Vasorum Ltd., an Irish Firm, won FDA approval to introduce its Celt ACD vascular closure device in the U.S. market. It’s already used in Europe to close arterial punctures following both diagnostic and interventional cath lab procedures. The device is inserted through the already positioned sheath at the end of the procedure, advanced through it, and when the handle is turned the distal tip morphs into a flat disk. Another disk is positioned on the outside, and the two work together to create hemostasis at the puncture site.
“With more than 20,000 patient implants to date in Europe, Celt ACD® has proven itself to be a best in class arterial puncture closure device. Celt ACD® allows immediate closure of multiple re-sticks in calcified vessels and is also very comfortable for patients. The FDA approval is a very significant milestone allowing US market entry by Vasorum,” stated James Coleman MD, co-founder and CEO of Vasorum.
Here’s an animation showing how the Celt ACD works:
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