Neovasc Hires Industry Veteran Vicki Bebeau as Vice President, Clinical Affairs

Neovasc Hires Industry Veteran Vicki Bebeau as Vice President, Clinical Affairs 
-Bebeau Brings Her Extensive Experience in Managing Cardiac Device Clinical 
Programs to the Tiara™ and Neovasc Reducer™ New Product Programs- 
-New Clinical Initiatives for Tiara and the Neovasc Reducer Targeted for 2014 
and 2015-
TSX Venture Exchange: NVC 
VANCOUVER, May 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Neovasc Inc. (TSXV: NVC) (the 'Company' or 
'Neovasc') today announced that Vicki Bebeau has joined the company in the 
role of Vice President, Clinical Affairs, a newly-created position. Ms. Bebeau 
brings Neovasc more than 18 years of experience in clinical trial planning and 
management at industry leaders St. Jude Medical, Boston Scientific and 
"With the ongoing successes of our Tiara™ mitral valve and Neovasc 
Reducer™ programs, Neovasc is preparing to undertake clinical trial 
initiatives for both products," noted Alexei Marko, CEO of Neovasc. "We plan 
to initiate multinational feasibility studies for Tiara in late 2014, and we 
are targeting a 2015 start for the Reducer clinical program needed for an IDE 
approval in the United States." 
Mr. Marko added, "These high potential programs are central to our success and 
we are delighted to have recruited Vicki Bebeau, a highly experienced industry 
veteran, as our head of Clinical Affairs. Ms. Bebeau has held clinical 
positions of increasing responsibility at medical device industry leaders St. 
Jude Medical, Boston Scientific and Medtronic, where she successfully directed 
multinational clinical studies in Canada, the United States, and Europe." 
Neovasc is preparing to begin formal clinical feasibility studies for its 
Tiara device for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease later 
this year. In addition, building on positive results recently reported from 
the Reducer COSIRA trial, Neovasc has initiated design of a US-IDE study to 
support an application for FDA approval of the Reducer. The study is expected 
to begin next year. 
"Neovasc has earned a strong reputation in the industry for their development 
of novel cardiovascular devices addressing major unmet medical needs, and I 
look forward to playing a key role in advancing the clinical programs that are 
central to the clinical and commercial success of the Tiara and Reducer new 
product programs," commented Ms. Bebeau. 
Neovasc intends to continue the expansion of its clinical team and related 
operations to support the Tiara and Reducer product programs. 
About Neovasc Inc.
Neovasc is a specialty medical device company that develops, manufactures and 
markets products for the rapidly growing cardiovascular marketplace. Its 
products include the Tiara™ technology in development for the transcatheter 
treatment of mitral valve disease, the Neovasc Reducer™ for the treatment of 
refractory angina and a line of advanced biological tissue products that are 
used as key components in third-party medical products including transcatheter 
heart valves. For more information, visit 
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SOURCE  Neovasc Inc. 
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