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Eurocor’s partner - Micell Technologies Receives CE Mark Approval for MiStent SES

Date: 2013/06/14

Eurocor GmbH, a group company of Opto Circuits (India) Ltd. (Bloomberg: OPTC IN; Reuters: OPTO. NS; NSE: OPTOCIRCUI; BSE: 532391), is pleased to announce that their partner Micell Technologies, Inc. received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark approval for its MiStent® Sirolimus Eluting Absorbable Polymer Coronary Stent System (MiStent SES®) introducing a thin-strut stent that features elimination of the coating from the stent in 45-60 days and the complete absorption of the polymer coating within 90 days. The MiStent SES® is unique in providing local drug delivery both during and after the period of polymer absorption, thereby eliminating long-term polymer exposure, a potential cause of delayed healing and late adverse events.
Micell’s Chief Executive Officer, Arthur J. Benvenuto, commented, “The MiStent SES® brings a new paradigm of safety without compromise to efficacy or deliverability. With polymer absorption faster than any other DES currently available, we believe the MiStent SES provides a long-term safety profile of a highly deliverable bare metal stent.”

The MiStent SES® approval is supported by in-depth clinical analysis from the DESSOLVE I and
DESSOLVE II clinical trials. The DESSOLVE II trial met its primary end point: superiority of MiStent SES in minimizing in-stent late lumen loss (LLL) at nine months as compared to Medtronic’s Endeavor® Sprint DES (p<0.001). The trial was a randomized, multi-center study of 184 patients with documented stable or unstable angina pectoris. At nine months’ follow-up, in-stent LLL was 0.27 mm with a target lesion revascularization rate of 0.9%. The major adverse cardiac events (MACE) rates were 4.3% for MiStent SES and 6.7% for Endeavor. In a sub-group of patients, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and endothelial function testing confirmed good vessel healing with excellent strut coverage and normal endothelial function.

The DESSOLVE I first-in-human study provides additional evidence for the potential clinical advantages of MiStent SES’s unique features, with serial angiographic, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and OCT assessment of patients at early (6/8 month) and late (18 month) time points. Data analysis of the groups using matched pairs shows no progression of LLL (0.10 / 0.09 mm and 0.09 mm respectively).
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The company is preparing for a post-marketing clinical program of 2,000 patients comparing the MiStent SES® to the Xience® Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System in a randomized design to show non-inferiority of target lesion failure at 12 months and superior performance by the MiStent SES® at 24 months with significantly less progression of LLL.

With this CE Mark approval, Micell is preparing to make the MiStent SES® commercially available in Europe and other markets where CE Mark approval can expedite the registration process. The MiStent Sirolimus Eluting Absorbable Polymer Coronary Stent System is not currently available for sale in any market.

PR Eurocor’s partner - Micell Technologies Receives CE Mark Approval for MiStent SES