Healthcare Industry News: Medusa Vascular Plug
News Release - November 7, 2013
EndoShape Receives 510(k) Clearance for Polymer Embolization DeviceBOULDER, Colo., Nov. 7, 2013 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- EndoShape said Monday that it has received 510(k) marketing clearance for its Medusa™ Vascular Plug.
The device is based on EndoShape's proprietary polymer material technology.
Roughly 50,000 Americans have peripheral vascular embolization procedures annually for a wide variety of indications.
The Medusa™ Vascular Plug is deployed through a catheter placed in the patient's bloodstream and occludes vessels in a single delivery sequence.
Due to its non-metallic nature, the Medusa™ Vascular Plug produces minimal CT (Computed Tomography) artifact.
Boulder-based EndoShape said it would launch the device in the U.S. in early 2014.
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