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March 3, 2014 — Biotronik announced the release of its Passeo-18 Lux drug-releasing balloon (DRB) in all countries...

Cordis Trieme Chocolate PTA Balloon Catheter Peripheral Artery Disease PAD

Cordis Corp. announced an agreement with TriReme Medical Inc. that grants the company exclusive distribution rights for the Chocolate PTA Balloon Catheter. 

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Intact Vascular Inc., a developer of medical devices for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures, announced the start of enrollment in the Tack Optimized ...

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AngioScore, Inc., a developer of novel angioplasty catheters for use in the treatment of cardiovascular disease...

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The first clinical trial in the United States to study the use of drug-coated ...

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OrbusNeich announced the publication of a study demonstrating that lesion preparation with the company’s...

The global sales of drug-eluting balloons (DEBs) across the 10 major markets (10MM) are expected to witness a significant increase over the coming years, from $164m in 2012 to $477m in...

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AngioScore Inc., a developer of angioplasty catheters for use in the treatment of cardiovascular...

Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) balloon catheters were the first devices used in the field of interventional cardiology. The growth of the stent market, which is the largest...

AngioScore AngioSculpt Drug-Coated Scoring Catheter FIH Study

AngioScore Inc. announced the completion of enrollment in the Drug-Coated AngioSculpt Scoring Balloon Catheter First-in-Human (FIH) Study (PATENT-C). AngioScore anticipates that preliminary data...

One-year data from an Italian multicenter randomized controlled trial of the In.Pact Falcon drug-eluting balloon from Medtronic Inc. demonstrate positive and durable clinical results with the...

June 25, 2013 — Cordis Corp. announced the European CE marking and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of additional sizes of its Sleek OTW (over-the-wire) platform, a 0.014-inch...

Lutonix Drug Coated Balloon C. R. Bard Inc. PAD Treatments Clinical Trial

C. R. Bard Inc. announced the enrollment of the first patient into the Lutonix Below the Knee (BTK) Clinical Trial at The Cardiac and Vascular Institute in Gainesville, Fla. The purpose of this...

Covidien recently introduced its RapidCross 0.014-inch Rapid Exchange Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA) Balloon, which offers rapid exchange (RX) convenience with kink-resistant...

Boston Scientific, Apex, balloon catheter

The total U.S. market for PTCA and cutting balloon catheters was valued at $293.5 million in 2012. The PTCA balloon segment accounted for close to 90 percent of the total coronary balloon catheter...

 V8 Aortic Valvuloplasty Balloon Catheter InterValve

InterValve Inc. announced that it has received 510(k) clearance to market the new V8 Aortic Valvuloplasty Balloon Catheter in the United States.

 

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Physicians have new tools for treating chronic total occlusions (CTOs) after Abbott received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for guidewires and balloon dilation catheters for...

AngioSculpt 10 mm Balloon Catheter PAD treatment

AngioScore Inc. announced the launch of its new 100 mm length AngioSculpt PTA Scoring Balloon Catheters for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) below the knee (BTK).

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Using tiny balloons to temporarily block blood flow to the uterus during a high-risk Caesarean-section delivery can save the life of the mother while preventing hysterectomy and preserving...

December 26, 2012 — Covidien announced a definitive agreement to acquire CV Ingenuity. The companies expect to complete the acquisition in the first calendar quarter of 2013. Financial...

Primus Drug-Eluting Balloon Balloon Catheters Peripheral Artery Disease devices

November 1, 2012 — It looks as though drug-eluting balloons (DEBs), already widely used in Europe, are set to burst...

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AngioDynamics said it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all the outstanding capital stock of Vortex Medical Inc., a privately held company focused on the development of innovative...

September 28, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the Emerge percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)...

September 21, 2012 — Following the success of Biotronik’s Pulsar-18 0.018-inch, 4 French platform self-expanding...

