Pq Bypass Inc. received breakthrough device designation from the FDA for its Detour system, the first to permit fully percutaneous femoropopliteal bypass to treat extremely long, complex blockages in the superficial femoral artery (SFA). “This designation is a major milestone for Pq Bypass, and we expect this technology to change the paradigm for complex SFA treatment in the way EVAR and TAVR changed the paradigm for aortic repair,” said Rich Ferrari, chairman and CEO of Pq Bypass.
Pq Bypass Inc., of Milpitas, Calif., said that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has agreed to cover its TORUS 2 investigational device exemption (IDE) clinical trial, which is evaluating the Torus stent graft in the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the superficial femoral artery (SFA).
The U.S. FDA has given Pq Bypass Inc. the greenlight to conduct a pivotal trial aimed at assessing its Torus stent graft in the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the superficial femoral artery. The TORUS-2 study is the Milpitas, Calif.-based startup's second IDE approval in less than two years and the first pivotal IDE for an SFA stent graft since W.L. Gore & Associates Inc.'s Viabahn device, which notched an initial PMA approval in 2005.