Codman Neuro*, part of DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced the launch of the ENVOY® DA XB Distal Access Guiding Catheter and the 7F ENVOY® Guiding Catheter for neurovascular procedures.
The announcement was made here at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) 11th Annual Meeting, where Codman Neuro is featuring the new catheters alongside its broad portfolio of neurovascular solutions, which include microcoils, vascular reconstruction devices and the full line of ENVOY Guiding Catheters.
"Each of these new catheters provides reliable navigation and stability, and offers distinct advantages during neurovascular procedures,” said Ajit S. Puri, MD, Division of Neurointerventional Surgery at University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center. “The ENVOY DA XB Guiding Catheters provide the reliable navigation associated with the standard ENVOY Guiding Catheter, but in addition, offer distal catheter position in tortuous vascular segments. The 7F ENVOY Guiding Catheter has an inner lumen that accommodates and navigates multiple interventional devices without friction. It also has great support and optimal lumen for use with most carotid stents.”
The ENVOY DA XB Guiding Catheter
The ENVOY DA XB Guiding Catheter enables access to more distal anatomy and is designed to provide additional proximal support of the catheter when more stability is required. The new catheter is part of the ENVOY DA Guiding Catheter family designed with a flexible distal segment for navigation to distal anatomy. It features end-to-end braided construction, a distal 10cm hydrophilic coating, soft distal tip with a recessed metal marker, and BRITE TIP® Technology for enhanced visibility.
“The ENVOY DA Guiding Catheter with its soft flexible distal segment and .071-inch inner lumen allows for ease of placement into the petrous segment, as well as additional inner lumen, for smooth advancement when using multiple devices such as a balloon and microcatheter,” said Gaurav Gupta, MD, Director, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “In addition, it works very well with intermediate catheters providing excellent stability as you place these devices in distal anatomy.”
7F ENVOY Guiding Catheter
The 7F ENVOY Guiding Catheter is the largest-diameter guiding catheter the company has ever offered, expanding upon the leading 6F ENVOY Guiding Catheters. With stainless steel end-to-end hybrid braid technology and soft distal BRITE TIP Technology, the new catheters are offered in multiple shape configurations to navigate and treat different anatomy.
Codman Neuro Guiding Catheters
“ENVOY Guiding Catheters have been the leading neurovascular access catheters for more than 20 years,” said P. Laxmin Laxminarain, Worldwide President of Codman Neuro. “Catheter technology is critical to procedure success. We will continue to innovate in this area, as well as in developing new interventional technologies that fill unmet clinical needs or improve procedures.”