Press Release

Monday, 12 November 2012

Steering Committee Meeting

The ESPOIR Steering Committee Meeting took place on 30th of October 2012 in Barcelona at the 26th EACTS Annual Meeting. During the Scientific Programme Prof. Haverich gave an update on the “Clinical results with in vitro unseeded tissue engineered heart valves”. 

The Steering Committee discussed the next steps towards the clinical phase of the ESPOIR project which is expected to start in early 2013. A prospective multi-centre trial at 8 leading centres in the field of congenital heart disease in Europe will be performed to evaluate decellularized homograft heart valves for pulmonary valve replacement.