News

February 16, 2011 – To expand its portfolio of devices for lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD), Boston Scientific this week acquired two new technologies to treat chronic total...

January 25, 2011 – A microcatheter offering superior crossability, flexibility and guidewire support during coronary and peripheral catheterization procedures was released this week by Vascular...

January 13, 2011 – A catheter that removes emboli and thrombi from vessels in the coronary and peripheral vasculature has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The...

November 17, 2010 – A drug-eluting balloon (DEB) and a coronary stent have received CE mark approval in Europe. The DEB and the coronary CoCr stent, both by Blue Medical, have been approved for...

October 21, 2010 – Vascular Solutions has acquired the assets related to snare products from Radius Medical Technologies and its subsidiary, Radius Medical, LLC. Vascular Solutions has been...

October 13, 2010 – A new guidewire has been launched for use in challenging, small vessel peripheral angioplasty procedures. The Journey Guidewire, by Boston Scientific, is 0.014 inches and...

October 5, 2010 – A U.S. clinical study evaluating the CrossBoss and Stingray catheters in treating chronically occluded coronary arteries concluded in August and Bridgepoint Medical has asked the...

September 28, 2010 – A guiding catheter specifically designed for right radial access to maximize transradial interventional procedures is released in the United States. Terumo Interventional...

September 27, 2010 - Treating varicose veins with a new access kit reduces the number of steps and reduces procedure time. The .018-inch nitinol long-access wire for the VenaCure EVLT system, by...

September 21, 2010 – Two companies announced that they have entered into a distribution agreement in the United States. The agreement allows Vascular Solutions to distribute Shepherd Scientific’s...

July 16, 2010 – Biosense Webster Inc.

June 24, 2010 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced this week that it has given a $2.2 million grant to fund new treatment technology for atrial fibrillation (AF). The grant will...

June 21, 2010 – Long-term data presented today from Ardian’s Symplicity HTN-1 study demonstrate that the significant reductions in blood pressure achieved using renal denervation (RDN) treatment...

June 10, 2010 – The single-use EZ Steer bi-directional catheters are now cleared for reprocessing through Ascent. The reprocessing of this device enables electrophysiology (EP) labs to save money...

May 20, 2010 – A fractional flow reserve (FFR) guide wire gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and European CE mark to speed treatment of multivessel disease. These blockages...

May 19, 2010 – Three distinct lumens in a new line of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) increase flexibility to administer medications simultaneously. It also allows contrast power...

April 22, 2010 – Instead of using a conventional spring coil design, a new guidewire uses a micro-cut nitinol sleeve for improved torque control. The Kinetix Guidewire was launched today for use...

April 13, 2010 – A catheter designed to deliver embolic materials and radiopaque media to selected sites in visceral vascular territories recently gained FDA clearance. The Gandras Visci-G is a 5...

February 1, 2010 – The FDA granted market clearance for the PICC WAND introducer catheter, which enables clinicians to insert a peelable sheath for PICC or midline catheter placement using the new...

January 15, 2010 – A Dutch multicenter trial (DUET) is comparing ultrasound (US) accelerated catheter-directed thrombolysis to standard catheter-directed thrombolysis in patients with recently...