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Re-entry catheter system for treating artery blockages
Catheters : 06 February, 2014
The OffRoad Re-Entry Catheter System from Boston Scientific is now being used for treating completely blocked leg arteries in the USA
Study shows no catheter migration
Catheters : 03 February, 2014
A study on peripherally inserted central catheters shows prime advantage of zero incidences of catheter migration reducing the need for re-insertion
Avinger receives CE Mark approval for lumectomy catheter for image-guided atherectomy
Catheters : 30 August, 2013
Avinger receives CE Mark approval for Pantheris - a system that combines directional atherectomy capabilities with real-time intravascular visualization to remove plaque from blocked arteries.
Boston Scientific receives FDA approval for IntellaTip MiFi XP ablation catheter
Catheters : 22 August, 2013
Boston Scientific continues to expand its electrophysiology (EP) offerings with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its IntellaTip MiFi XP catheter and 510(k) clearance of its Zurpaz 8.5F steerable sheath.
St Jude Medical acquires Endosense to add to electrophysiology portfolio
Catheters : 20 August, 2013
St Jude Medical acquires Endosense, a Switzerland-based company that has pioneered contact-force measurement in catheter ablation.
St Jude Medical receives FDA approval of MediGuide Enabled Ablation Catheters
Catheters : 16 August, 2013
St Jude Medical receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and first use of MediGuide Enabled Ablation Catheters.
Covidien launches RF ablation catheter to eliminate need for multiple endoscope introductions
Catheters : 14 August, 2013
Covidien is expanding the company's portfolio of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) catheters with the launch of the Barrx Channel RFA Endoscopic Catheter for treating Barrett's esophagus and certain gastrointestinal bleeding disorders.
Hansen Medical reinforces collaboration with Philips to develop robotic systems for endovascular interventions
Catheters : 18 July, 2013
Hansen Medical, a global leader in intravascular robotics, and Philips are reaching an important milestone in their long-term collaboration by securing certified compatibility - article 12 of the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC, as amended by 2007/47/EC - between Hansen Medical's Magellan Robotic System and Philips' Allura interventional X-ray systems.
Boston Scientific launches guide extension catheter in USA and Europe
Catheters : 15 July, 2013
Boston Scientific receives US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance and CE Mark approval for the Guidezilla Guide Extension Catheter and has launched the device in the USA and Europe.
CorMedix receives CE Mark for catheter lock solution
Catheters : 08 July, 2013
CorMedix receives CE Mark approval for Neutrolin, a catheter lock solution, for patients with central venous catheters on haemodialysis secondary to advanced chronic kidney disease.
ZOLL acquires the assets of CoAxia
Catheters : 02 July, 2013
ZOLL Medical purchases the assets of CoAxia of Maple Grove, Minnessota, USA, an early revenue stage medical device company that provides catheter-based perfusion augmentation therapies to improve outcomes for patients with cerebral ischemia resulting from vasospasm, following subarachnoid haemorrhage.
Clinical data shows benefits of parachute ventricular partitioning device
Catheters : 24 May, 2013
CardioKinetix is reporting results of a meta-analysis study of the first-of-its-kind catheter-based Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device.
Vention Medical launches online tool to speed the development of modular balloon catheter prototypes
Catheters : 21 May, 2013
Vention Medical is launching an online tool that allows customers to design their own balloon catheter prototypes built to their specifications, for delivery in as little as two weeks.
Needleless connector technology reduces the need for occlusion de-clotting medication
Catheters : 16 May, 2013
Smiths Medical is unveiling an alternative product that decreases catheter occlusions, a common problem with IV catheters.
Boston Scientific completes first-in-human clinical trial of ablation catheter for patients with Type 1 atrial flutter
Catheters : 08 May, 2013
Boston Scientific completes a first-in-human clinical trial utilising the IntellaTip MiFi XP Ablation Catheter for the treatment of type 1 atrial flutter, an arrhythmia originating in the right atrium of the heart that affects nearly one million people in the USA.
Century Medical receives Shonin approval in Japan for TriReme's Glider PTCA Catheter
Catheters : 24 April, 2013
TriReme Medical's Japanese partner, Century Medical (CMI), receives Shonin approval for the Glider PTCA catheter indicated for treating the stenotic portion of coronary arteries or bypass grafts to improve myocardial perfusion.
