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Boston Scientific OffRoad Re-Entry Catheter System CTO PAD Cath Labs

Boston Scientific launched in the United States the OffRoad Re-Entry Catheter System to treat complete arterial...

Boston Scientific Direxion Torqueable Microcatheter Interventional Radiology

Boston Scientific has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and CE mark approval for its Direxion Torqueable Microcatheter.

Radius Medical Prodigy Support Catheter Guidewire Cath Lab Elastomeric Balloon

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Radius Medical LLC’s Prodigy Support Catheter. Engineered to provide back-up support to ...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Class I recall of Baylis Medical’s TorFlex Transseptal Guiding Sheath Kit device designed for ...

July 18, 2013 — Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and CE mark approval for the Guidezilla guide extension catheter.

Terumo Interventional Systems expanded its family of Heartrail III Coronary Guiding Catheters to include a smaller profile 5 French Ikari shape, specifically designed to provide backup support and...

Covidien Ltd Viance Crossing Catheter Enteer Re-entry System Cath Lab Catheters

Covidien announced the launch of the Viance Crossing Catheter and Enteer Re-entry System for treating chronic total occlusions (CTOs) endovascularly. The devices are now available in the United...

Aug. 8, 2012 — Vascular Solutions Inc. launched the SuperCross FT, a new flexible-tip version of its line of SuperCross microcatheters. It is designed to address the majority of complex...

Mercator MedSystems, a medical technology company whose platform Micro-Infusion Catheter technology announced preliminary results of its DANCE clinical trial that continues to follow...

Several technological advancements occurred in the PICC market in recent years that are changing the competitive landscape and driving growth. Increasingly, medical professionals are using...

May 30, 2012 — MAQUET Cardiopulmonary, a business unit of MAQUET Cardiovascular and a leader in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and extracorporeal life support (ECLS) systems, announced...

January 20, 2012 - BridgePoint Medical Inc. this week signed an agreement with Covidien to exclusively license the rights to its peripheral vascular products used to treat chronic total occlusions...

November 23, 2011 – Medical technology incubator Therix Medical announced the launch of spin-off Bluegrass Vascular Technologies, the flagship product of which is the Surfacer Inside-Out Access...

July 26, 2011 — Concentric Medical Inc. has launched the DAC 070 Catheter, the fourth and largest diameter addition to its distal access catheter (DAC) family to aid clot removal in ischemic...

May 26, 2011 – AngioDynamics announced the launch of the new 90 cm NeverTouch procedure kit featuring a longer TRE-Sheath introducer to gain vascular access above the ankle for the treatment of...

April 5, 2011 – A microcatheter system has received the CE mark. The Plato Microcath system, by Scientia Vascular, is now available in Europe for neuro, cardio and peripheral endovascular...

March 10, 2011 – A newly introduced catheter provides a superior answer for percutaneous fluid aspirations and small volume drainage procedures. The Drainer centesis catheter, from Vascular...

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...

November 24, 2009 – European CE mark clearance was granted this week for BridgePoint Medical’s coronary and peripheral chronic total occlusion (CTO) crossing system comprised of the CrossBoss CTO...

The incidence of cardiac arrhythmia is expected to increase significantly with an aging U.S. population and rising rates of obesity. In 2008, atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common complex...

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 6, 2009 — Stereotaxis received notice this week that its Celsius RMT ThermoCool catheter received CE mark for distribution in the European market.

October 22, 2009 – FlowCardia Inc. yesterday began its U.S. launch of the over the wire (OTW) delivery platform for the CROSSER 14S and CROSSER 14P peripheral chronic total occlusions (CTOs)...

October 8, 2009 – Boston Scientific Corp. this week announced its exclusive sponsorship and first enrollments of the MADIT-RIT clinical trial, which will determine the best device programming...

October 7, 2009 – FlowCardia Inc. this week launched the FlowMate Injector, which dramatically simplifies central lumen crossing of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) using the CROSSER CTO...

