FDA Approves Next Generation MicroPort® CRM Alizea™ and Celea™ Pacemakers

  • Alizea™ and Celea™ are the world’s longest-lasting pacemakers for their size on the market today1
  • Alizea™ and Celea™ Pacemaker Systems feature AutoMRI™ Mode and Bluetooth®2 Connectivity

Clamart, France, 18 May 2023 – MicroPort® CRM, a global pioneer in the field of Cardiac Rhythm Management, headquartered in France, announced today it has received FDA approval for its latest range of implantable pacemakers, AlizeaTM and CeleaTM, the longest-lasting pacemakers for their size on the market today, as well as approval for its associated products the VegaTM pacing leads, SmartTouch XTTM tablet-based programmer, and SmartView ConnectTM Bluetooth® home monitor. This marks a significant achievement for patient care and demonstrates the company’s commitment to the United States market.

AlizeaTM and CeleaTM feature the AutoMRI mode, a groundbreaking algorithm invented by MicroPort® CRM, that increases patients’ safety and quality of life when undergoing an MRI examination. Patients only need to visit their cardiologist once within ten days before their MRI scan to activate the MRI mode. Once the mode is programmed, upon entering the MRI field, the pacemaker automatically switches to the MRI mode and following the exam reverts back to its initial settings which significantly improves the workflow for both patients and medical staff. These devices when implanted with the VegaTM pacing leads are rated for use in 1.5 and 3 Tesla MRI scanners3.

At a volume of only 11cc and a projected longevity of 13 years4, Alizea™ and Celea™ are the longest-lasting pacemakers for their size on the market today. This leading innovation improves the standard of care for patients and physicians and reduces healthcare costs. Greater longevity in pacemakers saves many patients from having to undergo extra pacemaker generator changes and the risk of related complications such as infection.

Patients implanted with AlizeaTM or CeleaTM are provided with the SmartView ConnectTM home monitor, which is placed next to their bed. The SmartView ConnectTM home monitor interface has been designed to be easy to use for an elderly patient population, providing this age group with greater autonomy and involvement in their medical care. The monitor automatically and regularly transmits to the cardiologist detailed reports on the functioning of the system, as well as timely alerts about abnormal rhythms, like atrial fibrillation, or alerts triggered by patients when experiencing symptoms.

"MicroPort® CRM has always been committed to providing medical devices with the most advanced technology and features to improve patient outcomes and reduce the burden on the healthcare system”, said Benoît Clinchamps, President of MicroPort® CRM. “AlizeaTM and CeleaTM pacemakers, associated with the SmartView ConnectTM home monitor, are a perfect example of our objective to improve the management of healthcare by reducing hospital visits while ensuring continuity of monitoring and follow-up. These new pacemakers keep patients connected to their clinical team with secured and streamlined communication.”

"Since launching our first pacemaker more than fifty years ago, MicroPort® CRM has continued to develop pioneering cardiac technologies, culminating with this FDA approval for the Alizea™ and Celea™ Pacemaker Systems," said Aamir Mahmood, Vice President - Americas. "Our team has worked tirelessly to develop a device that not only improves patient outcomes but also provides convenience and peace of mind for patients and their families. The AlizeaTM and CeleaTM pacemakers, Vega pacing lead, SmartTouch XT programmer, and SmartView Connect remote monitor will make a significant difference in the lives of our patients."

The approval of AlizeaTM, CeleaTM, and associated products is the latest in a number of FDA approvals for MicroPort® in the U.S. Last year, MicroPort®’s EasyFinderTM cardiac electrophysiology diagnostic catheters and PathBuilderTM transseptal puncture products received FDA approvals and will be distributed by the MicroPort® CRM organization.

About cardiac pacemakers

Cardiac pacemakers are implanted in patients with an abnormally low heart rate (bradycardia), preventing them from leading a normal life. They are implanted under the skin, in the chest area, and are connected to the heart by transvenous leads that conduct electrical impulses to pace the heart and restore a normal heart rhythm. Patients implanted with a pacemaker must be regularly monitored by their cardiologist to ensure that the pacing system is working correctly.

About MicroPort CRM

MicroPort® CRM is a pioneering company in the field of Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM), and a subsidiary of MicroPort Scientific Corporation (stock code: 00853. HK), with world headquarters in France. MicroPort® CRM is dedicated to improving the standard of care by bringing patients and physicians the most advanced cardiac technologies. Through its long-standing expertise, MicroPort® CRM develops, manufactures, and markets in more than 50 countries worldwide cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization systems, and ECG diagnostic solutions for the management of cardiac rhythm disorders and heart failure. Its state-of-the-art products are manufactured in France, Italy, and the Dominican Republic.

For more information, please refer to www.microport.com

1 : Longevity comparison developed using equivalent conditions and settings across manufacturers for device models under 14cc. Refer to manufacturers manuals.

2: Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc

3: Microport CRM MRI Solutions Manuals available online at microportmanuals.com

4: SafeR mode ON, assuming 50% atrial pacing and 5% ventricular pacing, 60 min-1, 2,5V, 0,35 ms, 750 ohms, sensors ON, Holter ON, Remote ON. Refer to Alizea and Borea user manuals available at microportmanuals.com.

Contact for MicroPort CRM (Americas)

Richard Clark

Senior Marketing & Education Manager - Americas

Phone: +1 817-846-1727

Email: richard.clark@crm.microport.com