Vascular Solutions Announces FDA Clearance of Gopher Catheter


July 5, 2007

July 5, 2007 — Vascular Solutions, Inc. announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to launch the Gopher support catheter in the United States.

The Gopher catheter is designed to assist in the passage of interventional devices through arterial lesions by utilizing a unique rotational force. The Gopher catheter will be available in both 3 French and 2 French sizes and is part of Vascular Solutions' specialty catheter product line.

Initial clinical evaluations of the Gopher catheter have already occurred, and a launch of the Gopher catheter through Vascular Solutions' 80 employee direct U.S. sales force is expected to commence I the third quarter.

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