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Ventripoint says Johns Hopkins doctor cited VMS+ heart analysis system’s clinical feasibility at Milan conference

Dr Shelby Kutty gave a presentation on a study conducted at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Children's Hospital

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Ventripoint says its system provides a cost-effective approach to volumetric measurements of all four heart chambers

Ventripoint Diagnostics Ltd (CVE:VPT) (OTCMKTS:VPTDF) said Friday that a Johns Hopkins doctor cited the clinical feasibility of the company’s VMS+ 3.0 heart analysis system at a cardiovascular imaging conference in Milan.

The Toronto-based medical care device company said in a press release that Dr Shelby Kutty recently gave a presentation on a study of the system at EuroEcho 2018. The study was conducted at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Children's Hospital, according to Ventripoint.

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"This study presented at EuroEcho 2018 demonstrates the clinical feasibility of quantifying right and left ventricular volumes and function using VMS+ on two- and three-dimensional images acquired from multiple cardiac ultrasound systems,” Shutty said in a statement.

More than 4,200 people attended the conference, according to Ventripoint.

The response to the system at EuroEcho 2018 indicates a significant need for a cost-effective and accurate approach to volumetric measurements of all four chambers of the heart, according to Mehran Mehrtash, vice president for worldwide distributor sales at Ventripoint.

“The VMS+ technology sets us apart and can make a valuable difference in patient outcomes," Mehrtash said.

The system is not yet available for commercial sale and is for investigational use only, according to Ventripoint.

Shares climbed C$0.01 to C$0.17 in Thursday’s Canadian trading.

Last month, the company told investors that the University of Chicago's medical center was preparing to study the VMS+ system.

Contact Dennis Fitzgerald at dennis@proactiveinvestors.com

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