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Fluid Biomed Polymer-based Neurovascular Stent Implanted in Humans

The first-in-human clinical safety trial has been successfully launched using ReSolv™, a polymer-based flow-diverting stent designed to treat brain aneurysms.

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Fluid Biomed, the creator of ReSolv™, the world’s first hybrid polymer-metal flow-diverting stent to treat brain aneurysms, has launched REDIRECT, its first-in-human clinical trial. Phase 1 of this technical feasibility and safety study has begun with successful device implantation without adverse effect in human subjects at the pre-determined 30-day time point and recruitment is ongoing.

Dr. John Wong, neurosurgeon, company co-founder and chief executive officer, says, “We view this first clinical demonstration in multiple patients of our revolutionary stent, as the next leap in brain aneurysm treatment that combines science, engineering, and medicine. Surmounting the formidable challenges to capture this milestone as a young company with remarkable efficiency of resources and time, is a testament to the dedication, creativity, and tenacity of our talented team, both individually and collectively. We look forward to achieving even more alongside our next financing partners."

Dr. Alim Mitha, neurosurgeon, company co-founder, president, and chief technology officer, adds, “It is incredibly gratifying and exciting to witness years of careful scientific work from our affiliated biomedical engineering laboratory culminate in a transformative medical device. Our unique hybrid polymer-metal technology may be the foundation of an extremely versatile platform that can address the treatment of aneurysmal disease in its broadest scope. Whole new strategies of therapy may open as a result.”

Fluid Biomed also has announced new company advisors: Professor Ajay Wakhloo, renowned neuroradiologist and stent pioneer; and Michael Wallace, serial entrepreneur and medical industry leader. “Leveraging the decades of experience from these enviable additions to our advisory board, will help us establish the next generation of neurovascular tools to aid physicians worldwide in the battle against brain aneurysms and stroke,” says Wong.

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