Medtronic Announces CE Mark and European Launch of TYRX(TM) Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope
MINNEAPOLIS - Sept. 22, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for the TYRX(TM) Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope. This innovative mesh envelope covers an implantable cardiac device to help stabilize the device after implantation and reduce surgical-site infections.
The efficacy of the previous generation, non-absorbable TYRX(TM) Antibacterial Envelope* has been shown in three published studies, with new six-month follow-up data from the CITADEL/CENTURION Study presented at Cardiostim 2014. Six months following implantation, patients who received a single- or dual- chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) replacement device with a TYRX Antibacterial Envelope experienced lower infection rates than a historical cohort of patients who were implanted without the envelope.