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Kips Bay Medical Announces the First U.S. Implant in the eMESH I Clinical Feasibility Trial


2/6/2013 9:23:40 AM

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Manny Villafaña, Chairman and CEO of Kips Bay Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:KIPS) announced that on February 5, 2013, the first U.S. patient was implanted with the eSVS® Mesh at the Northeast Georgia Heart Center in Gainesville, Georgia. This implant was performed as part of the Kips Bay Medical eMESH I clinical feasibility trial currently being conducted for the U.S. FDA in a number of preeminent cardiac surgery centers in both Europe and the United States. The procedure was performed by J. Alan Wolfe, MD who stated, “Our first implant of the eSVS Mesh graft went very smoothly and the patient is doing well and recovering normally. I am very impressed by the ease of use and excellent handling characteristics of the eSVS Mesh.” Dr. Wolfe further commented, “Bypass graft closure is the most significant problem that we find in patients with atherosclerotic disease. The eSVS Mesh device is designed to prevent saphenous vein grafts from closing. I believe that it holds the potential to favorably impact the patient’s quality of life and reduce the need for future, costly coronary re-interventions.”

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