July 27, 2012 — C. R. Bard Inc. announced that its Lutonix technology center has completed patient enrollment into its global, multicenter LEVANT 2 randomized clinical trial.

July 16, 2012 — TriReme Medical Inc. (TMI) announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for an expanded matrix of sizes for its unique Glider PTCA balloon...

July 9, 2012 — r4 Vascular Inc. announced clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Vector percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA)...

July 9, 2012 — Miracor Medical Systems GmbH announced that the first three ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients enrolled in its “Prepare RAMSES” ...

June 21, 2012 — TriReme Medical Inc. (TMI) announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for an expanded matrix of sizes for its Chocolate percutaneous...

June 13, 2012 — Physicians presented at EuroPCR 2012 the results of two multicenter, randomized controlled trials, the BELLO and PACIFIER studies, each one showing statistically significant...

May 30, 2012— Boston Scientific Corp. announces the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared an expanded use indication for the CRE Wireguided Balloon Dilator for endoscopic dilation of the...

May 23, 2012 - TriReme Medical Inc. announced approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Glider PTCA Catheter, indicated for treating the stenotic portion of coronary arteries...

May 4, 2012 - Angioslide Ltd., a provider of embolic capture angioplasty solutions, announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its new 3x100 mm...

May 4, 2012 - A new balloon catheter system could advance the endovascular approach to treating obstructed...

April 24, 2012 - Boston Scientific Corp. announces CE mark and European market launch of the Emerge PTCA Dilatation Catheter. The Emerge catheter is a next-generation pre-dilatation balloon...

January 25, 2012 — Physicians at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center enrolled their first patient in LEVANT 2, a global, multicenter, randomized clinical trial evaluating the safety and...

December 15, 2011 — Neovasc Inc. announced it has received the CE mark designation for its Reducer product for the treatment of refractory angina. CE marking confirms the Reducer conforms to...

December 13, 2011 – Boston Scientific announced the U.S. launch of its Charger PTA Balloon Catheter, a 0.035-inch percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloon catheter designed for a wide...

November 15, 2011 – Results from the PROFI study indicate that the use of a proximal balloon occlusion in carotid artery stenting lead to fewer cerebral ischemic lesions...

November 14, 2011 – Boston Scientific welcomed positive outcomes from the COBRA clinical trial, which evaluated post-dilation of nitinol stents using CryoPlasty therapy with the PolarCath...

November 4, 2011—Miracor Medical Systems GmbH announced that data will be reported during next week’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2011 scientific meeting in San Francisco. The...

October 7, 2011 — Among individuals 65 years and older, as many as 30 percent have aortic valve sclerosis or stenosis and, as a result of their deteriorating health, cannot enjoy a normal...

September 20, 2011 — Boston Scientific Corp. has launched its Coyote Balloon Catheter, a highly deliverable and ultra-low profile 0.014-inch balloon dilatation catheter designed to treat patients...

September 9, 2011 — Angioslide Ltd. announced the first procedures with its new 5 x 300 mm Proteus device for treating the superficial femoral artery (SFA). The technology combines a percutaneous...

August 5, 2011 — Vessix Vascular Inc. (formerly known as Minnow Medical Inc.), developer of novel percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) balloon catheter technology for peripheral leg vessels, announced...

June 20, 2011 — Boston Scientific Corporation today announced the global launch of its Mustang PTA balloon catheter, a highly deliverable 0.035-inch percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA)...
May 24, 2011 - Cordis announced it has obtained CE mark for its Empira and Empira NC RX percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) dilatation catheters for the treatment of coronary artery...
May 17, 2011 - Medrad Inc., a business of Bayer HealthCare, today announced it has received CE Mark for its Cotavance Paclitaxel Coated Balloon Angioplasty Catheter with Paccocathtechnology. The...

March 7, 2011 – A pilot study testing a system designed to improve acute coronary syndrome (ACS) revascularization has been successfully completed. The study looked at the Picso Impulse System,...

