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Merit will feature its best in class educational learning program and four hands-on sessions organized by CIRSE

Maastricht, ND – 7 September, 2019 – Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI), a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used primarily in cardiology, announces education initiatives, activities and product demonstrations for the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) Congress being held in Barcelona, Spain, 7-11 September.

Through its Ask For Merit program, the company will sponsor a variety of learning opportunities during the CIRSE meeting and in addition, will feature four in-depth sessions focused on varicose veins, radiofrequency tumour ablation, vertebral augmentation, and embolics – celebrating 10 years of PAE and the launch of EmboCube, providing attendees an in-depth overview of some of the company’s latest innovations.

“At Merit, we are heavily focused on education and collaboration to help drive the industry forward and provide better patient outcomes. This is why CIRSE Congress presents a perfect opportunity for us to not just showcase our company and products, but to invite attendees to discover Merit – our people, products, programs, and services at a very high and hands-on level. It is through these programs that we can share knowledge, experiences and interactions and apply these learnings towards our research and innovation to continually improve our offerings,” said Fred P. Lampropoulos, Chairman and CEO of Merit.

Merit’s products will feature prominently during these hands-on sessions organized by CIRSE. Sessions will be held on varicose veins (Sunday, September 8th), tumour ablation (Monday, September 9th), embolisation and vertebral augmentation (Tuesday, September 10th) – please see the CIRSE session overview for more information on timings and locations.

Specifically, geniculate artery embolisation, a minimally invasive procedure performed in roughly an hour under local anaesthesia, has become a key treatment for knee osteoarthritis patients where conservative therapy has failed, and will be a core focus for Merit’s CIRSE presence this year.
In addition to this, there will also be an opportunity for attendees to experience hands-on demonstrations for Merit’s Surfacer, ClariVein, EmboCube, and Biopsy products on its stand:
– Surfacer® is a proprietary inside-out system to restore access and preserve options
– ClariVein® OC is an innovative device designed for the infusion of physician specified agents in the peripheral vasculature, including for endovascular occlusion of incompetent veins in patients with superficial venous reflux.
– EmboCube™ is uniformly cut gelatin foam cubes pre-loaded into a Medallion® syringe, allowing for faster preparation and accurate delivery
– CorVocet™ Biopsy System is designed to cut a full core of tissue, providing large specimens for pathological examination.

Educating clinicians remains a prominent focus for Merit. During the CIRSE Congress, Merit will also host Meet the Experts, a series of expert presentations at the Merit Learning Centre, booth #58. Available spaces are limited, for more information and to register, please visit merit.com/CIRSE2019 or visit the Merit booth.

Planned lectures include:

TIME Saturday 7/9/2019
11:00-11:30
Dr Richard Lindsay – Resolve the continuing issues of Nephrostomy catheter removals with the CirQ

14:30-15:00
Dr. Tiago Bilhim – Diabetic foot revascularization – challenges

TIME Sunday 8/9/2019
09:15-10:00
Prof. Dr Gürkan Sengölge – Don’t Go Left: Use of the Surfacer® System to restore access in chronically occluded veins (presentation and hands-on)

10:30-11:00
Dr. Mark Little – Geniculate Artery Embolisation: Evidence, Anatomy and Technique

11:30-12:15
Dr. Giovanni Carlo Anselmetti – Management of spinal metastasis with STAR™ Tumor Ablation System and StabiliT® Vertebral Augmentation System

13:00-13:30
Dr Paul Lohle – Uterine Fibroid Embolisation and Adenomyosis

14:00-14:30
Dr Richard Lindsay – Resolve the continuing issues of Nephrostomy catheter removals with the CirQ

15:00-15:30
Dr. Mark Little – Geniculate Artery Embolisation: Evidence, Anatomy and Technique

16:00-16:30
Dr Attila Kovács – SwiftNINJA®: A Steerable Microcatheter for Challenging Selective Vascular Catheterisation. Case studies and success stories

17:00-17:30
Prof. Dr Gürkan Sengölge – Practicalities of using the Surfacer® System: Hands On

TIME Monday 9/9/2019
09:00-09:30
Dr Tomas Bures: ClariVein® OC Infusion Catheter – our experience with more than 1000 cases

09:45-10:45
Dr Roger Barranco Pons: A different approach to Neuro Interventions: go radial!

11:30-12:00
Prof. Dr Marc Sapoval: ThinkPAE™ Rationale, evidence, and techniques for prostate artery embolisation

13:00-13:45
Prof. Dr Gürkan Sengölge – Don’t Go Left: Use of the Surfacer® System to restore access in chronically occluded veins (presentation = 15 min + hands-on = 30 min)

14:00-14:30
Dr Tomas Bures: ClariVein® OC Infusion Catheter – our experience with more than 1000 cases

15:30-16:00
Dr. Mark Little – Geniculate Artery Embolisation: Evidence, Anatomy and Technique

16.30-17:15
Prof. Dr Bernhard Meyer – HepaSphere™ Microspheres & TACE imaging

TIME Tuesday 10/9/2019
11:00-11:30
Dr. Mark Little – Geniculate Artery Embolisation: Evidence, Anatomy and Technique

12:00-12:45
Dr. Giovanni Carlo Anselmetti – Management of spinal metastasis with STAR™ Tumor Ablation System and StabiliT® Vertebral Augmentation System

13:00-13:30
Dr. Mark Little – Geniculate Artery Embolisation: Evidence, Anatomy and Technique

About Merit
Founded in 1987, Merit Medical Systems, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of proprietary disposable medical devices used in interventional, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology, oncology, critical care and endoscopy. Merit serves client hospitals worldwide with a domestic and international sales force and clinical support team totaling in excess of 300 individuals. Merit employs approximately 6,300 people worldwide with facilities in South Jordan, Utah; Pearland, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; Malvern, Pennsylvania; Rockland, Massachusetts; San Jose and Aliso Viejo, California; Maastricht and Venlo, The Netherlands; Paris, France; Galway, Ireland; Beijing, China; Tijuana, Mexico; Joinville, Brazil; Markham, Ontario, Canada; Melbourne, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; Reading, United Kingdom; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Singapore.

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