APPOSITION III clinical trial closes enrolment ahead of time


On 1 February, Stentys announced that the APPOSITION III clinical study successfully enrolled 1,000 patients suffering from a severe heart attack and that the final results of the examination 30 days after treatment will be presented during the upcoming EuroPCR international cardiology congress (Paris, France, 15–18 May 2012).

APPOSITION III is a multicentre, prospective, observational registry that seeks to evaluate the long term safety and performance of the Stentys Self-Apposing coronary stent to treat acute myocardial infarction.

“Closing the study ahead of our projected timetable is a clear sign of the increasing adoption of our technology among cardiologists. The impressive interim clinical results reported two months ago should be confirmed by the final results and will prove that the Self-Apposing technology is the best solution for treating heart attack patients,” said Gonzague Issenmann, CEO and co-founder, Stentys.

The Stentys Self-Apposing stent solves the stent sizing dilemma that cardiologists are confronted with when treating heart attack patients with conventional stents. It “fits snugly” into the contour of a blood vessel, and its shape and diameter adapt to the anatomic changes of the coronary arteries during the post-acute myocardial infarction phase, avoiding a major complication of all other conventional stents: malapposition.