News | October 30, 2008

SurModics Licenses Hydrophilic Coating for Elixir’s Drug-Eluting, Bare Metal Stents

October 31, 2008 - Surface modification and drug delivery technologies company SurModics Inc. said today it is providing advanced hydrophilic coating technology for Elixir Medical Corp’s drug-eluting and bare metal stent systems, which are designed to optimize vessel scaffolding and localized drug delivery to provide a safe and effective treatment for cardiovascular patients.

Elixir has conducted five first-in-human clinical studies evaluating the therapeutic effectiveness of the company’s Novolimus-eluting and Myolimus-eluting stent systems. Novolimus and Myolimus are macrocyclic lactones in the same family as Rapamycin. The macrocyclic lactone drugs represent the most widely utilized drug family for drug-eluting stent applications and have an established safety and efficacy profile.

For more information: www.surmodics.com, www.elixirmedical.com

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