Gore Medical is releasing in Europe its EXCLUDER Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis, having received the CE mark for the system. The stent-like product line was developed for treatment of iliac or aortoiliac aneurysms using a minimally invasive approach, and the first procedures using it have already been performed in Europe.
The system features a pre-cannulated branch component and a bi-femoral delivery system, as well as the option of repositioning the implants as necessary before final placement.
From the announcement:
This new device — used in conjunction with GORE® EXCLUDER® AAA Endoprosthesis components to isolate the common iliac artery from systemic blood flow and preserve blood flow in the external iliac and internal iliac arteries — is built on Gore’s proven technology platform and designed using the same durable, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) graft.
The GORE EXCLUDER Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis system provides a treatment range of 6.5-13.5 mm for the internal iliac arteries, and a treatment range of 6.5-25 mm for the external iliac arteries. The delivery profile of the loaded catheter allows the use of a 16 Fr introducer sheath for the iliac branch component, and a 12 Fr flexible, reinforced introducer sheath for the internal iliac component.