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ReFlow Medical and MicroPort Scientific announce Chinese alliance

Published 09 April 2014

ReFlow Medical has announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution and sales agreement for its suite of peripheral chronic total occlusion (CTO) products with MicroPort Endovascular (MicroPort Endo), a division of MicroPort Scientific, a medical device company in China.

ReFlow has developed a suite of products to cost-effectively address unmet needs in the CTO market. ReFlow's Wingman crossing catheter is 510(k) cleared and CE Marked to be used in conjunction with steerable guidewires to access discrete regions of the peripheral vasculature and enable rapid, routine, off-the-shelf lesion crossing.

The Wingman is the first of several new product families to address the clinical challenges of the CTO market that ReFlow plans to introduce around the world.

ReFlow president and CEO Isa Rizk noted that MicroPort's successful history of obtaining timely regulatory approvals, launching new products, and rapidly expanding market share makes it an ideal partner for us in China.

"We look forward to working with MicroPort to develop this important market and to drive market adoption of ReFlow's products," Rizk added.

MicroPort Endo executive vice general manager Zhonghua Li noted that the company is very pleased to have entered into this long-term distribution agreement with ReFlow.

"ReFlow's products provide a unique solution to addressing the growing CTO opportunity in China with a cost-effective, and easy-to-use solution," Li added.



Source: Company Press Release