Penumbra has released a new embolization packing coil designed for work on peripheral vessels and aneurysms. The POD Packing Coil is intended for use along with the company’s Ruby and POD embolization coils, being packed behind them to help block vessels or aneurysms.
The POD Packing Coil twists into a dense mass when delivered to the treatment site.
From the announcement:
Penumbra’s embolization platform includes Ruby and POD and the new POD Packing Coil, which is uniquely designed to pack very densely behind Ruby and POD to occlude arteries and veins throughout the peripheral vasculature, including aneurysms.
Penumbra’s next-generation Indigo® System is a continuous aspiration thrombectomy device designed to remove fresh, soft emboli and thrombi from the peripheral arteries and veins. The Indigo System includes four catheter sizes (CAT 3, 5, 6 and 8). The aspiration lumen is paired with a proprietary continuous vacuum aspiration pump to evacuate clot effectively and efficiently.
“With the Indigo System and POD, Penumbra has recently introduced products that have had significant impact on the treatment of vascular disease. Indigo represents a significant advancement in the treatment of thrombotic and embolic disease, which until now has had limited treatment options,” said Corey Teigen, MD, at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND, who uses Penumbra’s peripheral vascular products. “With the Indigo System, physicians now have the ability to remove limb- and life-threatening clots quickly and efficiently. Likewise the POD, Ruby and now the POD Packing Coil optimize embolization procedures by decreasing procedure time while providing increased control.”