NobleStitch™ EL Receives Approval Of IDE To Conduct A Trial For Reduction Of Recurrent Ischemic Stroke

Nobles Medical Technologies Ii, Inc. (Nmt2) Announced Today The Approval By The U.S. Fda Of Its Ide Of Noblestitch™ El For Pfo Closure For Reduction Of Recurrent Ischemic Stroke

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.-- Nobles Medical Technologies II has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to conduct a prospective pivotal clinical trial called "STITCH" for the expanded indication of PFO Closure for Reduction of Recurrent Ischemic Stroke.

The NobleStitch™ EL was cleared for the indication for cardiovascular suturing in April 2017 and CE marked in Europe for PFO closure in 2012, where it has been available since 2015. This study is intended to provide the data to expand the indication in the United States to include "PFO Closure for the Reduction of Recurrent Ischemic Stroke".

The NobleStitch™ EL is a medical device that places a suture into the 2 atrial septal walls (the septum primum and the septum secundum) and ties them closed with a small implantable polypropylene knot which is located in the right atrium leaving nothing in the left atrium.

The clinical trial is a comparative trial which the primary endpoints will compare the safety and effectiveness of the NobleStitch™ EL suture-based closure system for PFO closure to the FDA approved Amplatzer™ PFO Occluder (Abbott Laboratories) which is a metal umbrella type implant placed in the left and right atrium. The primary endpoints of STITCH will look at closure rates and safety events at 6 months follow-up for the 2 devices prior to submission of the data for approval of the the NobleStitch™ EL device for the new indication.

The Company expects to start enrolling patients as early as October 2019 at its first US center in Virginia with Dr. Jim Thompson who is the Principal Investigator for trial. Dr. Thompson stated, "I have not been this excited since medical school.  PFO closure is an important part of structural heart treatment and this study will provide invaluable data about both devices."

Prof. Dr. Anthony Nobles, Chairman and CEO of Nobles Medical Technologies II stated, "This is an important milestone for our company and our technology. Our team has worked for more than 2 years on this IDE."

For further information regarding the trial please contact Nobles Medical Technologies II at or (714) 427-0398.

About PFO Closure 
A PFO is a relatively common heart defect characterized by an unsealed tunnel between the right and left atria of the heart.  This defect has been known to be present in anywhere between 27%-38% of people. However, in a number of cases, it is benign.

About Nobles Medical Technology II 
Nobles Medical Technology II, Inc. was founded by Prof. Anthony Nobles, PhD with the intent of leveraging its technologies in the PFO, ASD-closure, and cardiovascular-suturing marketplace.  The company does business under the name of Nobles Medical II (NMT II).  Initial efforts of the company have been focused in Europe on the innovative suture-based PFO closure system for closing the Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO), a tunnel between the right and left atria of the heart and cardiovascular suturing in the United States.

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