Atherectomy Devices

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for atherectomy systems used in peripheral or coronary arteries to debulk lesions and vessel preparation prior to angioiplasty or stenting.

A radio frequency plaque ablation system is combined inside the Minnow Guiding Reshaping Technology balloon catheter.

Feature | May 02, 2010 | By Stephanie Labelle, senior analyst, Millennium Research Group

In recent years, many medical device companies saw the underserved lower extremity as an opportunity to...

The Diamondback 360 atherectomy catheter approaching a lesion, and following treatment.

News | April 28, 2010

April 28. 2010 – A trial examining the use of an orbital atherectomy device on calcified coronary lesions...

Technology | March 12, 2010

March 12, 2010 – A rotational thrombectomy system has been indicated for mechanical declotting of occluded...

Laser atherectomy (Clir-Path,Spectranetics Corp.) uses a fiberoptic laser catheter to photo-dissolve the plaque.

Feature | February 10, 2010 | Dave Fornell

A recently introduced atherectomy catheter offers a new class of device. It offers the advantages of two...

The Diamondback 360 atherectomy system is being tested for use in the coronary arteries.

News | January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010 – The FDA has approved a trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Diamondback...

News | January 13, 2010

January 13, 2010 – A study evaluating the effectiveness of the Clir-Path laser atherectomy system met its...

News | December 30, 2009

December 30, 3009 – The U.S. Justice Department said yesterday Spectranetics Corp. agreed to pay $4.9 million in...

News | December 15, 2009

December 15, 2009 – CE Mark approval has been granted for Pathway Medical Technologies’ Jetstream G2TM NXT...

News | October 01, 2009

October 1, 2009 – Spectranetics Corp. yesterday said it filed a 510(k) application with the U.S. Food and...

News | September 21, 2009

September 21, 2009 — Minnow Medical recently announced it will be presenting interim clinical data...

Technology | August 11, 2009

August 11, 2009 – Pathway Medical Technologies Inc. today introduced the 7 French compatible version of its...

Technology | July 10, 2009

July 10, 2009 – Spectranetics Corp. said today it received FDA-clearance to market the Turbo-Tandem, a...

News | July 02, 2009

July 2, 2009 – Researchers from Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, N.H., have published a new...

Spectranetics' laser ablation catheter.

News | May 06, 2009

May 6, 2009 - Spectranetics Corp. yesterday said it made a pre-IDE (investigational device exemption)...

Lateral view of the Minnow Medical RF catheter for treating PAD.

News | April 16, 2009

April 16, 2009 - Minnow Medical this week received the CE mark, clearing its disposable Guided Reshaping...

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