The clinical trial investigators are Felix Herth, MD, Gregory Snell, MD, Peter Hopkins, MD, Kimberly Baker, MD, Christian Witt, MD, Mark H. Gotfried, MD, Arschang Valipour, MD, Manfred Wagner, MD, Franz Stanzel, MD, James Egan, MD, Steven Kesten, MD and Armin Ernst, MD. The results of the clinical trial were presented at the European Respiratory Society Annual Congress in the session titled, "Sustained Efficacy From 3 to 6 Months Following Bronchoscopic Thermal Vapor Ablation (BTVA) in the Treatment of Heterogeneous Emphysema" (abstract number 370) on Sunday, September 25, 2011, at 10:45 AM. A press conference discussing the results will be held on Monday, September 26, 2011, at 2:30 PM.
The global incidence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which includes emphysema, is on the rise, on pace to become the third leading cause of death by 2030. In the US, where nearly 5 million people are diagnosed with emphysema, it already holds this position with one person dying every 4 minutes. Debilitating and costly, nearly $50 billion was spent addressing the direct and indirect costs associated with COPD in the US in 2010.
About Uptake Medical
With headquarters in Tustin, CA, Uptake Medical® develops innovative medical technologies for the treatment of lung diseases. Its first product, InterVapor™, is the first and only approach to endoscopic lung volume reduction for people with severe emphysema that uses the body's natural healing process without leaving any foreign materials in the lung. In clinical studies, InterVapor has demonstrated clinically meaningful improvements in breathing function, exercise capacity and quality of life. InterVapor received the CE mark in September 2011 and
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