Healthcare Industry News: vascular access
News Release - May 17, 2010
AngioDynamics Launches First Product in Morpheus(R) Smart PICC Series, a Triple Lumen Version for CT ImagingCompany Now Offers Full Line of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters
ALBANY, N.Y.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--AngioDynamics (NASDAQ:ANGO ) announced today the launch of the first member of its new generation of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) for procedures involving the use of contrast media in computed tomography (CT) – the Morpheus Smart PICC Triple Lumen CT PICC.
“This not only marks the first product to launch in our new Morpheus Smart PICC line, as a triple lumen it complements our existing offerings and ensures we can meet the full range of physicians’ needs,” said Robert Rossell, Senior Vice President and General Manager for AngioDynamics’ vascular access Business Unit.
The product features the key benefits of AngioDynamics’ new Morpheus Smart PICC generation of products, Smart Taper™ catheter technology and a minimally-invasive design.
The Smart Taper technology allows the catheter to quickly taper from a seven French diameter to a precise six French diameter, improving blood flow and reducing the risk of thrombosis. The PICC’s catheter shaft technology couples the pushability needed for PICC placement with pliability that minimizes the risk of vessel trauma and phlebitis.
The new PICC has three distinct tubular channels, or lumens, which give practitioners increased flexibility to administer medications simultaneously and perform power injections of contrast media for CT imaging using a single PICC line.
For more information on the Morpheus Smart PICC Triple Lumen CT PICC, visit the AngioDynamics Web site at www.angiodynamics.com/products/morpheus-smart-picc.
AngioDynamics, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative medical devices 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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