MILFORD, Mass., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PLC Systems Inc. (OTCBB: PLCSF), a company focused on innovative medical device technologies, today announced it will demonstrate its innovative product, RenalGuard®, at EuroPCR, the annual meeting of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI). More than 11,000 clinicians and medical professionals from around the world are expected to attend this event in Paris, France from May 15 18, 2012.
In addition, RenalGuard Therapy® has been selected to be presented as part of EuroPCR's Cardiovascular Innovation Pipeline and will be featured in a poster to be displayed throughout the conference. The poster, RenalGuard - an old idea with a modern twist: preventing contrast induced nephropathy through induced diuresis with matched replacement, describes the issues around Contrast-Induced Nephropathy (CIN), the theory behind RenalGuard Therapy, and the recent clinical trials demonstrating the efficacy of RenalGuard in reducing the incidence of CIN in interventional procedures utilizing contrast. The poster is available at PLC's website, http://plcmed.com/Educational-Resources-White-Papers-and-Abstracts23.asp.
PLC will also be hosting a meeting of international distributors and leading practitioners to showcase RenalGuard as a 'best practice' in the field and help galvanize international sales and marketing efforts.
About PLC Systems
PLC Systems Inc., headquartered in Milford, Mass., is a medical device company focused on innovative technologies for the cardiac and vascular markets. PLC's newest product, RenalGuard, has been developed to help prevent the onset of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy (CIN) in at-risk patients undergoing certain cardiac and vascular imaging procedures. The Product is CE-marked and is being marketed in Europe and selected countries around the world. Two investigator-sponsored European studies have demonstrated RenalGuard's effectiveness at preventing CIN. RenalGuard is being studied in a pivotal trial in the U.S., as required for approval by FDA.
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Mary T. Conway
SOURCE PLC Systems Inc.