Terumo Aortic Announces PMDA Approval and First Commercial Implant of TREO Endovascular Device in Japan

October 22, 2021

Following the recent approval by the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) of the TREO Abdominal Aortic Stent-Graft System for sale in Japan for the treatment of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), Terumo Aortic announced today the first commercial implant of this device in Japan.

This first implant was undertaken by Takao Ohki, MD, Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo. Professor Ohki commented: "The procedure was very successful, the device performed well, and the patient is making a good recovery. The major concerns in endovascular surgery are stent migration and endoleaks; the TREO device provides both suprarenal and infrarenal fixation allowing for distribution of the stent-graft fixation in two different anatomical levels and is expected to result in superior long-term outcomes. In addition, the TREO device is sophisticated and very user friendly with a smooth, kink-resistant detachable sheath that definitely improves the accuracy and safety of the procedure."

TREO is the only device commercially available for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with dual proximal fixation and lock stent technology offering physicians the next advancement in endovascular device solutions. It is a three-piece design featuring in situ limb adjustability and provides a wide range of aortic device configurations to specifically address the anatomy of each individual patient. TREO is designed for accurate, controlled and safe deployment; the exclusive proximal clasping mechanism and unique leave-behind sheath simplify the procedure as highlighted in recent clinical studies.

Kotaro Yoshida, General Manager at Terumo Aortic East Asia added: "This implant represents a significant milestone and demonstrates our commitment to delivering the most comprehensive portfolio in the aortic space. We look forward to continued expansion of our endovascular solutions in Japan."

TREO received CE Mark approval in 2015 and FDA approval in 2020. This device is integral to Terumo Aortic's innovative portfolio of surgical, endovascular and hybrid devices to treat every segment of the aorta.

About Terumo Aortic

At Terumo Aortic, we partner with our customers to revolutionise aortic care. We deliver innovation, versatility and precision with the broadest range of solutions that can be
personalised for every patient. We are further complementing our implantable device
portfolio through the development of digital technologies.

About Terumo

Terumo (TSE: 4543) is a global leader in medical technology and has been committed to "Contributing to Society through Healthcare" for 100 years. Based in Tokyo and operating globally, Terumo employs more than 25,000 associates worldwide to provide innovative medical solutions in more than 160 countries and regions. The company started as a Japanese thermometer manufacturer, and has been supporting healthcare ever since. Now, its extensive business portfolio ranges from vascular intervention and cardio-surgical solutions, blood transfusion and cell therapy technology, to medical products essential for daily clinical practice such as transfusion systems, diabetes care, and peritoneal dialysis treatments. Terumo will further strive to be of value to patients, medical professionals, and society at large.

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