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First in Man Experience With a Drug Eluting Stent in De Novo Coronary Artery Lesions (BIOFLOW-I)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Biotronik AG Identifier:
First received: September 30, 2010
Last updated: August 8, 2013
Last verified: August 2013

A prospective, single-treatment, multi centre clinical trial enrolling 30 patients in 2 centres in Romania, with a clinical and angiographic follow-up at 4 and 9 months to determine the primary endpoint of late lumen loss and secondary endpoints. A subgroup of 15 patients will also undergo post implantation, 4 and 9 months IVUS examinations. Additional clinical follow-ups take place at 1 month and yearly up to three (3) years.

The objective of this trial is to assess the safety and clinical performance of the ORSIRO drug eluting stent in patients with single de-novo coronary artery lesions.

Condition Intervention Phase
Coronary Artery Disease
Device: ORSIRO - Drug Eluting Coronary Stent
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Multi-centre, Single Treatment Clinical Trial With Follow-up Investigations at 1, 4, 9, 12, 24 and 36 Months

Further study details as provided by Biotronik AG:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • In-stent Late Lumen Loss [ Time Frame: 9 months post procedure ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • In-stent and in-segment binary restenosis rate [ Time Frame: 4 and 9 months post procedure. ]
  • In-stent and in-segment (proximal and distal) minimum lumen diameter [ Time Frame: 4 and 9 months post-procedure ]
  • In-segment late lumen loss [ Time Frame: 4 and 9 months post procedure ]
  • In-stent late lumen loss [ Time Frame: 4 months post procedure. ]
  • Target Lesion Revascularization [ Time Frame: 1, 4 and 9 months and at 1, 2 and 3 years post-procedure ]
  • Clinically driven target lesion revascularization [ Time Frame: 1, 4 and 9 months and at 1, 2 and 3 years post-procedure ]
  • Target Vessel Revascularization [ Time Frame: 1, 4 and 9 months and at 1, 2 and 3 years post-procedure ]
  • - Composite of cardiac death, MI attributed to the target vessel and clinically driven target lesion revascularization [ Time Frame: 1, 4 and 9 month post-procedure, and yearly up to 3 years ]
  • - Composite of all-cause mortality, any MI and any revascularization, target vessel revascularization or revascularization of nontarget vessels [ Time Frame: 3 years post procedure ]
  • Stent thrombosis [ Time Frame: 1, 4 and 9 months and 1, 2 and 3 years post-procedure ]
  • Neointimal hyperplasia volume (subgroup) [ Time Frame: 4 and 9 months post-procedure measured by Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: July 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
ORSIRO Device: ORSIRO - Drug Eluting Coronary Stent
The coronary stent is delivered to the intended implantation location by means of the fast-exchange delivery system and then expanded to its final diameter by dilating the balloon. It remains in the vessel as a permanent implant.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient is ≥18 years old;
  2. Clinical evidence of ischemic heart disease and / or a positive functional study. Documented stable angina pectoris (Canadian cardiovascular society classification (CCS) 1, 2, 3 or 4 ), or documented silent ischemia;
  3. Single de novo lesion with ≥50% and <90% stenosis in 1 coronary artery;

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Documented left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤30%;
  2. Unstable angina pectoris(Braunwald Class A I-III)
  3. Three-vessel coronary artery disease
  4. Evidence of myocardial infarction within 72 hours prior to the index procedure;
  5. Known allergies to the following: Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) (Aspirin®), Clopidogrel bisulfate (Plavix®.) or Ticlopidine (Ticlid®.), Heparin, contrast agent (that cannot be adequately premedicated), cobalt-chromium (CoCr), Poly-L-Lactidic Acid (PLLA), silicon carbide (aSiC:H)
  6. A platelet count <100.000 cells/mm3 or >700.000 cells/mm3 or a WBC <3.000 cells/mm3;
  7. Acute or chronic renal dysfunction (serum creatinine >2.0 mg/dl or >150µmol/L);
  8. Total occlusion (TIMI 0 or 1);
  9. Target vessel has evidence of thrombus or is excessively tortuous that makes it unsuitable for proper stent delivery and deployment;
  10. Significant (>50%) stenosis proximal or distal to the target lesion that might require revascularization or impede run off;
  11. Heavily calcified lesion and/or calcified lesion which cannot be successfully predilated;
  12. Target lesion is located in or supplied by an arterial or venous bypass graft;
  13. Ostial target lesion (within 5.0mm of vessel origin);
  14. Target lesion involves a side branch >2.0mm in diameter;
  15. Unprotected Left main coronary artery disease (stenosis >50%);
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01214148

Institutul de Urgenţă pentru Boli Cardiovasculare "Prof. Dr. C. C. Iliescu" - Spitalul Clinic Fundeni
Bucharest, Romania
Spitalul Clinic de Urgenţă Bucureşti
Bucharest, Romania
Sponsors and Collaborators
Biotronik AG
Principal Investigator: Martial Hamon, MD Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Caen
  More Information

Responsible Party: Biotronik AG Identifier: NCT01214148     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C0904
Study First Received: September 30, 2010
Last Updated: August 8, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017