Boston Scientific announced today that the company will be making their Sterling SL Balloon Catheter available in both the US and in Europe. Boston Sci hopes the new catheter will be an improvement over existing catheters in below-the-knee peripheral angioplasties due to its low-profile tip and multiple diameter and length options.
Some features from the product page:
Over-the-Wire and Rapid Exchange platforms Balloon diameters: 2.0-4.0mm (including half sizes) Balloon lengths: 80, 100, 120, 150mm Catheter lengths: 90 and 150cm
Seamless, laser-formed tip designed to minimize force needed to cross lesions Semi-compliant balloon material with hydrophilic coating designed to facilitate advancement through complex lesions Catheter engineered to facilitate lesion crossing with enhanced pushability
Lubricious inner shaft and seamless tip-to-shaft transitions designed to enhance trackability Flexible tip and shaft engineered to promote easier navigation through tortuous vasculature
Balanced coaxial shaft design features a flexible distal shaft intended to enhance tracking, combined with a robust proximal shaft for powerful push Tack weld of distal inner and outer shaft engineered to improve column support and enable advancement through challenging anatomy Full-length tapered core wire provides added support and kink resistance
Press release: Boston Scientific Launches Sterling® SL Balloon Catheter in U.S. and Europe…
Product page: Sterling® SL Balloon Dilatation Catheter…