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.

The Spectranetics laser atherectomy system can be used to debulk peripheral vessels without the need for embolic protection.

Feature | May 11, 2010 | Dave Fornell
Atherectomy is a key treatment option in peripheral artery disease (PAD), and several physicians Diagnostic &...

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 enter the...

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 was granted...
Technology | March 12, 2010
March 12, 2010 – A rotational thrombectomy system has been indicated for mechanical declotting of occluded native...

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 cutting tips...

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 360º...
News | January 13, 2010
January 13, 2010 – A study evaluating the effectiveness of the Clir-Path laser atherectomy system met its primary...
News | December 30, 2009
December 30, 3009 – The U.S. Justice Department said yesterday Spectranetics Corp. agreed to pay $4.9 million in civil...
News | December 15, 2009
December 15, 2009 – CE Mark approval has been granted for Pathway Medical Technologies’ Jetstream G2TM NXT System, a...
News | October 01, 2009
October 1, 2009 – Spectranetics Corp. yesterday said it filed a 510(k) application with the U.S. Food and Drug...
News | September 21, 2009
September 21, 2009 — Minnow Medical recently announced it will be presenting interim clinical data regarding a novel...
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 single-use,...
News | July 02, 2009
July 2, 2009 – Researchers from Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, N.H., have published a new study...

Spectranetics' laser ablation catheter.

News | May 06, 2009
May 6, 2009 - Spectranetics Corp. yesterday said it made a pre-IDE (investigational device exemption) submission to...