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Uptake Medical Receives CE Mark for InterVapor - Endoscopic Lung Volume Reduction for Treatment of Severe Emphysema - and Announces Positive Clinical Results
Date:9/26/2011

rVapor procedure have significant physiologic improvements (including decreased hyperinflation and gas trapping) as well as clinical improvements (reduced breathlessness and improved exercise capacity). All treatments were performed successfully without intra-procedural complications. Adverse events related to treatment included a temporary increase in respiratory symptoms in some patients, which generally resolved with standard medical management. Clinical data supports a favorable risk/benefit profile for the use of InterVapor in the treatment of patients with heterogeneous severe emphysema.

Felix Herth, MD, Chief, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Thoraxklinik Heidelberg and primary investigator for the VAPOR study, is enthusiastic about the InterVapor data. "In a progressive and debilitating disease such as emphysema, it is important to show improvement across multiple measures as each metric indicates a different aspect of emphysema. A procedure that shows an 83 percent improvement when looking at several endpoints should provide new optimism for patients who are living with emphysema."

InterVapor is a minimally invasive procedure which treats hyperinflated parts of the lungs with heated water vapor. InterVapor triggers the body's natural healing process, gradually reducing the treated portion of the lungs and increasing the ability to breathe more fully. Unlike other approaches to lung volume reduction, InterVapor requires no foreign materials to be left behind in the lung which may require additional procedures.

King Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Uptake Medical, stated, "We are extremely pleased to have received the CE Mark for InterVapor and continue to be encouraged by the positive results from our InterVapor technology. As the only endoscopic lung volume reduction procedure that uses a natural healing process without leaving foreign materials in the lung, we believe that InterVapor will play an important role in adv
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