Biotronik touted data today from its Magnesium 1,000 program, which provided doctors with an early post-market opportunity to evaluate the company’s new resorbable Magmaris magnesium scaffold. More than 98% of physicians reported that the scaffolds successfully deployed, according to the data, and that it performed well compared to the leading polymeric scaffold, Biotronik said.
The program began in June last year and included more than 400 physicians in 237 hospitals across 32 countries. Biotronik asked the participating physicians to rate their personal experiences of acute performance with Magmaris and to compare their experiences with the leading polymeric scaffold for each case.
More than 95% of physicians rated Magmaris’ performance as good or very good, with similar results as it relates to trackability, pushability, crossability and confromability.
In 72% of cases, the Magmaris scaffold was compared with the leading polymeric scaffold and in 70-78% of cases, Magmaris was rated better or slightly better in categories of acute performance, including vessel conformability.
“The scaffold’s exceptional trackability and crossability help to facilitate smoother delivery,” Dr. Gregor Leibundgut, Kantonsspital Baselland in Liestal, Switzerland, said in prepared remarks. “This makes the implantation easier and safer for the doctor and the patient.”
Biotronik said the scaffold’s backbone is more flexible than its competitor, enabling good vessel conformability. It also boasts an electro-polished metallic surface, which lessens friction and eases lesion crossing, according to the company.
“With the Magnesium 1,000 program, we wanted to ensure that physicians could achieve the best possible results with Magmaris,” Biotronik’s VP of marketing for the vascular intervention biz, Dr. Alexander Uhl, said. “This means providing physicians with a clear protocol for implantation.”
The Magmaris limus-eluting scaffold resorbs in approximately 1 year and is indicated for patients with de novo lesions that match the available scaffold sizes.