J & amp;J ’s Auris Has Solid Data to Support Monarch

Johnson &Johnson’s Auris Health revealed late-breaking data from the BENEFIT study during the CHEST 2019 Conference in New Orleans last week. BENEFIT is a study of the Monarch Platform, a robotic technology indicated for the use in diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic procedures. BENEFIT assessed the safety and feasibility of using a robotic system to aid in the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions 1cm to 5 cm in size. During the study, investigators performed robotic-assisted bronchoscopy using the Monarch Platform on 55 patients across five study sites. The Monarch Platform localized targeted nodules using a combination of direct visualization, navigational guidance and radial endobronchial ultrasound (R-EBUS). The primary effectiveness endpoint, successful localization of targeted pulmonary lesions, was reported in 52/54 (96.3%) of procedures. Pneumothorax occurred in 2/55 (3.6%) of procedures and required tube thoracostomy in 1/55 (1.8%) procedure. No additional serious adverse events were reported. "The results from the BENEFIT study demonstrate the potential of Monarch to help physicians diagnose these hard-to-reach lesions," said Josh DeFonzo, COO of Auris Health, said in a release. "We are very encouraged by the results of the BENEFIT study and are thrilled to be making a positive impact on the diagnosis of lung conditions. We will continue to build robust clinical evidence around the Monarch Platform to support its use in...
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