BIOTRONIK is launching its Pulsar-35 Self-Expanding Stent, a 6 French sized system, and the matching Passeo-14 PTA Balloon Catheter.
The Pulsar-35 is based on the popular Pulsar stent that provides high multi-axis flexibility and can be positioned using one handed operation by the surgeon.
Some details about the new devices:
The Pulsar-35 features a triaxial delivery system designed to provide precise implantation accuracy, and the system benefits from the same outstanding stent design as the Pulsar-18—including features such as high multiaxis flexibility and optimized radial force specifically designed for the challenges of SFA stenting. Available in lengths from 30 mm to 200 mm and diameters of 5 mm to 7 mm, this stent will provide an additional treatment option with promising clinical data.
Joining the Pulsar-35 in BIOTRONIK’s evolving lower limb portfolio is the Passeo-14 balloon catheter, a dedicated 0.014″ infrapopliteal percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) catheter. Developed in collaboration with infrapopliteal experts, the device’s unique features are designed to address weaknesses common to infrapopliteal PTA catheters. Key features include a stiffened proximal catheter shaft and hydrophilic coating for excellent push transmission and crossability—plus a balloon-diameter-specific distal shaft length that provides optimized flexibility in tortuous pedal anatomy. Available in balloon lengths of up to 220 mm, this device may shorten procedure times and could reduce the need for multiple inflations.