Promising treatment success in patients with severe COVID-19 courses
Hennigsdorf, 21.04.2021 – Pentracor GmbH, a medical technology company based in Hennigsdorf near Berlin (convertible bond ISIN: DE000A289XB9, WKN: A289XB), active in the dynamically growing healthcare sector, has achieved further promising treatment successes with its CE-certified and patent-protected medical product PentraSorb® CRP in patients with severe COVID-19 courses. For example, the Havelhöhe Community Hospital in Berlin has been using Pentracor's new therapeutic extracorporeal treatment method for severely ill COVID-19 patients for several weeks and has already achieved a significant improvement in the patients' clinical condition after a short period of time.
Report about COVID-19 patient, who was successfully treated with the PentraSorb®
The Märkische Oderzeitung reported about a recently successfully treated COVID-19 patient. The patient was treated 4 times with CRP apheresis and is recovering rapidly from the disease. The article describes that the therapy most likely saved the patient from intensive care medical treatment.
Feature about CRP apheresis in the magazine rbb PRAXIS
The use of CRP apheresis in COVID-19 patients was presented once again in the rbb PRAXIS magazine.
The feature reports the recent successful treatment of a COVID-19 patient with apheresis. In addition, Prof. Dr. Kielstein from the Braunschweig Clinic advocates for the therapy.
Clinical trial CRP apheresis after myocardial infarction published
Results of the first clinical trial of CRP apheresis after acute myocardial infarction (CAMI1) were published in the cardiology journal Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine.
"CRP apheresis as anti-inflammatory therapy for acute myocardial infarction: results from the CAMI-1 trial."
The article describes that C-reactive protein substantially triggers myocardial damage after myocardial infarction.
"C-reactive protein triggers cell death in ischemic cells":
In the Research Topic "Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Pentraxin and Pentraxin-Associated Proteins" of the journal Frontiers in Immunology, a review on the pathomechanism of CRP in organ-damaging inflammation was published.
In this article, the current scientific knowledge of the pathological function of CRP is concisely summarized and the therapeutic concept of CRP apheresis is explained in detail on the basis of the clinical CAMI-1 study (after myocardial infarction) and CASTRO-1 study (after stroke).
Teaser for the webinar "Anti-inflammatory strategies for COVID-19"
Here is a “short” teaser to record our webinar on anti-inflammatory strategies for COVID-19, which is intended to provide an overview of what we believe to be the most exciting topics, key messages and areas of conflict at the event.
Pentracor GmbH recently held its first webinar with renowned physicians from Germany and Switzerland to discuss the increasingly clear relevance of the pathological function of CRP in the inflammatory, severe phase of COVID-19.
He was awarded in the category 'Medical Innovation Practices & Clinics - Cardiology' for the application of the innovative CRP apheresis after myocardial infarction. He prevailed against almost all colleagues, in particular also from university hospitals and heart centers.
CAMI1 study was Highlight at the 85th DGK Annual Meeting
Das Poster “Selective CRP apheresis as a new treatment option in STEMI: Final results of the CAMI1 Study” von der CAMI1-Studiengruppe wurde als Highlight der DGK Jahrestagung im Bereich “Interventionelle Kardiologie” vorgestellt.
The abstract "Selective CRP apheresis as a new therapeutic option in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction (STEMI)" by Dr. Wolfgang Ries was awarded as one of the 10 best at the 10th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Nephrology (DGfN) 2018.
The poster "Selective CRP apheresis as a new treatment option in acute myocardial infarction (CAMI1 study)" by Prof. Dr. Christoph Garlichs was awarded a poster prize at the 84th Annual Meeting of the DGK.
The 100th patient was successfully treated with CRP apheresis
Der 100. Patient wurde dieser Tage mit der CRP-Apherese behandelt. Diese Behandlung lief im Rahmen der CABY1-Studie (CRP-Apherese nach koronarer Bypass-Operation) und wurde wie gewohnt sicher durchgeführt. Wir freuen uns, dass nun schon 100 Patienten von der Therapie profitieren konnten und hoffen, noch zahlreichen weiteren Menschen helfen zu können.
On August 25, 2010, Dr. Ahmed Sheriff together with Birgit Vogt, Dr. Rudolf Kunze, Stephan Hiller and Dr. Bernd Wegener founded Pentracor GmbH to implement the idea of CRP apheresis for acute inflammation-driven diseases such as myocardial infarction.