September 10, 2020 – Morgan Hill, CA – Mitre Medical Corp. (“Mitre” or “company”) is an early-stage medical device company developing the Mitral Touch®, a less invasive and safer approach to treat functional mitral valve regurgitation (FMR) and remodel the left ventricle (LV). Mitre has appointed MedMarket Access, LLC (“MedMarket Access”) to support the company’s cross-border initiatives.
With locations in Tokyo and the US, and a proven track record, MedMarket Access will serve as Mitre’s advisor for facilitating the market entry of the Mitral Touch into international markets, particularly in Asia. The two founders, David Smith and Kirk Zeller, have nearly 50 years of experience with cross-border transactions.
“Innovation in cardiovascular surgery is sought after worldwide. Being able to offer a viable solution to FMR using a less invasive approach – not stopping a beating heart – is especially attractive to the Asian market. The Mitral Touch is an attractive option for surgeons in countries with a preference and proficiency for beating heart surgery, such as Japan and China. This is a great fit for surgeons and a win for patients,” stated David Smith, Co-Founder and Board Member of MedMarket Access. “The preference for beating heart surgery in Asia is profound. According to 2019 national surgical registries, the percentage of cardiac surgeries performed without stopping the heart was approximately 60% in Japan and 80% in China, compared to only 20% in the US. We are pleased to be part of the team offering the Mitral Touch solution to become a new standard of care.”
“Strengthening our team both domestically and internationally is an important step. MedMarket Access’ addition to the team is timely given that Mitre Medical was recently accepted into the Proof of Concept program for the US-Japan Regulatory agreement, known as Harmonization by Doing (HBD). HBD is a cross-border collaboration between US FDA and Japanese regulators for global clinical trials related to cardiovascular devices. Having an alliance with a party with a presence in both Japan and the US will greatly support our initiative to accelerate global acceptance of the Mitral Touch,” stated John MacMahon, Chief Executive Officer of Mitre Medical.
About Mitre Medical Corp.
Mitre Medical Corp is an early-stage medical device company developing the Mitral Touch®, a less invasive and safer approach to treat functional mitral valve regurgitation (FMR) and remodel the left ventricle (LV) in patients with moderate to severe MR. Mitre Medical has the potential to be the new standard of care for FMR. For more information, please visit www.mitremedical.com.
About MedMarket Access, LLC
MedMarket Access, LLC specializes in providing market access services which enable medical device manufactures to more effectively launch innovative medical devices in the challenging Asian and Latin America markets. MedMarket Access leverages the team’s experience launching medical devices in international markets to provide tailored services throughout the market entry and commercialization process. For more information, please visit www.asiameddevice.com.
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