Merit Medical (South Jordan, Utah) has received U.S. FDA clearance for its basixTOUCH high-pressure syringe for use in cath labs when inflating interventional balloons.
The device is designed to potentially replace multiple inflation systems by offering a wide range of pressure in one system. It can, when inflated, also drop the pressure rapidly thanks to a quick-release handle. The basixTOUCH, which delivers pressure up to 35 ATM and has a capacity of 30ml, can be prepped and primed single-handedly.
From the announcement:
“We believe the introduction of the basixTOUCH clearly places Merit in the worldwide leadership position for inflation devices which are used in numerous interventional and peripheral procedures,” said Fred P. Lampropoulos, Merit’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The features of this device can also be applied to other inflation products such as the Blue Diamond™ digital inflation system. This device and its derivatives have the potential, when combined with other devices such as our hemostasis valves, to become the largest single revenue producing product in Merit’s history.”
Here’s a video demonstrating the basixTOUCH:
Product page: basixTOUCH…
Press release: Merit Medical Announces Multiple Regulatory Approvals