The PneumRx Coils are made of a shape-memory material called Nitinol, common in medical implants like heart stents and bone anchors. The Coils are inserted into the diseased parts of your lung during a bronchoscopy procedure.
When in place, the Coils are designed to gently regain their shape, gathering up loose, inelastic lung tissue and holding open surrounding airways. Ten or more Coils are placed in a single lung to tighten the entire airway network. The procedure typically takes 30-45 minutes.
PneumRx Coils are not a new option for patients with severe emphysema; thousands of patients have been treated in Europe since 2008. A growing number of countries currently offer the procedure. As clinical studies are completed and regulatory approvals are secured, the PneumRx Coil therapy will be introduced in other areas of the world.
As with any medical procedure, there are risks and complications associated with the bronchoscopy procedure as well as with the PneumRx Coil treatment. PneumRx Coil therapy may not be available in every geographic area. Please read the important risk information below.