Viveve Completes Enrollment in VIVEVE II Trial
Results could support a marketing application for an expanded U.S. indication forimprovement of sexual function in women
ENGLEWOOD, CO / ACCESSWIRE / March 11, 2019 / Viveve Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIVE), a medical technology company focused on women's intimate health, announced today that it has completed enrollment in its VIVEVE II trial, a multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, sham-controlled study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of its proprietary, cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF) technology for the improvement of sexual function in women following vaginal childbirth.
"Completion of enrollment in our VIVEVE II sexual function trial represents a tremendous milestone in our Company's quest to address an enormous unmet medical need for women. An estimated 12-14 million women worldwide suffer from diminished sexual function following vaginal childbirth. If successful, the results of the VIVEVE II trial, utilizing our CMRF technology, may clinically demonstrate that a safe and effective, single session Viveve treatment can provide meaningful benefits to women suffering from this condition," said Scott Durbin, chief executive officer and director of Viveve. "We look forward to continued progress in the trial and anticipate a final 12-month data read-out at the end of the first quarter of next year."
About the VIVEVE II Study
VIVEVE II is a randomized, double-blinded, and sham-controlled trial that has enrolled 250 subjects at 19 clinical sites in the United States and Canada. Subjects were randomized in a 1:1 ratio for active and sham treatments.
The primary efficacy endpoint is the mean change from baseline in the total FSFI (Female Sexual Function Index) at 12 months. Subjects will also be assessed for safety over the 12 months. The investigational device exemption (IDE) protocol approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also includes a variety of secondary and exploratory endpoints that evaluate the efficacy of and improvement in FSFI domain scores for desire, lubrication, orgasm, arousal, satisfaction, and pain.
Viveve Medical, Inc. is a women's intimate health company committed to advancing new solutions to improve women's overall well-being and quality of life. The internationally patented Viveve® System incorporates CMRF technology to uniformly deliver volumetric heating while gently cooling surface tissue to generate 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 clinical trial to assess improvement of sexual function in women following vaginal childbirth after receiving approval of an IDE application from the 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 fully enrolled LIBERATE-International, one of two planned independent, multicenter, randomized registration trials for the improvement of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women and plans to re-submit an IDE to the FDA for LIBERATE-U.S. after conducting certain safety testing. The results of these two trials, if successful, could support marketing applications in the U.S. and additional countries around the world for this new commercial indication.
For more information visit Viveve's website at www.viveve.com.
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Released March 11, 2019