FDA Clears Endovascular System For Clot Removal

 

October 9, 2007

October 9, 2007 - OmniSonics Medical Technologies Inc. has received clearance from the FDA to market its catheter based OmniWave Endovascular System for the infusion of physician specified fluids, including thrombolytics, and for the removal of thrombus in the peripheral vasculature, as the company targets the deep vein thrombosis (DVT) market.

The OmniWave Endovascular System has a minimally invasive catheter-based technology that delivers low-power, transverse ultrasonic energy designed to remove thrombus quickly, safely and effectively.

"The OmniWave System is designed to safely and rapidly remove blood clots in a single session,� said Richard Ganz, president and chief executive officer of OmniSonics.

The device treats DVT, which affects approximately 2 million people in the U.S. every year, and acute limb ischemia, which affects over 250,000 people in the U.S. every year.