Merit Medical Systems (Nasdaq:MMSI) announced today that it commercially released its Prelude Roadster guide sheath.
South Jordan, Utah-based Merit designed its Prelude Roadster for deliverability, visibility, and resilience in tortuous peripheral vasculature anatomies. It helps to deliver devices used to diagnose and treat patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD).
According to a news release, the sheath is Merit’s latest addition to its vascular-peripheral access portfolio. That portfolio includes introducers and other products, such as access kits, vessel dilators and accessories.
“Patients with peripheral vascular disease often have complex vessel anatomies that make treatment challenging,” said Dr. Sandeep Nathan, interventional cardiologist, director of the coronary care unit at the University of Chicago Medicine, and a consultant of Merit Medical. “The Roadster sheath is designed to help physicians deliver the diagnostic and therapeutic devices needed to achieve successful outcomes.”
The long guide sheath accesses difficult anatomy in the peripheral vasculature. It features advanced hydrophilic coating for smooth insertion and durable stainless steel coiling for kink resistance.
“The Prelude Roadster is an example of Merit’s commitment to understanding, innovating, and delivering products to meet the needs of physicians. After decades of offering vascular access products, we are always searching for ways to help physicians diagnose and treat successfully, improving the lives of patients worldwide,” said Fred P. Lampropoulos, Merit Medical chair and CEO. “Peripheral procedures improve and save lives and the Prelude Roadster can help make these procedures available to more patients.”