Ventripoint Applies to U.S. FDA to Expand Use of the VMS Heart Analysis System to all Types of Heart Disease
Seattle, Washington, March 16, 2015 – Ventripoint Diagnostics Ltd. ("Ventripoint") (TSXV:VPT) is pleased to announce that it has recently filed an additional submission for 510(k) clearance to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
“The subject matter of the recent submission centers around the addition of Ventripoint’s newest catalog, simply named ‘Right Ventricle’, which was developed to provide right ventricular volumes of individuals being evaluated, regardless of their cardiac diagnosis” stated Dr. George Adams, CEO of Ventripoint. “Clearance by the U.S. FDA will greatly increase the utility and market adoption of the Ventripoint Medical System (VMS™).”
According to Jeff Jellum, Director of Operations for Ventripoint, the submission is a traditional 510(k), however, it differs greatly from previous submissions. Mr. Jellum stated “Previous submissions to the FDA required us to prove the methodology, safety, and accuracy of the entire VMS product to the reviewers, which was challenging with such novel technology. By referring to our cleared product throughout the current submission as a Predicate Device, our path forward becomes much more predictable.”
In terms of the significance of the current submission and its impact on the market, Jim Bodtke, V.P. Clinical Affairs and Development for Ventripoint, offered the following statement. “Heart disease is the number one killer of adults, taking more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined. With more than 27 million individuals in the U.S. alone that are living with cardiac disease, there is not a single person that will not be affected by this statistic at some point in their life. Our goal is to provide a product that will positively impact the outcomes for many of these individuals, regardless of their cardiac diagnosis. By gaining the additional clearance with this submission, we will be able to greatly increase the marketability of the VMS product.”
The submission will involve a review process of up to 90 days from the date of acceptance by the US FDA.
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