News | March 05, 2007

Interventional Catheter Approved with Rapid Exchange Delivery

March 6, 2007 — St. Jude Medical Inc. has announced FDA clearance for its Venture Wire Control Catheter on a rapid exchange delivery platform, a delivery design that accommodates shorter guide wires and may result in quicker, easier coronary procedures.

A unique catheter designed with a deflectable tip that allows interventional cardiologists to treat difficult-to-reach areas of the coronary anatomy, Venture is able to bend 90 degrees. The deflectable tip helps physicians with control and precision when navigating complex turns in the artery, and it provides guide wire support when attempting to access partially blocked vessels.

The original over-the-wire version of Venture was approved in the U.S. and Europe in 2005 — the approval of Venture’s rapid-exchange delivery platform makes the catheter able to accommodate guide wires of any length, including shorter guide wires used more commonly in interventional procedures.

For more information visit

Related Content

Reflow Medical's Wingman Crossing Catheter Receives FDA Clearance for Coronary Indication
News | Catheters | October 02, 2017
October 2, 2017 — Reflow Medical Inc. announced that the company has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S.
Roxwood Medical Announces Agreement With Abbott for U.S. Product Distribution
News | Catheters | August 09, 2017
Roxwood Medical Inc. recently announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Abbott for distribution of...
Teleflex, FDA 510k clearance, TrapLiner Catheter, U.S. launch
Technology | Catheters | March 02, 2017
Teleflex Inc. has announced 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. commercial launch...
Merit Medical Systems, SwiftNINJA Steerable Microcatheter, FDA 510(k) clearance
Technology | Catheters | November 09, 2016
November 9, 2016 — Merit Medical Systems Inc.
VentureMed Group, Flex Scoring Catheter, FDA approval, peripheral arterial disease, PAD, endovascular treatment
Technology | Catheters | July 13, 2016
July 13, 2016 — VentureMed Group Ltd., specializing in devices for the endovascular treatment of...
Roxwood Medical, MicroCross Catheter, full U.S. launch

Image courtesy of Roxwood Medical

Technology | Catheters | January 07, 2016
Roxwood Medical Inc. reported that more than 500 patients have been successfully treated as part of the initial limited...
Overlay Init