Following a successful audit in September 2023, Exstent has received its certificate certifying that is Quality Management System complies with the requirements of the EU-MDR for custom-made Class III Implantable devices. You can view the certificate here.
Tal Golesworthy will present at BIOMAT & Mat SAN congress 2024 at 6:30pm on 16 January with a talk entitled “PEARS: Engineering Surgical Solutions” discussing the engineering approach applied to the development of ExoVasc, Personalised External Aortic Root Support. For more information, please visit https://biomatsan2024.sciencesconf.org/
Tal Golesworthy delivered a highly entertaining and informative presentation to our Quickparts UK Open House audience. In his hand is the #sls precise replica of his rising aorta – a model that has literally extended his life without subjecting him to endless surgeries – made by us in 2003. His pioneering work has led to almost 1000 more (to date) highly precise replicas being made.
Following a successful audit in September with notified body BSI, Exstent has been recommended for approval to receive the EU MDR Conformity Assessment Certification.
Following a successful surveillance audit in September with notified body BSI, Exstent has been recommended for approval to retain its MDSAP and ISO13485:2016 certification.
Conal Austin gave an interview on the Today programme on Radio 4 on 31 October 2023 discussing the PEARS procedure performed on Saracens rugby player Nick Iskiewe.
Dr Guido Michielon, director of cardiac surgery at Istituto Giannina Gaslini, has successfully carried out the first Ross PEARS surgery in Genoa, Italy.
The patient was a 23-year-old with congenital aortic valve disease associated with dilatation of the ascending aorta and aortic root.
You can read more about the operation in Primocanale.it.
On 29 June 2023, Conal Austin and John Pepper presented on PEARS at the Barts Aortovascular Symposium 900.
The two-day in-person international conference, which ran 29-30 June 2023, targeted all multidisciplinary professionals involved in the care of patients with aortic valve and aortic pathology including acute aortic dissection.
The Symposium was part of the celebration of 900 years of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.
The full programme for the conference can be found at bartsaortovascularsymposium.org.uk/programme/.
Alastair Graham, Cardio-Thoracic surgeon at Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, and Tal Golesworthy, Technical Director, Exstent Limited, are presenting on ‘Aortopathy and Marfan’s – The Lived Experience’ at 36th South West Acute Hospital Annual Cardiology Update, a meeting of the Irish Cardiac Society in Irvinestown on 23 June 2023.
For more information, visit irishcardiacsociety.ie/events/36th-south-west-acute-hospital-annual-cardiology-update/