Atrium Medical Corporation (Hudson, NH) and Kaneka Corporation (Osaka, Japan) have launched the Xpress-Way RX Extraction Catheter in the U.S. It is an extraction catheter for thrombi and emboli, both in the coronary and the peripheral arteries, featuring enhanced pushability and anti-kinking mechanisms. From the press release:
The Xpress-Way™ RX Extraction Catheter is an ultra low profile manual aspiration system designed for the removal of fresh, soft emboli, and thrombi in both coronary and peripheral vessels. Xpress-Way RX incorporates an innovative removable stylet and has been designed with enhanced pushability, anti-kinking, trackability, and crossability which allows for unmatched deliverability and market leading performance. Outside the United States, the Xpress-Way RX is marketed as the Thrombuster II (Kaneka Corporation, Osaka, Japan).
Press release: Atrium and Kaneka Launch Xpress-Way™ RX Extraction Catheter in the U.S….
Product page: Xpress-Way RX…