Barts Hospital, London starts enrolling first patients in ROX Medical's CONTROL-HTN resistant hypertension trial
Catheters : 27 March, 2013
St Bartholomew's and the London NHS Trust (Barts) enrolls their first patients in the ROX Medical CONTROL-HTN international randomized controlled hypertension trial.
Volcano launches new microcatheter in the USA and Europe
Catheters : 18 March, 2013
Volcano launches the Valet high performance microcatheter in the United States and Europe.
Support catheter tool assists treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease
Catheters : 11 March, 2013
Boston Scientific is launching the company's 0.035inch and 0.018inch Rubicon Support Catheter in the USA.
CardioKinetix completes financing series for catheter-based heart failure therapy
Catheters : 04 March, 2013
CardioKinetix completes the $23 million second-tranche of its Series E financing, bringing the total financing round to $48 million.
Volcano releases iPad teaching application for digital IVUS catheter
Catheters : 05 February, 2013
Volcano is introducing a new interactive educational tool to facilitate learning about IVUS-guided interventional procedures with its new Visions PV.035 Digital IVUS Catheter.
St Jude Medical receives European CE Mark approval for intracardiac echocardiography catheter
Catheters : 18 January, 2013
St Jude Medical receives European CE Mark approval of the company's ViewFlex Xtra Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) Catheter.
Open-irrigated temperature ablation catheter clinical trial sees first patient treated
Catheters : 17 January, 2013
The first patient has been treated in the Boston Scientific ZERO AF clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Blazer Open-Irrigated Temperature Ablation Catheter in patients with symptomatic, drug refractory paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
Randomized multicentre clinical trial aims to study minimally invasive device to treat heart failure
Catheters : 10 January, 2013
CardioKinetix, a medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart failure, is reporting that the first patients are beginning enrollment in PARACHUTE IV, the randomized pivotal US trial of the minimally invasive Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device for the treatment of heart failure.
Avinger receives US FDA clearance for CTO crossing device with onboard imaging
Catheters : 20 December, 2012
Avinger, a medical device manufacturer of innovative, multi-functional imaging catheters for crossing chronic total occlusions (CTOs) in patients with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), receives US FDA clearance to market Ocelot | PIXL in the United States.
Combined triple lumen/IVC filter receives CE Mark
Catheters : 11 December, 2012
BiO2 Medical receives CE Mark approval for the triple lumen Angel Catheter which is a Nitinol, Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter, permanently attached to a central venous catheter (CVC) for the use of preventing Pulmonary Embolism (PE) in critically ill patients.
Study shows that renal denervation technology is safe and sustained at six months
Catheters : 06 November, 2012
New data released in the Clinical Science and Special Reports Session during the annual American Heart Association (AHA) meeting indicates that St Jude Medical's EnligHTN renal denervation system provides a safe, effective and sustained reduction in office and ambulatory blood pressure measurements at six months.
New safety IV catheter receives CE clearance
Catheters : 31 October, 2012
Smiths Medical's Jelco IntuitIV Safety IV Catheter for intravenous infusion receives the CE mark for clinical use in the European Economic Area (EEA) and other countries accepting CE-marked devices.
Transcatheter aortic valve system virtually eliminates aortic regurgitation with no vascular complications
Catheters : 25 October, 2012
Transcatheter heart valve innovator Direct Flow Medical's DISCOVER CE Mark trial met its primary mortality endpoint.
Clinical study evaluates new imaging catheter to cross CTOs in patients with PAD
Catheters : 15 October, 2012
Avinger reveals results from the CONNECT II global clinical trial results at the Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) Conference 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Surefire Medical receives FDA clearance for angiographic catheters
Catheters : 12 October, 2012
Surefire Medical receives 510(k) FDA clearance to market the company's range of Surefire Angiographic Catheters which will be launched in the USA later in 2012.
Volcano receives CE Mark and 510(k) clearance for digital IVUS catheter
Catheters : 09 October, 2012
Volcano receives clearance to market the company's new Visions PV .035 Digital IVUS Catheter in both the USA and Europe.
Boston Scientific launches new PTCA balloon dilatation catheter in the USA
Catheters : 02 October, 2012
Boston Scientific receives US Food and Drug Administration clearance for the Emerge Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) Balloon Dilatation Catheter and has begun marketing the device in the United States.
Covidien releases new device for endovascular treatment of peripheral vascular disease
Catheters : 18 September, 2012
Covidien is launching the Viance Crossing Catheter and Enteer Re-entry System for treating chronic total occlusions (CTOs) endovascularly.
