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Spiration Announces The Participation Of Several New Sites In U.S. Pivotal Trial Of Minimally Invasive Treatment For Severe Emph

Posted Aug 04 2009 6:35pm

32345fg Spiration, Inc., a developer of novel medical devices designed to benefit patients with acute and chronic conditions of the lung, announced today that several new clinical sites are now actively recruiting patients for participation in a pivotal trial of the company’s minimally invasive treatment for severe emphysema.

These sites include Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio; Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wis.; National Jewish Health in Denver, Colo.; New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in New York, N.Y.; Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Ill.; University of Iowa Health Care in Iowa City, Iowa; University of California, San Diego Medical Center; the University of Chicago Medical Center; the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla.; and the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Wash.

“We’re very excited about the addition of these well-respected sites to the first-rate hospitals already participating in the IBV Valve Trial,” said Rick Shea, president and CEO, Spiration. “The approximately 30 sites actively enrolling patients in the study are leaders in their communities helping to advance medical research that may one day improve the lives of people with emphysema, a debilitating condition that severely impacts quality of life.”

Other sites now actively recruiting patients for the study include:

- Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, Ill.
- Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
- Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, Ga.
- Franciscan Health System Research Center, Tacoma, Wash.
- Franklin Square Hospital Center/Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates, Baltimore, Md.
- HealthPartners, St. Paul, Minn.
- Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pa.
- Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, N.Y.
- Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, Okla.
- Pulmonary Associates of Mobile, P.C., Mobile, Alabama
- Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.
- Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
- Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Fla.
- University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ala.
- University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif.
- University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky.
- University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pa.
- University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
- University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas
- University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Va

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