BIOTRONIK is announcing the launch of the PRO-Kinetic (PK) Energy Stent System with PROBIO® silicon carbide coating, to be marketed wherever the EU’s CE Mark is accepted. As we have reported before, the device is known for its cobalt chromium metal alloy composition, thin struts, high deliverability, and a proprietary silicon carbide PROBIO® coating, that was designed to reduce the thrombogenic properties of metal stents, while facilitating complete endothelialization. The new system also takes advantage of the company’s Pantera balloon technology that helps in crossing difficult lesions during caths.
Here are the features from PRO-Kinetic product page:
Cobalt Chromium Stents
The PRO-Kinetic stent combines the power of new materials with state-of-the-art design to deliver outstanding performances in all operations. Superior shaft technology provides exceptionally smooth maneuverability in every case.
Using the superalloy cobalt chromium (L-605) permits the thinnest strut design, and ensures optimal radiopacity and vessel support.
Struts of only 60 µm (0.0024")* result in exceptional stent flexibility and maneuverability in even the most challenging vessels.
*) 2.0 – 3.0 mm stents
Three Different Design
Specific designs for small, medium and large arteries offer optimal support for every vessel. Double helix stent design demonstrates excellent flexibility and kink rigidity.
A low profile (0.95 mm)* permits easy track and cross.
*) 3.0 mm stent
Double Enhanced Force Transmission Shaft (EFT)
EFT provides unsurpassed shaft flexibility and kink resistance.
Hydroglide coating ensures excellent track and cross.
Reduced Shaft Profile
2.0/2.6 F* shaft permits smaller guide catheter in all cases (all sizes compatible with 5F space stents).
*) 2.0/2.8 F 4.0-5.0 mm
New Soft Tip and Minimal Balloon Overhang
Laser-rounded soft tip and minimal balloon overhang improve safety during direct stenting procedures.
Press release: Launch of PRO-Kinetic Energy: Cobalt Chromium Coronary Stent System
Product pages: PRO-Kinetic Cobalt Chromium Stents; Pantera Fast-exchange Balloon Catheter
Brochure: Pantera Coronary Balloon (.pdf)…
Flashback: PRO-Kinetic Stent Shows Positive Results in a Trial