LUXEMBOURG, December 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Boulle Medtech Ltd, a Jean Boulle Group company focusing on medical technology and a founding investor of Tendyne Holdings, Inc. ("Tendyne"), is pleased to announce that the Tendyne Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implant (TMVI) was successfully placed in the first patient enrolled in a three-continent, multicenter trial being conducted as part of the Tendyne Feasibility Study. The study is to generate insight into the safety and performance of the Tendyne device in inoperable patients suffering from mitral regurgitation.
Drs. David Muller and Paul Jansz performed the procedure at St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Tendyne reports that the device was implanted transapically without cardiopulmonary bypass, performed as intended by completely eliminating mitral regurgitation, and that the patient was released from the hospital on day 5. Prior to this, the Tendyne device had been successfully implanted in London in three other persons under a compassionate use protocol in October and early November 2014 (see Boulle Medtech release of December 10, 2014).