Surmodics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX), a leading provider of medical device and in vitro diagnostic technologies to the health care industry, announced today that Professor Ramon Varcoe will present 12-month data from the SWING Trial, a first-in-human study of the safety and efficacy of the Sundance™ Sirolimus Drug-Coated Balloon (DCB). The session will be held on Wednesday, November 16, at the 49th Annual Symposium on Vascular and Endovascular Issues (VEITHsymposium) in New York City.
SESSION TITLE: The SWING Trial: First-in-Human Use of a Sirolimus DCB in Arteries Below-the-Knee
DATE: Wednesday, November 16
TIME: 9:24 – 9:29 AM (EST); 8:24 – 8:29 AM (CST)
VENUE: New York Hilton Midtown – Grand Ballroom East, 3rd Floor
Professor Varcoe, MBBS, MS, FRACS, PHD, MMed (ClinEpi), co-lead investigator of the SWING Trial, is a vascular surgeon at Sydney’s Prince of Wales and Prince of Wales Hospital where he is Director of Operating Theatres, and Director of Surgery and Anesthetics for the South East Sydney Health District. He will review safety and efficacy data collected through 12 months of follow-up for 35 subjects with occlusive disease of the infra-popliteal arteries who were treated at study sites in Australia, New Zealand, and locations in Europe. Study subjects will be followed for 36 months after the index procedure. Professor Andrew Holden, MBChB, FRANZCR, EBIR, ONZM, Director of Northern Region Interventional Radiology Service at Auckland City Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, is also a co-lead investigator for the SWING Trial.
Professor Varcoe recently presented SWING Trial 6-month data on October 11 as part of the Amputation Prevention Symposium (AMP) in Lugano, Switzerland.
The Sundance Sirolimus Drug-Coated Balloon utilizes a next-generation coating technology consisting of microcrystalline sirolimus and a proprietary excipient designed to maximize drug transfer, enhancing sirolimus delivery and sustaining therapeutic levels in the artery. Sirolimus, a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative compound, has been used successfully in coronary drug-eluting stents. The delivery of sirolimus to the vessel wall during mechanical balloon dilatation provides an ancillary action of inhibiting the proliferation of cells, with the intended purpose of reducing restenosis. The Sundance Sirolimus Drug-Coated Balloon is not available for sale anywhere in the world, and currently is for investigational use only.