September 11, 2009 – Terumo Interventional Systems yesterday launched its Glidewire Advantage Peripheral Guidewire, a single wire that enables the operator to both cross the lesion and deliver...

August 3, 2009 – Abbott is conducting a voluntary recall of its POWERSAIL Coronary Dilatation Catheters, which may be damaged and can cause a leak of contrast material during use, possibly leading...

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.

July 17, 2009 – Medtronic announced today the completion of a 12-month follow-up in the STOP-AF (Sustained Treatment of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation) clinical trial evaluating the first...

July 8, 2009 – CardioFocus Inc. said yesterday it received a CE mark in Europe for its Endoscopic Ablation System (EAS) to treat patients with atrial fibrillation.

July 8, 2009 – A procedure that sends targeted energy into the heart through a catheter can be used to treat a common type of irregular heartbeat, but little is known about the treatment's long-...

June 15, 2009 - Inovio Biomedical Corp. said today it granted an option to a commercial license to develop intravascular catheters using its proprietary electroporation technology to Cardigant...

May 19, 2009 - Volcano Corp. yesterday announced an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement to initiate the formal launch of the Xtract thrombus aspiration catheter, manufactured by Lumen...

May 18, 2009 – Boston Scientific showcased its new Blazer Dx-20, a bidirectional duodecapolar diagnostic catheter, during Heart Rhythm 2009 last week in Boston.

May 14, 2009 – In final, one-year results of a multicenter randomized clinical study, catheter ablation demonstrated significantly better outcomes compared to anti-arrhythmic drug (AAD) therapy...

May 13, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare is demonstrating the clinical benefits of the world’s first volume intracardiac echocardiography (VICE) catheter, the ACUSON AcuNav V ultrasound catheter, this...

May 6, 2009 - Spectranetics Corp. yesterday said it made a pre-IDE (investigational device exemption) submission to the FDA regarding the use of laser ablation to treat in-stent restenosis (ISR)...

April 16, 2009 - Minnow Medical this week received the CE mark, clearing its disposable Guided Reshaping Technology (GRT) catheter to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD) for marketing in the...

April 10, 2009 — Invatec has entered into a strategic distribution agreement with Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) under which CSI will distribute Invatec’s FDA-cleared percutaneous transluminal...

March 30, 2009 – Medtronic and the FDA announced a Class I recall of the Innervision Snap Shunt Ventricular Catheter, BioGlide and Snap Shunt Ventricular Catheter, BioGlide.

March 24, 2009 - Ardian Inc said yesterday Medtronic Inc. has led a $47 million financing of the company to develop a new catheter-based medical device to treat hypertension.

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March 13, 2009 - BridgePoint Medical Inc. completed the first human clinical case in the U.S. using its CrossBoss CTO Catheter and Stingray CTO Re-Entry System.

February 27, 2009 – The Biosense Webster NAVISTAR RMT THERMOCOOL Catheter, a magnetically steered irrigated tip cardiac catheter for treatment of irregular heart rhythms, has received FDA...

February 12, 2009 - Endologix Inc. yesterday said a live-case demonstration of its new IntuiTrak Delivery System was featured at the International Congress XXII Endovascular Interventions...

December 23, 2008 - St. Jude Medical Inc. said this week it completed the acquisition of Radi Medical Systems AB for $250 million in cash.

December 2, 2008 - Terumo Interventional Systems’ new line of coronary diagnostic catheters, Optitorque, features the exclusive Tiger and Jacky tip shapes designed and cleared specifically for...

October 27, 2008 – Last week the FDA approved the Endologix Inc. IntuiTrak Delivery System used for the minimally invasive deployment of the Powerlink stent graft, which is indicated for the...

October 20, 2008 – Radi Medical Systems displayed its new wireless PressureWire Aeris to measure fractional flow reserve (FFR) last week during the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)...