Meril Life Sciences Inks Pact with Japan Lifeline Expanding Presence Globally

Dec 1, 2023: Meril Life Sciences has signed an agreement with Japan’s leading cardiovascular medtech company, Japan Lifeline. This strategic alliance empowers Japan Lifeline to promote Meril’s next generation transcatheter heart valve, Myval Octacor, upon PMDA approval in Japan.

Myval Octacor is a balloon-expandable transcatheter heart valve implant designed for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement / Implantation (TAVR / TAVI) procedures. It features a wide range of sizes to fit a broader patient population as compared to legacy technology. It also has a unique octagonal cell structure that improves accuracy of placement.

More than 25,000 heart valves manufactured by Meril have been implanted across 75 countries over past 7 years with proven clinical safety, efficacy and are supported by 80+ scientific publications. Currently Meril is the market leader in transcatheter heart valves in India and dedicates time and energy by supporting physician education as well as patient awareness regarding aortic valve disease amongst various cardiovascular diseases.

Sanjeev Bhatt, Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy at Meril Life Sciences said, “Our collaboration with Japan Lifeline represents a pivotal moment for Meril. We are confident that our partnership will not only enhance patient outcomes but also strengthen our position as a global leader in cardiovascular solutions.”

Japan Lifeline’s President and CEO, Keisuke Suzuki, commented on the strategic alliance with Meril, saying, “We have been involved in the field of heart valve disease treatment for about 30 years. It’s very emotional for us to enter the market with a next generation TAVR / TAVI technology that has proven clinical results worldwide.”

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