SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CPC of America, Inc.(OTC Bulletin Board: CPCF), a company focused on the development of therapeutic devices for use in endovascular procedures, today announced that it is implementing a European strategy for the development and distribution of its MedClose(TM) investigational-stage medical device. In the roll out of its strategy, CPC announced an agreement with Medical Product Service GmbH (MPS) of Germany to act as authorized European representative for the Company in seeking European regulatory approval for MedClose(TM) Vascular Closure Device(VCD). MedClose(TM) is an extravascular puncture-closure device intended to be used with a biological sealant for diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures. According to published third party research, European VCD market sales for2008 are projected to total approximately $160 million. Industry experts forecast that in Europe, the penetration of VCDs into minimally invasive cardiovascular procedures will experience a 9% compound annual growth rate and drive VCD sales and revenues."The European Union offers significant opportunities to broaden theMedClose(TM) market potential," said Rod Shipman, chairman and chief executive officer of CPC of America. "By aligning ourselves with MPS, we are setting a critical path to market in Europe. Our team will work closely with MPS inbuilding key partnerships and navigating the European regulatory regime and clinical trials. We recognize the need for a safe, reliable closure system that reduces time to hemostasis and allows for faster patient ambulation and,when necessary, wound re-access. With MedClose(TM), we aim to fill that need in the U.S. and Europe."As CPC's authorized representative in Europe, MPS will provide service under the respective CE marking requirements that apply in the European Union.MPS's role will include vigilance reporting, communicating with competent authorities in individual member states, assisting in securing international product registrations, and preparing and completing dossiers for clinical trials and CE markings."MPS knows that physicians operating in catheter laboratories across theEU demand precise instruments that help improve patient safety and outcomes,"said Gehard Fromel, Principal Regulatory Consultant of MPS. "We are eager to collaborate with CPC to bring to market a product that may help the European medical community and their patients."
The MedClose™ VCS is a medical device that is designed to seal femoral arterial puncture sites in patients who have undergone diagnostic or interventional catheterization procedures. It utilizes a proprietary catheter delivery vascular closure system that is designed to enhance manual compression by delivering a biologic sealant which creates an elastic coagulum that is fully resorbed within 10 to 14 days.