Transit Scientific today announced that it received CE mark approval for its non-tapered metal alloy XO CrossO Microcatheter platform.
The XO Cross platform is made to deliver pushability, traceability and torque response for improved access in challenging peripheral lesions. It has a non-tapered, metal-alloy and polymer construction that delivers high fatigue-resistance for tough calcium and plaque in late-stage peripheral artery disease and critical limb ischemia patients.
“XO Cross incorporates a unique non-tapered design that gives it guidewire-like 1:1 torque response,” George Adams, interventional cardiology at UNC REX Healthcare in Raleigh, N.C., said in a news release. “The low-profile 2F XO Cross enabled easy access and wire support for a pedal retrograde approach through a 2.9F micropuncture sheath rather than needing a larger 4F introducer.”
Microcatheters are used for guidewire support, to facilitate guidewire exchanges, access distal anatomy, cross lesions, deliver therapeutic embolic and to inject contract media during complex endovascular procedures.
“We encounter increasingly complex, difficult lesions that require new sophisticated microcath technologies and approaches,” Eric Dippel, interventional cardiology at the Vascular Institute of the Midwest in Davenport, Iowa, said. “XO Cross helps fill that need by enabling better control, response, and tip shapeability for improved wire support and crossing.”
Transit Scientific will launch the 2 Fr XO Cross 14 Microcath, 2.6 Fr XO Cross 18 Microcath and the 3.8 Fr XO Cross 35 Support Catheter in Europe following the CE mark approval.
“This CE mark clearance expands our ability to deliver new technologies designed to improve patient care in the European market,” president Greg Method said in a news release. “We’ve been thrilled with the results we achieved thus far with our early US users and believe XO Cross represents the future of micro and support catheter design. CE mark approval was an important milestone that paves the way for future versions and applications of this unique technology.”