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Sequana Medical Receives CE Mark Approval for the ALFApump™ System and Adds Key Executive to Team
Date:7/12/2011

ZURICH, Switzerland, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


 

New Technology Expands Treatment Options for Patient With Refractory Ascites Due to Liver Cirrhosis. Dr. Farzana Malik Joins as Vice President of Market Access and Reimbursement.

 

Sequana Medical announced today that it has received CE Mark approval for the commercial sale of its ALFApump™ System. Over the coming months, the company will launch the product in selected hepatology and liver transplant hospitals across Europe. The ALFApump System is indicated for the management of refractory and recurrent ascites due to liver cirrhosis, a condition where massive and uncontrolled fluid accumulation occurs in the abdominal cavity.

"This is a major milestone both for our company and for patients with refractory ascites," stated Dr. Noel L. Johnson, CEO of Sequana Medical. "For patients, the treatment options for refractory ascites have been very limited and carried significant risks and side effects. The ALFApump System offers a new treatment tool which can improve patient quality of life while also reducing hospitalizations. It is a cost-effective solution and we believe over time it will become the preferred option for patients, physicians and payers. We are eager to begin our commercial launch in Europe."

Sequana Medical's ALFApump System is a proprietary implantable pump system designed to remove excess abdominal fluid, known as ascites, in patients suffering from liver cirrhosis. The ALFApump System consists of a subcutaneously implanted battery-powered pump with a catheter placed in the abdominal cavity and another catheter connected to the bladder. The ALFApump System automatically and continually collects fluid as it forms in the abdominal cavity and moves it to the bladder, where it is eliminated through normal urin
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