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Merit Medical Systems Inc. settled a dispute regarding the distribution of the SecureLoc Safety Introducer Needle with Bard ...

Biotronik Fortress Introducer Sheaths 5F 6F Vascular Access

Biotronik has expanded its line of reinforced introducer sheaths. 

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...