Technology | August 28, 2006

Dual Tools Work Together in Single Microcatheter System

Terumo Interventional Systems has launched its Progreat Coaxial Microcatheter System. This new coaxial system combines Terumo’s Progreat microcatheter with a Glidewire GT. The Progreat Coaxial Microcatheter System is designed to increase procedural efficiency and reduce the risks of procedural problems, such as kinking.
The Progreat Coaxial Microcatheter System includes a 0.021-inch Glidewire GT and incorporates an attached hub, which allows the wire to be preassembled and fixed via a lure-lock assembly onto a Terumo Progreat microcatheter. The combination allows the guidewire and microcatheter to be flushed simultaneously while still in the packaged hoop and it enhances the clinician’s ability to negotiate the vasculature and to reach the targeted vessel.
Progreat has found a role in the treatment of certain tumors because of its ability to withstand high-pressure injections of embolics and other therapeutic agents.

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