RADI Medical Systems Launches Next Generation PressureWire(R) Certus



    UPPSALA, Sweden, July 8 /CNW/ - RADI Medical Systems today announced
improvements to their latest generation pressure sensing guide wire,
PressureWire(R) Certus, which will begin shipments immediately.

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    The latest generation of the PressureWire(R) Certus features a new
ergonomically designed proximal connector which provides three key advantages
for physicians. The new large entry funnel allows for fast and easy wire
reconnection into the proximal connector, while also exhibiting less insertion
friction. In addition, the new locking cap provides positive reinforcement
when the wire and the connector are locked in place via a user intuitive on
and off twist function.
    "The updated PressureWire(R) Certus is another step forward in ease of
use," commented Nico Pijls, MD, Department of Cardiology at Catharina
Hospital, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. "I am pleased that improvements to
PressureWire(R) Certus occur frequently to assist in measuring FFR in more
challenging anatomy, such as we faced in the recently completed FAME study
(Fractional flow reserve vs. Angiography for Multivessel Evaluation). In this
multicenter randomized trial involving 1000 patients, FFR was measured in 3
arteries per patient using PressureWire(R). Successful, unequivocally
interpretable measurement could be achieved in 99.3% of all coronary arteries
thanks to recent improvements to the PressureWire(R)."
    The PressureWire(R) Certus is used in the assessment of Fractional Flow
Reserve (FFR). FFR expresses the maximum achievable blood flow in a coronary
artery with abnormal stenosis as a fraction of maximum blood flow in the
absence of a stenosis. FFR is 100% specific in identifying which lesions are
actually causing the flow restriction and may be treated.
    "Radi continues to make improvements to the PressureWire(R) to improve
product performance, and ultimately patient care," commented Jason Rudy,
Director of Marketing of Radi Medical Systems, Inc. "This is a further
improvement to PressureWire(R) Certus which has already received impressive
physician performance feedback."

    About Radi Medical Systems AB

    Radi Medical Systems AB (Radi) develops, manufactures and sells medical
devices designed to improve patient care. The company's pioneering work in the
field of interventional cardiology has resulted in market-leading
intravascular sensors and hemostasis management and radiology devices. Radi
works closely with medical practitioners to develop solutions that address
clinical needs, as well as provide clinical education support. Founded in
1988, Radi employs more than 380 people globally and has representation in
more than 40 countries. The company is based in Uppsala, Sweden, and maintains
a U.S. headquarters in Wilmington, MA. For more information, visit
http://www.radi.se.

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For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Iohn Ryott, Radi Medical
Systems AB, +46-18-161055, iohn.ryott@radi.se; Jason Rudy, Radi Medical
Systems Inc., +1-877-337-7234 x828, jason.rudy@radi.se

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