Micro Medical Solutions (MMS), (microvascular interventions that improve clinical outcomes and quality of life), announced they have completed building a Scientific Advisory Board that includes six international leaders in treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and critical limb ischemia (CLI). Formation of this dedicated group of physicians positions MMS to plan and carry out clinical trials and explore new treatment advances.
“We are excited to bring this group of highly esteemed physicians on to our Advisory Board,” said MMS Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jihad Mustapha. “PAD and CLI affect millions. Nearly 25% of people with CLI will undergo limb amputation,1 and that number continues to rise.2 Just like each physician on our board who battles PAD and CLI, MMS has a mission to reduce preventable amputations. The Scientific Advisory Board will guide current clinical studies for MicroStent and other technologies in development, helping MMS to develop new treatments that save limbs and improve lives.”
Medical Solutions CEO Gregory Sullivan commented, “The formation of the MMS Scientific Advisory Board represents an integral step in our clinical progress and strategic positioning for the future.” He concluded, “We can now draw on the clinical experience and vision of six world leaders in PAD and CLI treatment at a critical time, as MicroStent enters a clinical study in the U.S. and completes first-in-man cases abroad. With the board’s guidance and new additions to our leadership team in Clinical Affairs, the company continues to build momentum toward our goal of reducing amputations worldwide.”
The following physicians now sit on the MMS Scientific Advisory Board:
- Robert Beasley, MS, MD – Director of the Vascular/Interventional Radiology and Vein Treatment Center, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida
- Marianne Brodmann, MD – Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Angiology, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
- Mahmood K. Razavi, MD – Medical Director, Comprehensive Aortic Center; Director, Department of Clinical Trials, St. Joseph Heart & Vascular Center, Orange, California
- Andrej Schmidt, MD – University Hospital of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
- Craig Walker, MD – Founder, President and Medical Director, Cardiovascular Institute of the South, Houma, Louisiana; Chairman, New Cardiovascular Horizons
- Thomas Zellar, MD, PhD – Department of Angiology, Clinic Cardiology-Angiology II, University Heart Center, Freiburg-Bad Krozingen, Germany
Members of the MMS Scientific Advisory board are already providing guidance for international studies and a pivotal trial of MicroStent in the U.S. An inaugural meeting is planned for 2018.
- Henry AJ, Hevelone ND, Belkin M, Nguyen LL. Socioeconomic and hospital-related predictors of amputation for critical limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Feb;53(2):330-9.e1.
- Baser O, Verpillat P, Gabriel S, et al. Prevalence, incidence, and outcomes of critical limb ischemia in the US Medicare population. Vasc Dis Mgmt. 2013:10;E26-36.