Uptake Medical has received the CE mark for its InterVapor system, an endoscopic lung volume reduction system to treat severe emphysema.
The InterVapor system uses the body's natural healing processes without leaving foreign materials behind to directly target the hyperinflation in the lungs.
A six-month study conducted in patients with upper lobe predominant emphysema showed that the InterVapor system demonstrated improvements in breathing capacity, shortness of breath, exercise capacity and quality of life.
In the study, patients achieved primary endpoints measuring lung function improvement and health-related quality of life and secondary endpoints showing physiologic improvements (including decreased hyperinflation and gas trapping) as well as clinical improvements (reduced breathlessness and improved exercise capacity).
Additionally, 83% of patients met a combined endpoint for clinical improvement.