The FDA has approved a new version of IDev‘s Texan LONGhorn Foreign Body Retreival Device. I know, I imagined something awful, but it’s not what you think. The Texan is actually designed for objects lodged in peripheral blood vessels:
The Texan LONGhorn™ (TX30120060) was developed in response to the clinical community’s desire for a longer, lower profile version of the previously cleared Texan™ (TX30060050) Foreign Body Retrieval Device. The Texan LONGhorn™ is a 120 cm, 6 Fr system, with 0.018″ guidewire compatibility allowing for the interventionalist to use the device in distal peripheral applications while maintaining access throughout the entire procedure. “We have enjoyed commercial success with the initial launch of the Texan™ and our line extension will increase the opportunity for use and accelerate market penetration,” stated Jeffery Sheldon, IDev Technologies, Inc. President & CEO.
You know it’s good when the CEO can’t hold back the innuendo. Just remember the old adage: Don’t Mess with Texas.
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