Medical News Today is reporting on ev3 Inc’s embolic filter for carotid artery stenting. Like the picture shows, it sits downstream of the area being stented, collecting any debris created by the process before it can flow into the brain. Like the company website says, “Some things are just intuitive.”
ev3 Inc. (Nasdaq: EVVV) today announced the FDA 510(k) clearance of the SpideRX Embolic Protection Device for use in carotid artery stenting applications. ev3 is prepared to release the product immediately for commercial sale.
The SpideRX Device features a unique nitinol filter to capture embolic debris. The device is designed to provide efficient delivery, capture and recovery while allowing interventionalists to use their interventional wire of choice. Improvements over the Spider Over-the-Wire system include a complete rapid exchange system, 6 Fr. guide catheter compatibility and a unique dual-end delivery/recovery catheter with a pre-loaded capture wire.
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