TriReme Receives Shonin Approval to Market Glider™ PTCA Catheter
Century Medical, Inc. Distributes TriReme Products in Japan
PLEASANTON Calif. and SINGAPORE, April 22, 2013
PLEASANTON Calif. and SINGAPORE, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --TriReme
Medical, Inc. and its affiliates (TriReme) announced today that its Japanese
partner, Century Medical, Inc. (CMI), has received Shonin approval for the
Glider™ PTCA catheter indicated for treating the stenotic portion of coronary
arteries or bypass grafts to improve myocardial perfusion. Combining a skived
tip and a unique braided shaft, Glider™ is the world's only torqueable PTCA
catheter and is designed to assist physicians in treating the most challenging
cases such as bifurcations and highly stenosed lesions.
"We are proud to receive this regulatory approval for our highly
differentiated Glider™ PTCA catheter," stated Eitan Konstantino PhD, CEO and
President of TriReme. "We are looking forward to working closely with our
partner, CMI. This milestone represents yet another concrete step in our
strategic focus on the important Asian markets."
"Japanese cardiologists are well known for treating the most complex vascular
disease," explained Akira Hoshino, President and CEO of CMI. "With its unique
technology, Glider™ is designed to cross through tight lesions and provide
improved outcomes where other balloons are challenged. Glider™ represents the
first product, with others to follow, in our strategic partnership that will
allow us to bring TriReme's cutting edge and high quality devices to Japan."
About TriReme Medical, Inc.
Based in Singapore and Pleasanton, California, TriReme Medical, Inc. is a
privately held medical device company dedicated to the development,
manufacturing, and commercialization of next generation percutaneous devices
for the treatment of complex coronary and peripheral arterial disease. The
company is focused on the US and the emerging Asian markets. TriReme has
recently announced a strategic partnership with Weigao, one of China best
known medical device companies.
About Century Medical
Based in Tokyo, Japan, Century Medical, Inc. is a $140 million subsidiary
company of ITOCHU Corporation (TSE: ITC) a $115 billion international trading
company. Century Medical, Inc., with approx. 300 employees, has a 38 year
experience specializing in the importation, sale and marketing of advanced
single use and implantable medical devices.
SOURCE TriReme Medical, Inc.
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