Healthcare Industry News:  AngioDynamics 

Devices Urology

 News Release - December 29, 2009

AngioDynamics Launches Total Abscession(R) Nephrostomy Drainage Catheter

New Catheter Completes Drainage Product Portfolio

QUEENSBURY, N.Y.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--AngioDynamics (NASDAQ:ANGO ) announced today the release of its new Total Abscession nephrostomy drainage catheter. The launch of this product completes the Total Abscession family of products – including general drains and a biliary drainage catheter – giving physicians and hospitals a full range of choice from one source.

The new drain is used in percutaneous nephrostomy drainage, a minimally invasive procedure in which a physician places this catheter through the skin in the back into the kidney to relieve pressure on the kidney from a back-up of urine.

The Total Abscession nephrostomy drain has six side holes and a tight curl at the distal end of the catheter to ensure the drain tip lies completely inside of the pigtail shape, avoiding irritation of the renal pelvis.

“The Total Abscession nephrostomy drain is not only designed to be a leading product in its category, it establishes AngioDynamics as a one-stop provider of drainage catheters in addition to all of the other leading products physicians rely on us to deliver,” said Shawn McCarthy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Peripheral Vascular business unit. “The focus on security, physician performance and patient comfort displayed in this latest introduction highlights our ongoing commitment to quality as the cadence of new products continues from AngioDynamics.”

The Vault(R) locking mechanism featured on the Total Abscession drain prevents tampering or accidental removal and an audible click provides confirmation the lock is engaged. A thermal molded tip is designed for less buckling and kinking upon insertion and a Blue Silk™ finish provides easier insertion and pushability, increasing physician performance. The low-profile hub and soft, pliable strain relief provide optimal patient comfort regardless of the anatomical access point.

For more information on Total Abscession drainage catheters, visit the AngioDynamics web site at www.AngioDynamics.com.

About AngioDynamics

AngioDynamics is a leading provider of innovative medical devices used by interventional radiologists, surgeons and other physicians for the minimally-invasive treatment of cancer and peripheral vascular disease. The Company’s diverse product line includes market-leading radiofrequency and irreversible electroporation ablation systems, vascular access products, angiographic products and accessories, dialysis products, angioplasty products, drainage products, thrombolytic products, embolization products and venous products. More information is available at www.AngioDynamics.com.

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