Viveve Initiates LIBERATE-International Trial for Improvement of Stress Urinary Incontinence

Company also receives regulatory clearance in Argentina for treatment of urinary incontinence

 Confirms intent to submit IDE to FDA for LIBERATE-U.S. in the third quarter

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Viveve Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIVE), a medical technology company focused on women’s intimate health, announced today the initiation of LIBERATE-International, a multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, sham-controlled trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of its proprietary, cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF) technology for the improvement of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. The first-subject-first-visit has now been completed under an approved Investigational Testing Application with the Canadian Ministry of Health and central investigational review board (IRB) approval. 

“Initiation of LIBERATE-International represents a significant advance in our pursuit of regulatory clearances for the treatment of SUI, a condition that effects an estimated 25-30 million women worldwide. Our single-session procedure offers women the potential for significant improvement in urine leakage and quality of life. The results of LIBERATE-International, if successful, could support multiple international clearances for use of our CMRF technology in the treatment of SUI around the world, including Health Canada and CE Mark clearances, among others,” stated Scott Durbin, chief executive officer and director of Viveve.

In conjunction with initiation of the LIBERATE-International trial, Viveve also announced regulatory clearance in Argentina, for use of the Viveve® System, for the improvement of urinary incontinence.

“It is our belief that these clearances demonstrate continued regulatory confidence in the safety of our procedures and CMRF technology.  As we continue our commitment towards rapid label expansion, we remain on track to complete the submission of our Investigational Device Exemption to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for LIBERATE-U.S., our second SUI registration trial, in the third quarter,” continued Mr. Durbin.   

About the LIBERATE International Study
LIBERATE-International is a randomized, double-blinded, and sham-controlled trial with a planned enrollment of approximately 100 subjects at up to ten study sites in Canada.  Subjects will be randomized in a 2:1 ratio for active and sham treatments.

The primary efficacy endpoint is the mean change from baseline in the standardized 1-hour Pad Weight Test at six months post-treatment. The objective 1-hour Pad Weight Test is an FDA recommended endpoint.  The study design also includes multiple exploratory endpoints, as well as, safety follow-up throughout the study.  For more information, please visit

About Viveve
Viveve Medical, Inc. is a women's intimate health company passionately committed to advancing new solutions to improve women's overall well-being and quality of life. The internationally patented Viveve® System, that delivers the Viveve treatment, incorporates clinically-proven cryogen-cooled, monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF) technology to uniformly deliver volumetric heating while gently cooling surface tissue to generate robust neocollagenesis in a single in-office session.

International regulatory approvals and clearances have been received for vaginal laxity and/or improvement in sexual function indications in over 50 countries. In the second quarter of 2018, Viveve initiated VIVEVE II, a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study to assess improvement of sexual function in women following childbirth following an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March of 2018. If successful, this trial could support a marketing application for a new U.S. commercial indication. Currently, in the United States, the Viveve System is cleared by the FDA for use in general surgical procedures for electrocoagulation and hemostasis. 

Viveve has initiated LIBERATE-International, one of two planned independent, multicenter, randomized registration trials for the improvement of stress urinary incontinence in women and is preparing an IDE submission to the FDA for LIBERATE-U.S. The results of these two studies, if successful, could support marketing applications in the U.S, and additional countries around the world for this new commercial indication.

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