Campbell, California-based Imperative Care designed the Zoom POD to enable faster time to clot capture during critical mechanical thrombectomy procedures for ischemic stroke patients. The company touts Zoom POD as the first and only sterile field clot filter device.
According to a news release, the Zoom POD is integrated into the aspiration tubing to shorten the distance from aspiration to filtration while maintaining full aspiration power. Positioned within the sterile field, the physician can immediately see the clot as it is extracted from the patient to quickly confirm clot capture and give the physician more control over the mechanical thrombectomy procedure, Imperative Care said.
Dr. Shahid Nimjee, a vascular neurosurgeon and associate professor at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, said in the release that the speed enabled by Zoom POD helps achieve the best possible outcomes for patients, while the ability to capture the clot allows for easy transport to the pathology lab where the physician can break the clot down and analyze it.
“At Imperative Care, we are keenly focused on physician feedback, working to innovate the stroke procedure from all angles to continuously improve patient outcomes,” Imperative Care President and COO Daniel Davis said in the release. “We are committed to providing value not only with our advanced catheters but also by innovating and optimizing each component of the Zoom Stroke Solution. The Zoom POD simplifies and speeds up a critical part of the procedure, providing an immediate visual in the hands of the physician, and confirming successful retrieval of the clot.”