Intersect ENT Enrolls First Nova Sinus Implant Patient
Menlo Park, Calif.-based Intersect ENT said it has enrolled the first patient in its pivotal study evaluating the drug-eluting Nova sinus implant.
The multicenter clinical trial will enroll 80 patients to assess the safety and efficacy of the implant, which releases a bioabsorbale steroid to clear the sinuses and reduce inflammation following surgery.
This trial serves as the second cohort of a larger study. The first cohort investigated Intersect ENT’s Propel mini drug-eluting implant, approved for ethmoid sinus, to expand its indication.
The FDA has designated the Nova implant for investigational use only. — Jason Scott