Gore is releasing its GORE Molding & Occlusion Balloon following regulatory approvals in the U.S., Japan, and Europe. The device is a compliant polyurethane balloon catheter designed for use in opening up self-expanding stent grafts or to temporarily occlude wide vessels.
The company believes that the device “meets all endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) procedural requirements – a single balloon that replaces the need for multiple molding and occlusion balloons,” according to the announcement.
Having one balloon with an even delivery of pressure regardless of size of vessel can help prevent endoleaks and lead to quicker procedures.
“We have worked closely with clinicians to engineer a single balloon that truly changes both the physician and the patient experience,” said Eric Zacharias, Gore Vascular Business Leader, in a statement. “This milestone is one of several in our ongoing dedication to treating the entire aorta, and to helping physicians offer the best patient experience possible.”
Some of the features of the device according to the product page:
- Optimize seal: Proven radial expansion force across the range of EVAR device sizes (10–37 mm) to seat and seal stent grafts with confidence
- Minimize risk: Engineered with the lowest profile to reduce the potential of access-related complications
- Enhance control: Designed for excellent pushability and trackability with uncompromised inflation / deflation time
Product page: GORE Molding & Occlusion Balloon…