Technology | Thrombectomy Devices | July 27, 2016

Penumbra Launches ACE68 Reperfusion Catheter at SNIS 2016

Latest add-on to Penumbra System uses large bore reperfusion catheter to deliver maximum aspiration in acute ischemic stroke patients

Penumbra System, ACE68 Reperfusion Catheter, thrombectomy device, SNIS 2016, acute ischemic stroke patients

July 27, 2016 — Penumbra Inc. announced U.S. commercial availability of its latest thrombectomy device, the ACE68 Reperfusion Catheter, part of the fully integrated Penumbra System. The device was launched at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) 13th Annual Meeting in Boston.

The ACE68 Reperfusion Catheter leverages the latest advancements in tracking technology to deliver maximum aspiration power easily and safely through a large bore reperfusion catheter for extracting thrombus in acute ischemic stroke patients.

Clinical experience with the ACE68 was shared in the Industry Technology Luncheon Symposium by Blaise Baxter, M.D., chief of radiology at Erlanger Hospital in Tennessee and chairman of radiology for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga.

“The tracking technology of the ACE68 Reperfusion Catheter is the most advanced,” said Baxter. “In my clinical experience with the ACE68, I saw the device easily navigate difficult tortuosity that would have challenged other devices. ACE68’s tracking performance, combined with a large aspiration lumen to enable efficient clot removal, make ACE68 the most compelling frontline device in stroke intervention.”

The device was engineered on a new, innovative tracking platform from hub to tip. Featuring a unique coil winding geometry along 16 transitions to create the optimal tracking profile, ACE68 is designed to ensure easy tracking through tortuosity that is typical in acute ischemic stroke patients. ACE68 is powered to extract clots en masse quickly and effectively as part of the fully integrated Penumbra System.

“With the ACE68 Reperfusion Catheter, I can easily deliver full aspiration power to the occlusion,” said Johanna Fifi, M.D., assistant professor of neurology, neurosurgery and radiology at The Mount Sinai Hospital and director of the Endovascular Stroke Program at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York. “The ACE68’s large lumen increases the likelihood of capturing the clot fully within the catheter or the canister, potentially reducing the number of passes to achieve complete revascularization and minimize ENT (embolization to new territory).”

“The ACE68 provides an opportunity to reverse strokes faster and with less expense,” said Adam Arthur, M.D., MPH, FACS, professor, Department of Neurosurgery, UTHSC, Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute. “The larger lumen seems to allow better clot capture, which may reduce the need for adjunctive devices, simplify the procedure and reduce procedure cost — important considerations as hospitals look to expand stroke services.”

For more information:

Related Content

News | Cardiac Diagnostics| September 12, 2017
Contracting shingles, a reactivation of the chickenpox virus, increases a person’s risk of stroke and heart attack,...
Protembis Announces Successful First-in-Human Use of  ProtEmbo Cerebral Protection System in European Trial
News | Embolic Protection Devices| September 07, 2017
Protembis GmbH announced the first clinical applications of its ProtEmbo Cerebral Protection System to complement a...
PinnacleHealth First in Pennsylvania to Implant Sentinel Cerebral Protection System
News | Embolic Protection Devices| August 23, 2017
PinnacleHealth is the first hospital in Pennsylvania and one of the first 10 in the country to introduce new technology...
SanBio Receives $20 Million Grant for Stroke Clinical Trial
News | Stroke| July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017 — SanBio Inc.
ACCESS PTS Study Demonstrates Efficacy of EKOS Therapy for Post-Thrombotic Syndrome
News | Deep Vein Thrombosis| July 07, 2017
BTG plc recently highlighted the results of the ACCESS PTS trial, presented at the Society for Vascular Medicine 28th...
German Workshop Highlights Possibilities of Perfusion MRI
News | Stroke| July 03, 2017
When diagnosing strokes and heart diseases or looking at tumors, perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers a...
Stroke History Higher in Asymptomatic Versus Symptomatic Atrial Fibrillation Patients
News | Stroke| June 28, 2017
Newly diagnosed asymptomatic atrial fibrillation patients have a higher rate of previous stroke than those with...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Venous Therapies| June 27, 2017
This video, provided by Ekos, demonstrates the EkoSonic endovascular System thrombolytic system to treat deep vein th
Analysis Shows Increased Risk of Early Stroke with New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation Post-TAVR, SCAI 2017 late-breaking clinical trial
News | Stroke| May 12, 2017
More than one-third of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) were observed to have atrial...
3-D-printed Model of Stenotic Intracranial Artery Enables Vessel-Wall MRI Standardization
News | 3-D Printing| April 18, 2017
A collaboration between stroke neurologists at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and bioengineers at the...
Overlay Init