Catheter Systems


September 21, 2011 8:54 am | MAQUET Medical Systems USA | Product Releases | Comments

MAQUET Cardiovascular announced that it has received both 510(k) clearance from the FDA and CE mark from the EMEA for its new SENSATION PLUS™ 8 Fr. 50cc intra-aortic balloon catheter (IAB). The new SENATION PLUS is the world’s first 8 Fr. IAB catheter to combine fiber optic signal acquisition with greater hemodynamic support compared to a standard 40cc IAB catheter.

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Transfer Catheter

April 12, 2010 1:29 pm | Cook Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Cook Medical’s Women’s Health division introduces the Guardia™ AccessET Curved Embryo Transfer Catheter, featuring Cook’s patented EchoTip® technology. The catheter’s echogenic band allows the catheter tip to be seen more clearly under ultrasound, which can allow for more accurate embryo placement.

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Advanced Delivery System For IVC Filters

September 28, 2009 6:59 am | Cook Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

The device’s new design simplifies jugular deployment, minimizes trauma and is compatible with full line of IVC filters. Physicians can now navigate even the most tortuous anatomy with greater speed and safety with the next-generation inferior vena cava (IVC) filter delivery system introduced by Cook Medical at TCT 2009.

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Protective Disk Proven To Reduce Catheter-Related Infection

May 8, 2009 7:39 am | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Wound Management division of Ethicon, Inc. offers the Biopatch, a protective disk with CHG to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) and local infections. According to the company, it is the only dressing clinically proven for use in skin antisepsis. A study published in JAMA® in 2009 showed use of a chlorhexidine gluconate-impregnated sponge (CHGIS) in intravascular catheter dressings reduced rates of catheter-related infections (CRIs), and also showed that changing unsoiled, adherent dressings every seven days rather than three days appears safe.

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