Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) this week initiated a voluntary field safety corrective action in Europe for its Arrow subsidiary's multiple-lumen catheter. In a field safety notice dated March 16, Teleflex announced that Arrow is voluntarily recalling the catheter due to a potential sterility issue. The catheter's product tray may be damaged in affected … [Read more...] about Teleflex warns on Arrow multi-lumen catheter
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) announced today that it won CE Mark approval in Europe for the FlexNav delivery system for its Portico transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system. The Abbott Park, Ill.-based company’s FlexNav delivery system is designed to offer another tool for doctors to treat patients requiring a transcatheter aortic valve … [Read more...] about Abbott wins CE Mark for FlexNav delivery system
Ablative Solutions announced today that it received positive results at six months from its post-market study for the Peregrine System infusion catheter, which accomplishes renal denervation by delivering microdoses of dehydrated alcohol. The results from the study of the safety and efficacy of the CE-Marked Peregrine System have been published … [Read more...] about Ablative Solutions touts study of its infusion catheter for renal denervation
Bluegrass Vascular Technologies announced that it won FDA de novo clearance for its Surfacer inside-out access catheter system. The Surfacer is designed to obtain central venous access through its inside-out approach, facilitating catheter insertion to the central venous system in people with upper body venous occlusions or other conditions that … [Read more...] about Bluegrass Vascular Technologies wins de novo nod for ‘inside-out’ vascular access catheter
A new way to replace a patient's damaged blood vessels may be on its way, as researchers in France are figuring out a way to "knit" new vessels with a collagen-based extracellular matrix. Inserm researcher Nicolas L'Heureux and his colleagues at Inserm/Université de Bordeaux's tissue bioengineering unit published a study in Acta Biomaterialia to … [Read more...] about Is it possible to ‘knit’ replacement blood vessels?
Rist Neurovascular announced today that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Rist Cath radial access long sheath for accessing the neurovasculature through the radial artery in the wrist. The Miami Beach, Fla.–based company touts the Rist Cath as the first device specifically designed to access the neurovasculature through the radial artery, … [Read more...] about FDA clears Rist Neurovascular radial artery catheter
Velano Vascular announced this month that it closed the second tranche of a $25 million growth financing to bring its total funding to more than $50 million. San Francisco-based Velano develops vascular access technologies designed to enable blood draws from indwelling peripheral IV catheters. The company’s blood collection practice is designed … [Read more...] about Vascular access tech company Velano Vascular raises a total $50m