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March 31, 2014 — BioCardia Inc. announced it received CE mark for its Morph AccessPro steerable introducer, designed for easier navigation through the vasculature during delivery of...

Vascular Solutions ThrombiDisc Topical Hemostat Introducer Sheaths Cath Lab

Vascular Solutions Inc. launched the ThrombiDisc topical hemostat designed for use around...

Terumo has introduced the GlideSheath Slender Hydrophilic Introducer Sheath, a 6 French sheath that has the outer diameter of a 5 French sheath. Its narrower profile makes it optimal for...

Guardian II Hemostais Valve, recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified healthcare professionals of a Class I recall of the Vascular Solutions Inc. Guardian II and Guardian II NC Hemostasis Valves. The firm is...

Due to the increasing number of transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), a new startup company has developed a transfemoral combined access and...

July 27, 2012 — Cook Medical announced general availability of the Aprima Access nonvascular introducer set, the first product in the Aprima drainage portfolio. It is a nonvascular access set used...

June 15, 2012 — Cardiosolutions Inc. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Dexterity Steerable Introducer, a next-generation...

May 1, 2012 — Theragenics Corp. announced that Galt Medical, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Theragenics, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market its Galt VTI...

January 17, 2012 – Terumo Americas Holding Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Terumo Corp., announced it acquired Onset Medical Corp., which develops interventional procedural access sheath...

May 16, 2011 - Cordis announces the launch in Europe of Radial Solutions, a complete portfolio for transradial interventions. New to the portfolio is the Cordis Radialsource Transradial Access Kit....

March 8, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced monthly liver enzyme tests are no longer required for those taking Letairis tablets (ambrisentan), made by Gilead Sciences....

February 9, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said certain lots of the Arstasis One femoral artery access system are part of a Class 1 recall. Components of the device may...

February 8, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Merit Medical Systems initiated a Class I recall for one lot of its Prelude Short Sheath Introducer, because the tips may detach...

January 27, 2010 – An ergonomic, peel-away introducer sheath was launched this week to facilitate placement of electrophysiology device leads and catheters in the venous system.

January 11, 2011 – A new vascular access system is available in the United States and Europe. The SmartNeedle Vascular Access System, by Vascular Solutions, consists of a hand-held monitor and one...

December 21, 2010 – A new introducer kit is now available in the United States. The VSI StraitSet Kit, from Vascular Solutions, contains a triaxial introducer comprising a 6 French, a 20 cm sheath...

November 16, 2010 – An all-in-one micropuncture radial access kit is now available in the United States. The Glidesheath Nitinol Kit, by Terumo Interventional Systems, is for physicians who prefer...

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...

August 17, 2010 – Certain batches of the St. Jude Medical 6 French Engage Introducer are being recalled because the shaft of some devices may separate from the hub. The company is advising...

August 11, 2010 – New sizes of the SoloPath TransFemoral Endovascular Access Catheter were recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The new sizes provide the potential to...

March 11, 2010 – The FDA cleared a new family of introducers which offer features intended to minimize trauma to the artery and set the stage for closure using a closure device. The products also...

February 3, 2010 – The new Gator ClipSeal Plug is designed to maintain a hemostatic seal around 0.035- or 0.038-inch guide wires within large hemostatic valve introducer sheaths to minimize blood...

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...

December 31, 2009 – A new micro-introducer kit launched this week features a stiffened introducer option. The AngioDynamics micro-introducers allow physicians to perform percutaneous introduction...

November 17, 2009 – Following three reports of stretching and fractures during procedures, the ViperSheath Sheath Introducer was voluntarily recalled on November 2 by Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (...

November 10, 2009 – Onset Medical Corp. today said it received U.S. FDA 510(k) marketing clearance for its SoloPath TransFemoral Endovascular Access Catheter. It is designed to provide access to...

November 4, 2009 – Cordis and FDA notified healthcare professionals this week of a nationwide recall of all lots of the CROSSOVER Sheath Introducer.

November 3, 2009 – Vascular Solutions Inc. recently launched the Guardian II Hemostasis Valve. Unlike conventional rotating hemostasis valves, the Guardian II has an ergonomic click-open and...

September 11, 2009 – Terumo Interventional Systems yesterday announced the expansion of its Pinnacle Destination Guiding Sheaths with an 8 French size to extend the range of interventional...

July 28, 2009 – Onset Medical Corporation said today it received CE mark approval to begin marketing the SoloPath Endovascular Access Catheter in the European Union.

June 25, 2009 – Terumo Interventional Systems today announced the expansion of its Pinnacle R/O II Radiopaque Marker Introducer Sheaths to provide a broader selection of marker band sheath sizes...

July 3, 2008 - A unanimous federal jury in Texas recently found that two patents exclusively licensed to Pressure Products Medical Supplies Inc., which cover medical products called valved peel-...

July 23, 2007 - Teleflex Inc., a global supplier of disposable medical products used in critical care, specialty medical, and surgical applications and Arrow International Inc. announced today...