Technology | February 24, 2009

VOYAGER NC Coronary Dilatation Catheter Features a Specialized Distal Tip

VOYAGER NC is Abbott's next-generation balloon dilatation catheter for the treatment of coronary artery disease. Specifically, VOYAGER NC was designed to restore blood flow in both predilatation and post-dilatation procedure and reportedly enables physicians to navigate tortuous anatomy and treat complex lesions before a stent is delivered.

Proprietary technological advancements incorporated into VOYAGER NC include: a specialized distal tip with a smooth, rounded shape designed to deflect off stent struts and enhance delivery of the balloon through stents; flexible tungsten markers enhance the flexibility of the catheter (or VNC); and a bi-layer balloon material designed to make the balloon thin and flexible, while enabling controlled balloon growth.

The balloon catheter was launched in the United States in March 2009.

For more information: www.abbott.com

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