XTENT Receives CE Mark Approval for CUSTOM NX ® Drug-Eluting Stent System

60 millimeter Custom NX 60 is the world’s longest coronary stent to ever be approved.

XTENT, Inc. today announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its CUSTOM NX drug-eluting stent (DES) System. The CE Mark indicates that the CUSTOM NX DES System may be marketed in the European Union as well as other countries that recognize the CE Mark and that the product complies with applicable safety and quality standards. The approval includes both the Custom NX 36, a 36 millimeter stent and the Custom NX 60, a 60 millimeter stent.

“Receipt of the CE Mark is an important accomplishment and a validation of the strength of our clinical data,” stated Gregory D. Casciaro, President and Chief Executive Officer of XTENT. “It is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our people as well as the collaborative effort of our drug coating provider, Biosensors. We look forward to the opportunity to bring this revolutionary new technology to patients and physicians throughout the European Union.”

The CE Mark approval of the Custom NX DES System represents a number of important firsts in the treatment of coronary artery disease including:

  • Approval of the first ever customizable stent system
  • Approval of the Custom NX 60, the longest coronary stent system ever to be approved for sale
  • Approval of the first stent system to allow treatment of multiple lesions using one catheter
  • Approval of the first stent system to incorporate a post dilation feature on the delivery catheter

About the Custom NX® Drug Eluting Stent System

The Custom NX DES System is designed to enable a more personalized approach to the treatment of arterial disease based on each patient’s individual lesion characteristics. The Custom NX delivery system allows physicians to customize the length and diameter of the stent at the site of the lesion. Two sizes of the system have been developed, the Custom NX 36, a 36 millimeter stent and the Custom NX 60, a 60 millimeter stent. The stent is coated with Biolimus A9TM and the biodegradable drug carrier, PLA. XTENT has completed four clinical trials with follow-up data up to four years.

The Custom NX DES System has not been approved for sale in the United States.

Source:  XTENT

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