Rotational Thrombectomy System Clears Dialysis Grafts, Native Fistulae

 

March 12, 2010

A rotational thrombectomy system has been indicated for mechanical declotting of occluded native vessel dialysis fistulae and synthetic dialysis access grafts.

Argon Medical Devices Inc. will lead all marketing and distribution efforts for the Cleaner Rotational Thrombectomy System from Rex Medical L.P. in the United States, European Union and Canada.

Traditionally, mechanical thrombectomy devices have been used for rapid removal of thrombus from occluded synthetic dialysis access grafts and native vessel dialysis fistulae. Cleaner technology provides an innovative and ergonomically designed, percutaneous 6 French catheter based system designed to augment current treatment options available to the physician base.

A disposable, battery-operated hand-held drive unit is attached to a wire and rotates at 4,000 RPM. The distal, sinuous shaped tip of the wire facilitates atraumatic mechanical declotting of occluded hemodialysis access sites. The radiopaque outer catheter distal tip and sinuous wire segment allows the end user to effectively navigate through tortuous or thrombosed vascular access sites under fluoroscopic visualization.

Argon Medical Devices Inc. will lead all marketing and distribution efforts for Cleaner in the United States, European Union and Canada.

The system was cleared by the FDA in March 2010.

For more information: www.rexmedical.com

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