FiberNet Embolic Protection System Available for Carotid Stenting


November 20, 2008

Lumen Biomedical's FiberNet Embolic Protection System (EPS) is indicated for capturing debris released during the stenting procedure and preventing it from traveling to the brain, where it has the potential to cause a stroke.

The FiberNet filter uses a three-dimensional design, comprised of a matrix of fibers, allowing for better capture efficiency. The low-profile filter is mounted on a guide wire, needing no delivery system to cross the lesion. Remote actuation deploys the fiber-based filter - treating vessels ranging from 3.5 to 7mm - filling the vessel and ensuring excellent wall apposition. After the particles have been captured, the FiberNet filter is retrieved into the retrieval catheter under aspiration, and removed from the patient.

The device was cleared by the FDA in November 2008.