This reintroduction follows a collaborative effort with medical professionals to refine the product to meet clinical needs better. The Slip-Cath is designed for vascular and non-vascular angiographic procedures, working alongside various treatment devices, vascular access sheaths, and wire guides.
According to Cook Medical, the catheter is distinguished by its visibility, pushability, and torqueability. It also comes in protective foil packaging, which ensures product durability and helps to extend its shelf life to three years. The company described Slip-Cath as an important part of its extensive vascular product portfolio.
“Besides innovating within clinical unmet need areas, we are also looking to continually improve and extend our existing procedural solutions. This device is made with a tip that contains our signature Beacon Tip technology to enhance visibility, combined with a smooth hydrophilic coating. Over the last several years our customers have been frequently asking to get this device back on the market. Both the product and processes have been re-engineered, resulting in this valuable addition to the interventional practice,” said Remco van der Meel, director of product management for Cook’s Interventional Radiology specialty.
Van der Meel added in the Jan. 8 news release: “As part of our product development process, we collaborate intensively with clinical experts to ensure our devices are meeting and exceeding the needs they encounter in daily practices. We are very excited to offer this solution to physicians again.”