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Getinge and Contego Medical Jointly Announce European Distributor Agreement


Getinge, a global provider of innovative medical technology solutions announce today that it has entered into a partnership with Contego Medical, a US-based medical device company developing Integrated Embolic Protection (IEP™) technologies for application in cardiovascular interventions. Getinge will distribute Contego’s products in Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Scandinavia, with the potential to expand into other territories.

Getinge, a leading solutions provider for the treatment of vascular disease, will distribute the Paladin® Carotid Post-Dilation Balloon System with Integrated Embolic Protection and Vanguard IEPTM Peripheral Balloon Angioplasty System with Integrated Embolic Protection. Contego Medical's novel embolic protection devices coupling an angioplasty balloon with an integrated distal filter on the same catheter, enables more patients to benefit from embolic protection as compared to currently available methods.

“This collaboration with Getinge demonstrates our commitment to expand access to our innovative IEP technology designed to enhance safety during interventional vascular procedures,” said Ravish Sachar, M.D., CEO and Founder of Contego Medical. “Getinge’s sales channel in key target countries will help us achieve our goal of establishing a more comprehensive approach and a new standard of care for the treatment of carotid and peripheral vascular disease.”

“With Contego Medical as a strategic partner, we will introduce a new option in the endovascular treatment of stenotic lesions. Both the Paladin and Vanguard Systems, are designed to reduce the risk for embolic complications during carotid and superficial femoral artery (SFA) procedures which will have a positive effect on the outcome of the procedure and the quality of life for our patients.” shared Carsten Blecker, President - Europe, Middle East & Africa, Getinge.

About Contego Medical

Contego Medical, LLC is a medical device company dedicated to the development of novel medical devices for cardiovascular and peripheral vascular procedures. The company’s Integrated Embolic Protection (IEP) platform, which combines embolic protection and treatment into one device, is designed to simplify catheter-based procedures and improve patient outcomes. Contego Medical is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

The Paladin System is CE marked and approved for sale in select European countries. The Vanguard System is a new technology and not commercially available.

About Getinge

Getinge is a global provider of innovative solutions for operating rooms, intensive-care units, sterilization departments and for life science companies and institutions. Based on our first-hand experience and close partnerships with clinical experts, healthcare professionals and medtech specialists, we are improving the every-day life for people, today and tomorrow.