BTG DC Bead Drug-Eluting Bead | Used in Chemoembolisation, Trans-arterial chemoembolisation (TACE) | Which Medical Device

DC Bead Drug-Eluting Bead

Added Feb 1, 2011

Manufactured and Distributed by BTG

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DC Bead is an embolic Drug-Eluting Bead capable of loading and releasing in a controlled manner chemotherapeutic agents.

DC Bead is used in trans-arterial chemoembolisation (TACE). This is a minimally invasive (non-surgical) procedure performed by an interventional radiologist. DC Bead are produced from a biocompatible polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) hydrogel that has been modified with sulphonate groups for the controlled loading and delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs. DC Bead occludes the blood flow to the target tissue and delivers a local and sustained dose of drug direct to the tumour.

DC Bead is tinted blue for easy visualisation and is supplied in colour coded vials for added procedural safety and efficiency.

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