Abiomed receives FDA 510(k) clearance for percutaneous heart pump
Catheters : 11 September, 2012
Abiomed receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new percutaneous, catheter-based Impella device providing peak flows of approximately four litres of blood per minute.
Catheter Connections signs distribution deal with Merit Medical Systems
Catheters : 30 August, 2012
Catheter Connections is entering into an exclusive distribution agreement with Merit Medical Systems, a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used primarily in cardiology and radiology.
Smiths Medical agrees distribution deal with Nexus Medical
Catheters : 22 August, 2012
Smiths Medical signs an agreement with Nexus Medical to distribute the company's family of Nexus TKO anti-reflux needle free valves and extension sets in the USA and Canada.
Sorin Group invests in Cardiosolutions to develop mitral valve technology
Catheters : 10 July, 2012
Sorin Group is making a minority investment in Cardiosolutions, an early-stage company focused on the development of an innovative percutaneous system to treat patients with moderate to severe mitral valve regurgitation.
St Jude Medical receives FDA clearance of the AMPLATZER Vascular Plug 4
Catheters : 19 June, 2012
St Jude Medical receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and plans to immediately launch the AMPLATZER Vascular Plug 4 (AVP 4) for use in transcatheter embolization procedures (minimally invasive procedures that involve the selective blocking of blood vessels) within the peripheral vasculature.
Endosense completes enrollment in force-sensing ablation catheter study
Catheters : 15 June, 2012
TOCCASTAR is a prospective, randomized, multi-centre investigational device exemption (IDE) trial designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the company's TactiCath force-sensing ablation catheter in patients with symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF).
Endosense receives CE Mark approval for force-sensing ablation catheter
Catheters : 13 June, 2012
Endosense's TactiCath Quartz force-sensing ablation catheter is now CE mark approved.
MAQUET Cardiovascular acquires dual lumen catheter from Avalon Laboratories
Catheters : 31 May, 2012
MAQUET Cardiopulmonary, a business unit of MAQUET Cardiovascular, signs an agreement with Avalon Laboratories to acquire its Avalon Elite Bi-Caval Dual Lumen Catheter and complimentary vascular access kits for use during ECMO and ECLS.
TriReme Medical receives FDA approval for torqueable PTCA balloon catheter
Catheters : 25 May, 2012
TriReme Medical receives approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Glider PTCA Catheter, indicated for treating the stenotic portion of coronary arteries or bypass grafts to improve myocardial perfusion.
Covidien releases new ablation catheter for treatment of Barrett's Oesophagus
Catheters : 21 May, 2012
Covidien launches the HALO90 ULTRA Ablation Catheter, the latest addition to the HALO family of catheters for the endoscopic treatment of Barrett's oesophagus.
MAQUET receives 510(k) clearance for new intra-aortic balloon catheter sizes
Catheters : 17 May, 2012
MAQUET Cardiovascular receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new MEGA 7.5Fr 30cc and 40cc intra-aortic balloon (IAB) catheters.
Hansen Medical unveils new robotic catheter system
Catheters : 08 May, 2012
Hansen Medical plans to showcase the Sensei X Robotic Catheter System at the Heart Rhythm Society's 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions from May 9-12, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Boston Scientific receives CE Mark for Emerge PTCA dilatation catheter
Catheters : 26 April, 2012
Boston Scientific receives CE Mark and plans the European market launch of the Emerge PTCA Dilatation Catheter.
Boston Scientific launches steerable sheath in the USA
Catheters : 13 April, 2012
Boston Scientific is launching the company's Z Flex-270 Steerable Sheath in the USA which is a device that is intended for use in a wide range of electrophysiology (EP) procedures to facilitate the introduction and placement of diagnostic and therapeutic catheters within the heart.
Ablation catheter with MVG technique provides optimal clinical results
Catheters : 30 March, 2012
Biotronik's AlCath Gold ablation catheter, together with the maximum voltage-guided (MVG) technique for radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial flutter, is shown to provide optimal clinical results following post-hoc analysis data from the AURUM 8 clinical study which was published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology (JCE) (Ref 1).
CTAF reveals bronchial thermoplasty assessement results
Catheters : 29 March, 2012
Boston Scientific announces the first published technology assessment in support of the safety, efficacy and long-term positive health outcomes of bronchial thermoplasty (BT) as delivered by the Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System, a catheter-based device designed to treat patients 18 years or older with severe persistent asthma.
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