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FDA Approves Zephyr Endobronchial Valve

July 3, 2018
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The FDA granted approval for PulmonX’s Zephyr endobronchial valve, used for treating breathing difficulties in patients with severe emphysema.

The device is placed in the lung airways of patients using a flexible bronchoscope during a hospital procedure.

The valves close during patient inhalation, keeping air from entering the damaged area of the lung and open during exhalation, releasing trapped air and relieving pressure.

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