New 12-month clinical trial outcomes assessing the safety and performance of the Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) Eluvia™ Drug-Eluting Vascular Stent System reflect a primary patency rate1 of more than 96 percent. These results represent the highest 12-month primary patency reported for an interventional treatment of femoropopliteal artery lesions among comparable trials. The Eluvia Stent System is an advanced treatment option for patients with narrowing or blockages in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) or proximal popliteal artery (PPA), a result of peripheral artery disease (PAD).
Results from the MAJESTIC trial, which were presented at the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) annual meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, also included a low 12-month target lesion revascularization (TLR) rate of 3.8 percent, with no observed stent fractures and no amputations.
"Achieving a 96 percent primary patency rate at one year, with low major adverse events, is exceptional," said Professor Stefan Muller-Hulsbeck, M.D., PhD, principal investigator and chairman, Vascular Center Diako Flensburg and head of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology /Neuroradiology, Academic Hospitals Flensburg, Germany. "In my opinion, the sustained release of paclitaxel enabled by this technology could represent a significant advancement in the treatment of patients with peripheral arterial disease."
The MAJESTIC trial, a prospective, multicenter clinical trial, enrolled 57 patients across Europe, Australia and New Zealand, with an average lesion length of 70.8 mm. The trial included a high percentage of complex lesions, with 46% of lesions classified as total occlusions and 65% identified as severely calcified.
Data from the MAJESTIC trial are expected to support global regulatory submissions. In addition, Boston Scientific has received an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin a global, pivotal study of the Eluvia Stent System. The study, named the IMPERIAL trial, is designed to support future regulatory submissions and patient enrollment is expected to begin in the coming months.
"The MAJESTIC trial demonstrates our commitment to bringing forward innovative therapies that can make a difference in the lives of patients with PAD who face risks of serious complications including infections and amputations," said Jeff Mirviss, senior vice president and president, Peripheral Interventions, Boston Scientific. "The Eluvia Stent is built on a foundation of more than 15 years of design, development and clinical leadership in drug-eluting technologies at Boston Scientific."
About the Eluvia Stent System
The Eluvia Stent System is the first stent specifically designed for deployment in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) that utilizes the anti-restenotic drug paclitaxel in conjunction with a polymer. This drug and polymer combination is intended to facilitate sustained release of the drug over the period of time when restenosis is most likely to occur, preventing tissue growth that might otherwise block the stented artery. The Eluvia Stent System is built on the Innova™ Stent System platform, consisting of a self-expanding nitinol stent and an advanced, 6F low-profile triaxial delivery system for added support and placement accuracy. The innovative stent architecture features a closed-cell design at each end of the stent for more predictable deployment, and an open-cell design along the stent body for improved flexibility, strength and fracture resistance.
The Eluvia Stent System is pending CE Mark approval. In the U.S., the Eluvia Stent System is an investigational device and is not available for sale.
About Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral artery disease is a circulatory disorder that results from a build-up of plaque in one or more of the arteries, most often in the legs. As the disease progresses, plaque accumulation may significantly reduce blood flow through the arteries, resulting in pain and increasing disability, with severe cases often leading to amputation of the affected limb. It is estimated that 200 million people are affected by PAD worldwide.
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Primary patency defined as duplex ultrasound peak systolic velocity ratio < 2.5 and absence of TLR or bypass; data reflect actual values (not Kaplan Meier estimates).
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