How SeaStar’s device calms hyperinflammation — and could prevent lasting damage from COVID cytokine storms

SeaStar Medical’s Selective Cytopheretic Device (SCD) [Image courtesy of SeaStar Medical]SeaStar Medical recently won FDA breakthrough device designation for a new way to treat hyperinflammation with technology that could help fight chronic conditions from COVID-19 infections.

The Denver-based medical developer is seeking a humanitarian device exemption for treating children with acute kidney injury (AKI) based on an FDA-funded study, SeaStar President and CEO Eric Schlorff said in an interview with Medical Design & Outsourcing.

The company is also planning a pivotal trial with around 200 adult AKI patients in early 2023, focused on reducing mortality and dialysis dependency.

SeaStar most recently studied the use of its Selective Cytopheretic Device (SCD) on 22 COVID-19 patients with multiple organ failure in ICUs. The treatment reduced mortality to 50% (compared to 81% in the control group), while patients who used the device for more than 96 hours saw…

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How SeaStar’s device calms hyperinflammation — and could prevent lasting damage from COVID cytokine storms

SeaStar Medical’s Selective Cytopheretic Device (SCD) [Image courtesy of SeaStar Medical]

SeaStar Medical recently won FDA breakthrough device designation for a new way to treat hyperinflammation with technology that could help fight chronic conditions from COVID-19 infections.

The Denver-based medical developer is seeking a humanitarian device exemption for treating children with acute kidney injury (AKI) based on an FDA-funded study, SeaStar President and CEO Eric Schlorff said in an interview with Medical Design & Outsourcing.

The company is also planning a pivotal trial with around 200 adult AKI patients in early 2023, focused on reducing mortality and dialysis dependency.

SeaStar Medical CEO Eric Schlorff [Photo courtesy of SeaStar Medical]

SeaStar most recently studied the use of its Selective Cytopheretic Device (SCD) on 22…
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Device developer SeaStar Medical hires chief medical officer

Dr. Kevin Chung will be the chief medical officer of SeaStar Medical. [Photo courtesy of SeaStar Medical]SeaStar Medical has hired Dr. Kevin Chung as chief medical officer of the medtech developer starting July 1.

Denver-based SeaStar is developing a platform therapy focused on hyperinflammation of vital organs. The company’s Selective Cytopheretic Device was designated as a breakthrough device by the FDA earlier this year.

SeaStar is set to go public in the third quarter of 2022 through a combination with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) LMF Acquisition Opportunities (Nasdaq: LMAO).

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Device developer SeaStar Medical hires chief medical officer

Dr. Kevin Chung will be the chief medical officer of SeaStar Medical. [Photo courtesy of SeaStar Medical]

SeaStar Medical has hired Dr. Kevin Chung as chief medical officer of the medtech developer starting July 1.

Denver-based SeaStar is developing a platform therapy focused on hyperinflammation of vital organs. The company’s Selective Cytopheretic Device was designated as a breakthrough device by the FDA earlier this year.

SeaStar is set to go public in the third quarter of 2022 through a combination with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) LMF Acquisition Opportunities (Nasdaq: LMAO).

“Dr. Chung’s decades of practical experience with known applications of extracorporeal therapies and his service as a critical care intensivist make him uniquely positioned to lead SeaStar Medical’s clinical development programs,” SeaStar President and CEO Eric Schlorff said in a news release. “We are…

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