"I am pleased to announce meaningful corporate and clinical progress made in our first quarter of 2013, particularly the initiation of our anticipated pivotal trial, COUNTER HF," said Dave Rosa, Chief Executive Officer of Sunshine Heart. "We are excited and honored to announce Dr. Camacho as our surgical PI for the trial and look forward to her expertise and contributions, as well as those of our new Board members. We are actively adding personnel to support the advancement of our clinical trial. We look forward to updating the market on material pivotal trial enrollment progress, our post-market European study, as well as additional exciting outcomes on existing feasibility patients."In February, 2013, Sunshine Heart completed the activation of the first site in its European multi-center post-market study, OPTIONS HF. The site, German Heart Institute - Berlin (DHZB), is recognized as a worldwide leading institution for the treatment of late stage heart failure. On May 7, 2013, the first patient was successfully implanted at DHZB and the center is actively recruiting additional patients. The first implant was completed using Sunshine Heart's next generation cuff, which is pre-sutured and pre-marked, decreasing overall procedure time and increasing predictability for cuff securement. Sunshine Heart continues to move forward with site activation, at seven additional sites in Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. Final activation for these sites is expected to be completed by September 1, 2013.
Sunshine Heart Announces Corporate Updates And First Quarter 2013 Financial Results
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