrbusNeich designs, develops, manufactures and markets innovative medical devices for the treatment of vascular diseases. The company's product portfolio includes the Genous Bio-engineered R stent, an antibody-coated device that is the first-ever stent to capture a patient's endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) to accelerate the natural healing process following placement. Other products are stents, balloons and guiding catheters marketed under the names of Blazer(TM), R stent(TM), Scoreflex(TM), Sapphire(TM), Sapphire(TM) NC, Avita(TM), Avita HP(TM), SafeCut(TM), Lumina(TM) and Saffron.
A global company, OrbusNeich is headquartered in Hong Kong and has
operations in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Hoevelaken, The Netherlands; Tokyo;
and Shenzhen, China. OrbusNeich, which has provided cardiology devices to
physicians through its predecessor companies since 1979, today supplies
products to interventional cardiologists in more than 60 countries. For
more information, visit http://www.OrbusNeich.com
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