New Self-Expanding Stent & Matching Balloon Catheter Launched

Published date : 19 September 2012
Article date : 19 September 2012

Medgadget reports on a new self-expanding stent and matching balloon catheter from medical device manufacturer, BIOTRONIK. The Pulsar-35 is based on the Pulsar stent that provides high multi-axis flexibility and can be positioned using one handed operation by the surgeon.

They say that the Pulsar-35 features a triaxial delivery system designed to provide precise implantation accuracy and the system benefits from the same stent design as the Pulsar-18—including features such as high multiaxis flexibility and optimised radial force specifically designed for the challenges of SFA stenting. The stENT is available in lengths from 30 mm to 200 mm and diameters of 5 mm to 7 mm to provide an additional treatment option. 

The Passeo-14 balloon catheter is a dedicated 0.014″ infrapopliteal percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) catheter. Apparently, it was developed in collaboration with infrapopliteal experts and the device features are designed to address weaknesses common to infrapopliteal PTA catheters. Key features include a stiffened proximal catheter shaft and hydrophilic coating to assist push transmission and crossability and a balloon-diameter-specific distal shaft length for optimised flexibility in tortuous pedal anatomy. The device is available in balloon lengths of up to 220 mm. The article provides that the device may shorten procedure times and could reduce the need for multiple inflations.

Source: Gene Ostrovsky,, 17 September 2012

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