Seven papers were presented on the use of the ExoVasc Personalised External Aortic Root Support in two sessions at the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Annual meeting in Vienna on 8 October 2017.  The EACTS Daily News featured a full-page article entitled An update on PEARS featuring the introductory presentation by Professor John Pepper.  The subsequent presentations by five other surgeons led to a positive discussion in a dedicated session on the PEARS approach.  Exstent also enjoyed a busy stand at the associated technical exhibition, where the ExoVasc support was shown to many surgeons and attracted considerable interest from distributors and cardiac surgery device manufacturers.