StarClose SE Vascular Closure System Offers Ergonomic Design

 

February 24, 2009

Abbott's StarClose SE Vascular Closure System, a next-generation vessel closure device, is engineered to enable fast and secure closure of the femoral artery access site following a catheterization procedure.

Available in the U.S. and Europe, StarClose SE (safe and extravascular) builds upon the design of its predecessor, StarClose, with more reportedly ergonomically-friendly design features. StarClose SE utilizes the same nitinol (nickel and titanium) clip technology as StarClose to close the femoral artery access site after a catheterization procedure. When deployed, the small nitinol clip grasps the tissue on top of the artery around the access site in a purse-string fashion and closes the opening in the femoral artery rapidly and securely with minimal affect to the lumen diameter or the blood flow inside the vessel.