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Barcelona, June 26th, 2020.

MERLION is a physician initiated, prospective, non-randomized multi-center trial.

Investigating the safety and efficacy of the treatment with luminor DCB and angiolite BTK DES in TASC C and D Tibial Occlusive disease, in patients with critical limb ischemia.

The 6 months clinical outcomes of MERLION Trial were presented at VIVA 2020, at the late breaking trial session, by Dr TY Tang (Singapore).


MERLION 6-month outcomes

MERLION 6-month outcomes show a 100% technical success, with a 4.5% bailout stenting for severe flow limiting dissection using angiolite BTK and a Primary Patency of 78.9% at 6-month.

Freedom from clinically driven TLR was 91.7% while the amputation free survival (AFS) was 88%, both at 6-month.


Dr Tang concluded that “luminor DCB is safe and efficacious, in treating highly complex infra-popliteal atherosclerotic lesions in challenging CLTI patients” and he added that “luminor is associated with highly satisfactory acute technical success, 6-month target lesion patency and AFS.”


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