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TYRX® Receives New Product Innovation Award

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 8:00am
The Associated Press

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 14, 2012--TYRX, Inc., the leader in the commercialization of implantable medical devices designed to help reduce surgical-site infections associated with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) including pacemakers and implantable defibrillators, announced today that Frost & Sullivan has named the AIGISRx ® Antibacterial Envelope as the recipient of its prestigious New Product Innovation Award for 2012.

“To date TYRX’s AIGISRx is very unique in the fact that it is the first and only antibacterial product of its kind to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance. The product not only helps in stabilizing the pacemaker or ICD, but it also helps reduce infection by delivering antibiotics directly to the surgical site in the first 7 to 10 days following implantation,” said Darshana De, IP and Best Practices Analyst from Frost & Sullivan.

The AIGISRx Antibacterial Envelope is designed to address surgical-site infections which are expensive to treat and have a significant impact on patients and hospitals.

Patients suffering from surgical-site infections following CIED procedures: spend an average of two extra weeks in the hospital undergo repeat surgical procedures to treat the infection cost the facility an average of $72,485 experience significant increases in morbidity & mortality, with 1-year mortality rates of 26.5% to 35.1%, depending on device type The recipient of the Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award is selected after rigorous analysis of industry’s leading companies who demonstrate outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development.

“Since TYRX was founded, we have been working diligently to research, develop, and commercialize technologies which help reduce surgical-site infections and improve patient outcomes,” remarked Robert White, President and CEO of TYRX. “Our team appreciates Frost & Sullivan’s acknowledgement of our product leadership and innovation.” About TYRX, Inc. TYRX, Inc., headquartered in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, is a pioneer in the development, manufacture, and distribution of innovative, implantable combination drug-device products including the AIGISRx ® Antibacterial Envelope. The AIGISRx Envelope is specifically designed to aid in the stabilization of CIED placement as well as to help reduce surgical-site infections associated with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs). AIGISRx products contain the antimicrobial agents rifampin and minocycline, which have been shown to reduce infection by organisms representing the majority of the infections reported in CIED-related endocarditis, including “superbugs” or MRSA.* For more information, please visit www.TYRX.com or www.HeartDeviceInfection.com.

* Data on file at TYRX and published in PACE.2009; 32(7):898-907.

CONTACT: TYRX, Inc.

Robert White, 732-246-8676 President and Chief Executive Officer info@TYRX.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW JERSEY INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SURGERY HEALTH CARDIOLOGY INFECTIOUS DISEASES MEDICAL DEVICES PHARMACEUTICAL GENERAL HEALTH SOURCE: TYRX, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 09/14/2012 08:00 AM/DISC: 09/14/2012 08:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120914005025/

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