Mainstay Medical’s ReActiv8-B Clinical Trial Passes Mid-point Trial on target to complete enrolment around end 2017

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Mainstay Medical International plc ("Mainstay" or the "Company", Euronext Paris: MSTY.PA and ESM of the Irish Stock Exchange: MSTY.IE), a medical device company focused on bringing to market ReActiv8®, an implantable restorative neurostimulation system to treat disabling Chronic Low Back Pain ("CLBP"), announces that over half the required number of implants in the ReActiv8-B Clinical Trial have been performed.

The trial is intended to gather data in support of an application for pre-market approval (PMA) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a key step towards commercialization of ReActiv8 in the US. Information about the trial can be found at

69 subjects have been implanted with ReActiv8 in the trial. The trial design requires 128 subjects in the pivotal cohort to reach the 120-day endpoint before data are made available. An "interim look" for sample size re-estimation is planned when half the implanted subjects have data from the 120-day visit. The enrolment rate has been accelerating as the number of active sites has increased during 2017.

ReActiv8 is designed to electrically stimulate the nerves responsible for contracting muscles which stabilize the lumbar spine. Activation of these muscles to restore functional stability has been shown to facilitate recovery from CLBP. Mainstay received CE Marking for ReActiv8 in May 2016 based on positive results from the ReActiv8-A clinical trial which demonstrated a clinically important, statistically significant and lasting improvement in pain, disability and quality of life in people with disabling CLBP and few other treatment options. Mainstay has begun commercialization in Europe, focusing initially on Germany, where the Company aims to drive adoption of ReActiv8 in a select number of high volume multi-disciplinary spine care centers. More recently, commercialization has begun in Ireland, Mainstay’s home market.

Peter Crosby, CEO of Mainstay, commented:

"The ReActiv8-B Clinical Trial is advancing well, and, based on our experience to date, we anticipate completing enrolment around the end of this year, with results available in 2018. The ReActiv8-B trial is a key step towards commercialization in the US, our most significant target market, and we are pleased with the progress.

"Our initial commercialization of ReActiv8 in Europe is well underway. Our strategy is to work with key reference centers in Germany, and then build on that experience and data from the ReActiv8-B Trial to expand commercialization to additional centers and other countries."

ReActiv8-B Clinical Trial

The ReActiv8-B Clinical Trial is an international, multi-center, prospective randomized sham controlled triple blinded trial with one-way crossover, conducted under an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE). The statistical design of the Clinical Trial requires data from the pivotal cohort of 128 randomized subjects at the 120-day primary outcome assessment visit. Total number of subjects implanted will also include some enrolled and implanted as part of the surgical roll-in phase, in addition to subjects in the pivotal cohort. The Trial is designed with an "interim look" for sample size re-estimation when primary outcome data are available from half the subjects in the pivotal cohort, and if necessary the number of subjects in the pivotal cohort may be increased to achieve the targeted statistical significance. The interim analysis will be performed by a third-party independent statistician under the direction of the Data Monitoring Committee (DMC), and the interim results, other than a DMC recommendation regarding the findings, will remain blinded to the Company, study subjects, investigators and Clinical Trial sites.

The primary efficacy endpoint of the ReActiv8-B Clinical Trial is a comparison of responder rates between the treatment and control arms. The Clinical Trial will be considered a success if there is a statistically significant difference in responder rates between the treatment and control arms. The Clinical Trial, if successful, will provide what is referred to as Level 1A Evidence of efficacy of ReActiv8, which may be used to support applications for favorable reimbursement in the USA. Evidence from the ReActiv8-B Trial will also be used to support market development activities worldwide.