June 5, 2007 — Synovis Life Technologies, Inc., a diversified medical device manufacturer, recently announced receipt of U.S. patent for its Flow Coupler, the next generation of the company's Microvascular Anastomotic Coupler System.
The Coupler is a mechanical device which connects small blood vessels more quickly and with equal or greater reliability than hand suturing.
The Flow Coupler incorporates a 20MHz Doppler sensor to measure blood flow at the site where the vessel is joined (the anastomosis). The Doppler sensor provides surgeons reliable, real time information about blood flow through the anastomosis, enabling timely intervention in the event of a blockage at the anastomosis site.
Synovis currently expects to complete development and verification testing of the Flow Coupler, and make a 510(k) marketing clearance submission to the Food and Drug Administration, by the end of calendar 2007.
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