ProArc Medical awarded $2.2 million European Union grant

Editor’s note: News of this announcement appeared in Globes.

ProArc Medical announced that it received a $2.2 million grant from the prestigious Horizon 2020 program as a part of the European Innovation Council pilot. The two-year grant supports further scientific studies and commercialization of ProArc’s ClearRing BPH implant.

ProArc Medical's ClearRing implant

ProArc’s pre-shaped sub-surface nitinol implant is placed inside the prostate to relieve urinary symptoms caused by enlarged prostate.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, is one of the most common urological diseases among men. As the prostate enlarges with age, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing urinary symptoms that seriously affect quality of life. Over 50% of men in their 50s and up to 90% of men over 80 experience BPH symptoms. About one-third of these men will develop symptoms that require treatment.[1]

ProArc’s ClearRing implant is a minimally invasive prostatic reshaping implant designed to treat lower urinary tract symptoms due to BPH. Prostatic support is provided by a proprietary pre-shaped nitinol implant positioned inside the prostate tissue just under the urethral surface. The ClearRing procedure allows patients to resume their normal lifestyles and preserves patients’ sexual function through a procedure that is up to twice as fast as the current standard surgical procedure.

It is an honor to be chosen to receive the Horizon 2020 grant which further affirms the need for a better BPH solution. This award represents another step forward in ProArc’s journey to offer a simple and reversible procedure, with a focus on improving quality of life, to the many men in need.

ProArc CEO David Nitsan

[1] Enlarged Prostate (BPH). WebMD.

About ProArc Medical

Founded in 2010 by Yair Feld, MD, and The Trendlines Group (SGX: 42T) (OTCQX: TRNLY), ProArc is an Israeli company that develops minimally invasive solutions to alleviate symptoms caused by BPH (enlarged prostate) and improve the quality of life of men suffering from BPH.