Osprey Medical Inc.’s Limb Recovery System Presented At Major Medical Conference
4/10/2014 3:31:41 PM
Minnesota, United States and Melbourne, Australia – April 7, 2013 – Osprey Medical Inc. (ASX: OSP)
today announced that results of the Limb Recovery™ System pilot study were presented at the Diabetic
Foot Global Conference (DFCON), March 20-22, 2014 in Los Angeles. The study’s primary investigator,
Associate Professor Paul Wraight, presented a scientific poster that summarized the results of the pilot
safety study of percutaneous isolated limb perfusion of the infected diabetic foot. Results showed that
targeted delivery of antibiotics to the lower limb is both safe and achievable. Additionally, the therapy
was shown to achieve significant reductions in bacterial levels in patients with diabetes suffering from
life or limb threating foot infections. DFCON is the premier international diabetic foot medical
conference in North America. A copy of the scientific poster is attached hereto and will be available in
the Investors Relations section of Osprey’s website at www.ospreymed.com.
Associate Professor Paul Wraight stated: “Our early clinical results are very encouraging as the system
has been shown to significantly reduce bacterial load in patients with advanced foot infections. In fact,
one of our study patients had been scheduled for amputation prior to being enrolled in the pilot trial but
this was cancelled given the excellent improvement in infection as a result of percutaneous isolated limb
perfusion. Obviously, this is anecdotal evidence from a small pilot trial; but it provides optimism for our
larger, randomized, efficacy trial.” Osprey reported in its March Investor Newsletter that enrolment in
the 20-patient randomized efficacy trial was halfway complete. The study will evaluate the
effectiveness of the technology compared to standard dose intravenous antibiotic delivery, and is
expected to be completed by year end.
About Diabetic Limb Infections
Diabetes is a growing national epidemic in many developed countries. Research shows that approximately 8% of
the US and Australian populations have diabetes. Diabetes related foot pathology is the most frequent cause of
hospitalisations, with at least 15% of all hospital admissions and includes conditions such as foot ulcers, infections,
and gangrene. The combination of difficult to treat infection with poor wound healing and poor blood supply can
lead to significant patient complications including lower limb amputations. It is estimated that there are more
than 100,000 lower limb amputations annually in the US.
About the Victorian Government’s Market Validation Program (Australia)
Osprey Medical’s clinical study for its Limb Recovery System, conducted at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, has
received funding through the Victorian Government’s Market Validation Program, which seeks to engage with
both government and business to promote innovation.
About The Royal Melbourne Hospital
The Royal Melbourne Hospital is one of Australia’s pre-eminent hospitals. It provides world-leading clinical care,
extensive surgical and medical expertise and outstanding research, built on its foundation as a university teaching
hospital. The Royal Melbourne Hospital provides the full range of tertiary/quaternary level medical and surgical
services including cardiac, neuroscience, oncology and trauma services as well as sub-acute care, aged care,
rehabilitation, ambulatory care, and residential and community services. The Royal Melbourne Hospital is a
privileged member of Melbourne's world-leading Parkville Precinct, and enjoys strong relationships with many of
the city's major universities and research institutes. Through these partnerships, The Royal Melbourne Hospital is
committed to improving patient care through translating research outcomes into clinical practice.
About Osprey Medical
Osprey Medical's core technologies originated from research conducted by Dr David Kaye at Melbourne’s Baker IDI
Heart and Diabetes Institute. Osprey is focused on improving patients’ quality of life by protecting those with
chronic kidney disease from contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) and preventing limb amputation in diabetic
patients with advanced foot infections. The Company’s primary product, the AVERT™ System, is designed to
reduce the amount of dye (contrast) injected during commonly performed heart procedures, thus protecting
kidneys from damaged known as contrast induced nephropathy (CIN).
Osprey Medical’s Board and Management are comprised of experienced and successful personnel with established
track records covering medical device development, regulatory approvals, sales and marketing, and mergers-
acquisitions. Osprey Medical’s advisory board comprises world-recognised experts in heart and kidney diseases.
For further information, please contact:
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T: (952) 955 8234
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