NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delcath Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: DCTH) today announced that the Company has achieved ISO 13485:2003 Certification—an internationally recognized quality standard designed to ensure that medical device manufacturers have the necessary comprehensive management systems in place to safely design, develop, manufacture and distribute medical devices in the European Union (EU). ISO 13485 Certification is a regulatory requirement of the EU's Medical Device Directive, and represents an important step toward attaining European CE Mark approval for the Company's proprietary Hepatic ChemoSAT™ Delivery System.
Commenting on the announcement, Eamonn P. Hobbs, CEO & President of Delcath Systems, said, "ISO 13485 Certification confirms that our manufacturing and quality systems meet the high standards required of medical device companies selling into Europe, and we are pleased to have achieved this important milestone toward the receipt of CE Mark approval. Our technical file for CE Mark is pending, and we continue to expect CE Mark approval for our product in mid-2011."
About Delcath Systems
Delcath Systems, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company focused on oncology. Delcath's proprietary system for chemosaturation is designed to administer high dose chemotherapy and other therapeutic agents to diseased organs or regions of the body, while controlling the systemic exposure of those agents. The Company's initial focus is on the treatment of primary and metastatic liver cancers. In 2010, Delcath concluded a Phase III metastatic melanoma study, and the Company recently completed a multi–arm Phase II trial to treat other liver cancers. The Company has not yet received FDA approval for commercial sale of its system. For more information, please visit the Company's websit