An abstract on Xeltis clinical data has been shortlisted as one of five finalists at the EACTS Techno-College Innovation Award. Professor Tomasz Mroczek from the Children’s University Hospital, Krakow, Poland will present 1-year Xeltis data on the “First clinical experience with restorative pulmonary valved conduit” as part of the Awards process. Professor Mroczek implanted the Xeltis pulmonary valve as part of the Xplore-1 clinical trial along with two other trial centers in EU and Asia.

The presentation will take place at TechnoCollege on Saturday, 20th October, 14:15 to 17:30 as part of the Lion’s Den session in the Auditorium of the MiCo Congressi, Milan, Italy. It will run in a ‘rapid response’ format and the 2018 winner will be selected following presentations from all five finalists by a judging panel and the assembled audience.

The EACTS New Technology Taskforce is designed to celebrate and award innovations with the potential to change standard practice and go beyond marginal improvements in existing procedures or products.

EACTS is devoted to the practice of cardio-thoracic surgery. Its 32nd Annual meeting launches a new 3-day program, Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 October 2018, featuring Techno-College, Professional Challenge Sessions, Focus Sessions, Abstract Sessions and Hands-on Training.