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Study in the New England Journal of Medicine Shows Non-Surgical Treatment for Pre-Cancerous Condition of Esophagus is Effective and Reduces Risk for Cancer Development
Date:5/27/2009

360 System, provides a uniform and controlled ablation effect, which removes the diseased tissue and allows regrowth of normal cells. In the largest clinical trial conducted and published to date (the AIM-II Trial), 98.4 percent of patients were Barrett's-free after two and a half years of follow-up. The HALO90 System is the company's second ablation product, which is mounted on the end of an endoscope and used to treat smaller, non-circumferential areas of disease.

Both HALO systems are cleared by the FDA for use in the U.S. and both have CE Mark for use in Europe. More than 30,000 procedures have been performed in over 280 hospitals around the world. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., BARRX Medical, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is privately-held. Additional information is available at www.barrx.com.

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