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Merit Medical Announces Educational Initiative and Product Launches for CIRSE 2018 Congress

Merit will introduce the Q50® PLUS Stent Graft Balloon Catheter and Osseoflex® SB Steerable and Straight Balloons in Europe during the meeting.

LISBON, Portugal – September 22, 2018 – Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI), a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used in interventional, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology, oncology, critical care and endoscopy, announces education initiatives and activities for the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) Congress being held in Lisbon, Portugal, 22-25 September.

Educating clinicians remains a prominent focus for Merit. During the CIRSE Congress, Merit will host a full schedule of Meet the Experts lectures and presentations at its Merit Education Experience Centre, located at Booth #49.

The faculty leading the Meet the Experts presentations will cover a broad range of topics, including updates on the latest science in Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE), use of steerable catheters, the latest innovations in bone biopsy systems, and performing neurointerventions via radial and distal radial access. A full schedule for Meet the Experts at the Merit Education Experience Centre is provided below.

“Merit places a priority on providing high quality learning opportunities presented in a peer-to-peer format for interventional cardiologists and radiologists, and that is reflected in the full range of topics that will be covered during the Meet the Experts events. This will be a unique opportunity to learn from and interact with a group of truly distinguished experts,” said Fred P. Lampropoulos, Merit’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

During the meeting, Merit will also introduce to Europe the Q50® PLUS Stent Graft Balloon Catheter, a versatile balloon catheter that is ideal for abdominal and thoracic EVAR procedures, and the Osseoflex® SB Steerable and Straight Balloons, a family of inflatable bone tamps for vertebral augmentation or kyphoplasty.

Merit products will be featured during three Hands-on Device Training sessions organized by CIRSE. Sessions held Monday, September 24 9:30 – 11:00 and 12:30 – 14:00 in Auditorium 3 will focus on the use of radiofrequency for tumour ablation; sessions held Monday, September 24 9:30 – 11:00 and 12:30 – 14:00 in Room 5.D will discuss vertebral augmentation; and sessions held Tuesday, September 25 9:30

  • 11:00 and 12:30 – 14:00 in Room 5.C will feature particulate agent use in embolisation

Meet the Experts at the Merit Education Experience Centre (Booth #49)

Saturday 22 September

  • “Clinic to treatment – Day case fibroid embolisation.” Moderator: M. Little (Reading/UK)
    14:45 – 15:45
  • “SwiftNINJA®: A newly developed steerable microcatheter for challenging selective vascular ”
    Moderators: F. Deprez (Namur/BE) and N. Ptochis (Athens/GR) 16:00 -17:00

Sunday 23 September

  • “STAR™ Tumour Ablation System in treatment of metastatic spine disease.” Moderator: G. Anselmetti (Milan/IT)
    09:30-10:30
  • “Neuro Thinks Radial – Neurointerventions via radial access, including distal radial.”
    Moderators: R. Barranco (Barcelona/ES) and D. Klass (Vancouver, BC/CA)
    11:00 – 12:00
  • “Bone Biopsy: Choose your path – hands on and case studies.” Moderator: JD Laredo (Paris/France)
    12:00-13:00; 13:30-14:30; and 16:15-17:15
  • In-booth presentation: “Left distal transradial access for HepaSphere™ Drug-Eluting Microspheres TACE.”
    Klass (Vancouver, BC/CA) 12:30-13:00
  • “Don’t Go Left. An overview of the Surfacer® Inside-Out® Access Learning Centre System to enable catheter placement in patients with occluded upper central:
    Moderator: G. Sengölge (Vienna/AT) 14:30-15:30

Monday 24 September

  • In-booth presentation: “Left distal transradial access for HepaSphere™ Drug-Eluting Microspheres TACE”
    1. Klass (Vancouver, BC/CA) 09:15-09:45
  • “Don’t Go Left. An overview of the Surfacer® Inside-Out® Access Learning Centre System to enable catheter placement in patients with occluded upper central ”

Moderator: G. Sengölge (Vienna/AT) 09.45-10.45

  • “ThinkPAE™. Didactic presentations on rationale, evidence and techniques for Prostate Artery ”
    Moderator: M. Sapoval (Paris/FR) 11:00-12:00
  • “Neuro Thinks Radial – Neurointerventions via radial access, including distal radial.”
    Moderators: R. Barranco (Barcelona/ES) and D. Klass (Vancouver, BC/CA) 12:00-12:50
  • “STAR™ Tumour Ablation System in treatment of metastatic spine disease.” Moderator: G. Anselmetti (Milan/IT)
    15:30-16:15
  • “SwiftNINJA®: A newly developed steerable microcatheter for challenging selective vascular ”
    Moderators: F. Deprez (Namur/BE) and N. Ptochis (Athens/GR) 16:30-17:30
  • Resolve CirQ: Nephrostomy comes full circle. Moderator: W. Loan (Belfast/UK)
    17:30-18:00

Tuesday 25 September

  • Resolve CirQ: Nephrostomy comes full circle. Moderator: W. Loan (Belfast/UK)
    9:00-9:30
  • “ThinkPAE™. Didactic presentations on rationale, evidence and techniques for Prostate Artery ”
    Moderator: M. Sapoval (Paris/FR) 11:00-12:00
  • “ThinkRadial™. Why did I choose the radial approach? Insights from my practice.”
    Moderator: D. Klass (Vancouver, BC/CA) 13:00-14:30

For more information and to register for a Meet the Expert event, visit our registration page or contact [email protected] in advance of the meeting, or visit booth #49 during the CIRSE Congress.

About Merit Medical
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 is committed to furthering the growth of radial access through its specialized education program, ThinkRadial®, and a full suite of tailored devices for peripheral and cardiology radial procedures. Merit serves client hospitals worldwide with a domestic and international sales force totaling approximately 290 individuals. Merit employs approximately 5,000 people worldwide with facilities in South Jordan, Utah; Pearland, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; Malvern, Pennsylvania; Rockland, Massachusetts; San Jose, California; Maastricht and Venlo, The Netherlands; Paris, France; Galway, Ireland; Beijing, China; Tijuana, Mexico; Joinville, Brazil; Markham, Ontario, Canada; Melbourne, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; and Singapore.

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