Data from Pharmawand - Curated by EPG Health - Date added 13 April 2019

Biotronik launched in Europe the Carnelian Support catheter, designed to improve the access for treatment of tortuous and highly calcified lesions. Carnelian Support is indicated for the exchange and support of guidewires into peripheral vasculature.

Partnership with Tokai Medical Products will offer European physiciansmMore innovative solutions: The launch of the Carnelian Support marks the start of a partnership between Biotronik and Tokai Medical Products.

Comment: Up to 40% of patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease present with a chronic total occlusion (CTO). If only a guidewire is used to cross the CTO, there is a risk it will buckle once it encounters resistance by atherosclerotic plaque, stopping it from advancing further. Carnelian Support is designed to prevent this buckling by enhancing guidewire control and allowing CTO crossing.

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