January 11, 2011 – TriReme Medical has signed an exclusive distribution and sales agreement with Century Medical for the Japanese market. Century Medical will sell TriReme’s compete line of...

December 5, 2010 – Additional lots lots of the AngioSculpt Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA) Scoring Balloon Catheters are being recalled by the AngioScore Inc. The class I recall was...

January 3, 2011 – ev3, a Covidien company, has initiated a voluntary recall of specific lots of the NanoCross .014-inch Over-the-wire (OTW) peripheral transcatheter angioplasty (PTA) dilatation...

December 16, 2010 – A system designed to improve acute coronary syndrome (ACS) revascularization following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has received CE Mark.

November 5, 2010 – New research shows that novel drug-coated balloon technology is being adopted in niche applications throughout Europe. The research, from the Millenium Research Group, also...

September 29, 2010 – Results from a trial studying the effects of a drug-eluting balloon (DEB) on peripheral artery disease (PAD) were released at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (...

September 17, 2010 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the first device that combines an angioplasty balloon and an embolic capturing feature. Angioslide's Proteus device is presently...

September 10, 2010 – Cath Labs are being encouraged this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to inspect their inventories for AngioSculpt EX Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary...

August 19, 2010 – The Cardiovascular Research Foundation recently announced the late-breaking trials and first report investigations being presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

August 9, 2010 – According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), a medical technology market research company, Invatec has traditionally held a much stronger position in the European percutaneous...

June 21, 2010 – This week, 22 new balloon sizes have been added to the PolarCath Peripheral Dilatation System, including balloon lengths of 120 and 150 mm. The Boston Scientific Corp. PolarCath...

June 2, 2010 – Covidien announced yesterday it is purchasing ev3 Inc. for $2.6 billion to expand its percutaneous vascular portfolio. The company hopes to become a leading endovascular player in...

May 26, 2010 – The first angioplasty balloon catheter to integrate intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging has gained CE-mark clearance in Europe. Volcano Corp. also announced today it completed...

May 25, 2010 – A balloon catheter technology with enhanced trackability and a redesigned tip for greater flexibility was recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and...

May 25, 2010 – The first patient has been implanted with a bare metal coronary stent mounted on a drug-eluting balloon in the European Pioneer trial, which began this week.

May 19, 2010 – A high-performance balloon dilatation catheter designed for use in peripheral angioplasty procedures below the knee was released today in both the United States and Europe. Boston...

April 28, 2010 – Deviating from its focus on intravascular imaging systems and fractional flow reserve (FFR) catheters, Volcano Corp. said yesterday it entered into a Japanese distribution...

March 26, 2010 – The FDA granted 510(k) market clearance for the AngioSculpt PTA Scoring Balloon Catheter for dilatation of lesions in renal arteries.

January 25, 2010 – Expanding its peripheral vascular disease product offerings, Medtronic Inc. today signed an agreement to acquire Invatec and two affiliated companies.

January 20, 2010 – The balloon material of the new REEF HP PTA Balloon Catheter was created for use in peripheral high-pressure dilatation procedures, especially to treat hard-to-dilate lesions....

November 18, 2009 – As part of a new partnership deal with QXMédical LLC, W. L. Gore & Associates will distribute the Q50 Stent Graft Balloon Catheter, which is designed for use with aortic...

October 21, 2009 – Cook Medical is introducing six new products in parallel to provide better treatment options to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD), including new microwires, stents and...

October 1, 2009 – Invatec recently launched the REEF HP PTA Balloon Catheter at CIRSE 2009, which the company said is ideal for use in all peripheral high-pressure dilatation procedures.

September 21, 2009 — Minnow Medical recently announced it will be presenting interim clinical data regarding a novel technology to treat Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) on Monday, Sept. 21. The...

July 16, 2009 – Cook Medical received clearance today from the FDA to market its newest balloon dilatation catheter, the Advance 35LP, which is intended for use in patients with lesions in the...