Terumo Interventional Systems announced the new AZUR Detachable 35, with HydroCoil Technology, what the company claims is the first detachable .035″ coil that can be released with the simple press of a button. A company rep tells Medgadget that a key advantage of the embolic peripheral device is that “the AZUR Detachable 35 can be retracted and repositioned until it is securely placed, reducing the risk of non-target embolization and coil migration.”
More about the coil from the press release:
The hydrogel coating undergoes limited expansion within the first three minutes, and fully expands within 20 minutes offering nearly four times more filling volume than a platinum coil of the same size. The AZUR Detachable 35 deploys rapidly — taking less than a second – while offering physicians the flexibility to position and observe the behavior of the coil in the vasculature prior to detachment. A key advantage is that the AZUR Detachable 35 can be retracted and repositioned until it is securely placed, reducing the risk of non-target embolization and coil migration. In addition, the AZUR Detachable 35 is the only hydrogel embolic indicated for peripheral applications that is detachable and compatible with 0.038” lumen catheters. The microporous expandable hydrogel is biologically inert and provides scaffolding for natural tissue proliferation. The addition of the AZUR Detachable 35 complements the existing AZUR product line, which includes Detachable 18 coils, Framing 18 coils (platinum only and in a complex 3D shape), Pushable 18 coils, and Pushable 35 coils.
The new AZUR Detachable 35 is intended to reduce or block the rate of blood flow in vessels of the peripheral vasculature. It is designed for use in the interventional radiologic management of arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulae, aneurysms, and other lesions of the peripheral vasculature.