Targeting FMR’s root cause mechanism
The Mardil Medical VenTouch™ System is the only therapy that targets the root cause mechanism of FMR by applying light pressure to push the valve leaflets closer together, stopping the regurgitation. In addition, the VenTouch™ System provides gentle support to the ventricular wall, helping to relax wall stresses and prevent further distortion which can lead to reoccurrence of FMR.
A simple, minimally invasive procedure
The VenTouch™ device is implanted without open-heart surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass or stopping the heart, unlike current surgical procedures. The implantation procedure does not require access to any blood vessels or leave anything inside the heart. Instead, the VenTouch™ device is slipped around the beating heart through a small incision between the ribs, helping to speed patient recovery, reduce surgical complications and decrease surgical time. If any further changes in the left ventricle occur after implantation, the VenTouch™ System is the only therapy that can be adjusted using a remote port after implantation to reduce FMR.
Years of careful study
The design of the VenTouch™ System is the result of leveraging knowledge and technology gained after years of careful scrutiny of the successes and failures of other relevant device therapies focused on the treatment of FMR and heart failure. Small, encouraging human clinical trials have been conducted with Mardil first-generation devices uniquely created for demonstrating feasibility for the concept of ventricular reshaping to treat FMR. The VenTouch System was designed to provide an optimized safety, effectiveness and cost efficiency in pursuit of global commercial acceptance. A multi-center clinical trial is underway in leading Asian, Canadian and European medical centers. For more information about the study, please contact us (see sidebar at right).
The company estimates the annual market potential for the VenTouch™ System to be $1.4 billion in the U.S. alone, $2.6 billion worldwide.
Caution: Investigational device limited by Federal (USA) Law to investigational use