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Unique Cardiovascular Treatment Readied for Global Market: Proprietary Paccocath(R) Technology is the Only Drug Eluting Balloon with Clinical Data
Date:5/18/2009

ns. The Paccocath technology continues to be the most studied and best understood and we believe that such careful characterization is important to ensure patient safety and improved outcomes."

Another major milestone in bringing Paccocath technology to market has been the completion of a balloon coating Center of Excellence facility in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which is the primary site for balloon coating and the development of future coating technologies and drug formulations. "Our investments in Paccocath technology research and in the development of the Cotavance product demonstrate our commitment to drug-eluting balloon technology and our intent to bring the best therapy to market," said McEwen.

Expanding the Paccocath technology to patients with heart disease, B.Braun Melsungen AG (Berlin, Germany) has licensed the technology for use in its SeQuent(R) Please drug eluting balloon catheter, which recently received CE certification for the treatment of narrowing of the coronary arteries. Adding to the clinical evidence in support of the Paccocath technology, B. Braun conducted the PEPCAD clinical studies, which provided evidence in support of its use in coronary arteries.

About MEDRAD Interventional/Possis

Possis Medical, a pioneer in the field of thrombus removal, has recently merged with MEDRAD, the leader in diagnostic and interventional contrast injection. Together, they have formed MEDRAD Interventional / Possis, a division of MEDRAD, INC., focused on advancing interventional medicine through research and innovation. With manufacturing facilities in both Minneapolis, MN and Pittsburgh, PA, MEDRAD Interventional / Possis manufactures and markets segment-leading medical devices such as AngioJet(R) Thrombectomy Systems, MEDRAD Avanta(R) Fluid Management Injector Systems, Mark V ProVis(R) Angiographic Contrast Injectors, the GuardDOG (R) Occlusion System, FETCH(R) Aspiration Catheters and the Saf
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