Company Provides Preliminary Update on Third Quarter Revenues
LEXINGTON, Massachusetts – 6 October 2014 – GI Dynamics, Inc. (ASX: GID), a medical device company developing innovative treatments for type 2 diabetes and obesity, today announced that its Notified Body in the European Union, an organization that has been accredited by a Member State to assess whether a product meets certain preordained standards, has temporarily suspended commercial product shipments labeled with a CE Mark affecting all countries where the Company is currently selling EndoBarrier®, pending a review of its vigilance and reporting systems. The suspension of shipments is not a product recall and does not apply to product currently owned by hospitals or distributors, or product required for use in clinical trials. GI Dynamics plans to continue its ongoing clinical trial activities, including the ENDO Pivotal Trial currently underway in the United States.
Michael Dale, the Company’s president and chief executive officer, said, “The company is working diligently with our Notified Body and with Competent Authorities in Europe to remedy our systems and resume product shipments as soon as possible, however based on the current schedule established for review of our systems, we do not expect resolution of the stop shipment before end of October.”
The Company also noted that third quarter revenues are estimated to be between $550,000 and $575,000 a decrease from the Q2 2014 revenues of $840,000. Further information on third quarter financial results will be provided with the filing of the Appendix 4C and Form 10Q, for the period ended September 30, 2014.
The Company will hold an investor call to discuss the announcement at 6 p.m. EDT on Monday, 6 October 2014 (9 a.m. AEDT on Tuesday, 7 October 2014). Michael Dale, president and CEO, and Robert Crane, chief financial officer, will provide a business update and answer questions.
Regulatory Related Definitions:
Vigilance – The vigilance system is that under which medical device manufacturers are obliged to report adverse incidents involving medical devices to competent authorities within the EU. The Medical Device Vigilance System is intended to facilitate a direct, early and harmonised implementation of FIELD SAFETY CORRECTIVE ACTION across the Member States where the device is in use, in contrast to action taken on a country-by-country basis.
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About GI Dynamics
GI Dynamics, Inc. (ASX: GID) is the developer of EndoBarrier®, the first endoscopically-delivered device therapy approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and/or obesity. EndoBarrier is approved and commercially available in multiple countries outside the U.S. EndoBarrier is not approved for sale in the U.S. and is limited by federal law to investigational use only in the United States. GI Dynamics is conducting a pivotal clinical trial of EndoBarrier in the U.S. for the treatment of patients who have uncontrolled type 2 diabetes and are obese. Founded in 2003, GI Dynamics is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit www.gidynamics.com.
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