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Surefire Medical Reaches Milestone in Germany

Surefire Medical said that the German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI) has issued a unique classification code (OPS) for the Surefire Infusion System, which will allow the governmental organization to track and measure the use of Surefire technology in German hospitals.

According to a release, the issuance of this code marks the first step to obtain a specific diagnosis-related group (DRG) code and the appropriate reimbursement for Surefire products in Germany.

The new OPS code - 8-83b.k - specifically calls out the use of a catheter-based infusion system with dynamic, expandable tip for selective embolization.

"This OPS code is a significant milestone for our commercialization efforts in Germany and to bringing our technology to market," said James E. Chomas, CEO and President of Surefire Medical. "We look forward to making further investment in the geography and taking the required steps to gain the appropriate DRG and reimbursement."

Early clinical evidence being presented at the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) Congress this year shows the results of a multi-center registry in which the use of the Surefire Precision Infusion System to deliver therapy in the treatment of primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma or HCC) was associated with a 68 percent complete tumor response and 92 percent objective tumor response.

More information:

www.surefiremedical.com

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    Papyrus is looking to bring the “elegance and style” of fashion to its greeting cards via a new designer collaboration series.

    According to a release, the collaboration marks the first time a fashion design house and greeting card brand have joined forces to develop a custom greeting card collection.

    Papyrus said it is partnering with American fashion designer Lela Rose to introduce the series. Rose will feature her "sophisticated yet modern style" in the debut card and gift collection, slated to launch during New York Fashion Week. The collection will be available in New York City Papyrus stores and select retailers in September, with availability expanding to all Papyrus locations and retailers in October.

    "The fashion designer collaboration series is a celebration of the commitment Papyrus has to the arts, including a focus on the fashion industry, quality craftsmanship and trend-forward design," said Christy Kaprosy, President of Papyrus-Recycled Greetings. "We are delighted to have Lela Rose's elegant line lead the first Papyrus fashion designer collaboration program, and we are excited to bring more fashion designers to our loyal customers in the future."

    The company noted the collection, which draws inspiration from some of Rose's recent runway designs, consists of 16 cards and five gift accessories, including gift bags, gift tissue, roll wrap and a gift tag set. It also will be available online at papyrusonline.com

    "I'm thrilled to be the first designer to collaborate with Papyrus on their exclusive new fashion series," said Lela Rose. "This is a unique way to showcase our designs, silhouettes and prints, and extend the brand into a new category."

 

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