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First Use in Coronary Patients of a Combined Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Ultrasound Imaging Catheter
Date:5/19/2009

BURLINGTON, Mass. and ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- InfraReDx, Inc. announced today the first use in patients of a novel coronary catheter that uses both light and sound to image coronary plaques. Working on a team led by Dr. Patrick Serruys, Dr. Martin van der Ent performed the procedures on May 11, 2009 in patients undergoing coronary angiography at the Thoraxcenter.

The combination catheter provides the benefits of both IVUS and NIRS imaging in a single study of the artery. IVUS is a well-established technique that is in common use to quantify the degree of narrowing produced by a plaque, the size of the artery and the adequacy of stent expansion. NIRS is a novel technique recently cleared by the FDA for the identification of lipid core plaques, the structures suspected to cause most heart attacks and complicate stenting procedures.

Prof. Serruys stated that, "The composition of atherosclerotic plaques is important in assessing the likelihood that they will cause cardiovascular events. This novel device provides composition on top of anatomy and will play a pivotal role in interventional cardiology, first in clinical trials and further on in treatment planning in individual patients."

The Biomedical Engineering Department of the Thoraxcenter, led by Prof. Dr. Ton van der Steen, provided expertise essential to the addition of IVUS to the NIRS system.

"In order to determine both composition and structure of an atherosclerotic plaque, a combination catheter is necessary. I am truly excited that InfraReDx teamed up with the Thoraxcenter in this development, both from a technical and a clinical perspective," says Prof. van der Steen.

James E. Muller, M.D., cardiologist, co-founder and CEO of InfraReDx stated that, "The InfraReDx team is proud to have developed the first combined optical and acoustic catheter for use in the coronary arteries of patients. The
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