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AngioDynamics Unveils Micro-Introducer Kits

Allows physicians to perform percutaneous introduction of a guidewire or catheter into the peripheral vasculature

AngioDynamics has launched a new family of micro-introducer kits, featuring a stiffened introducer option. The micro-introducers allow physicians to perform percutaneous introduction of a guidewire or catheter into the peripheral vasculature during minimally invasive percutaneous procedures, utilizing a 21 gauge needle.

The new kits include a needle, micro-introducer, and .018” guidewire. They feature stiffened and standard introducer options with various needle configurations, including super-sharp needles and echogenic tip options. The guidewire has a range of configurations, including stainless steel, nitinol, and tungsten. Tungsten-coiled tips allow for enhanced radiopacity while the nitinol wire helps resist against kinking, said the company.

The micro-introducer kits are available in 4 and 5 French sizes, in both standard and stiffened configurations, which facilitate smooth entry into difficult vessels. All feature a quarter-twist cam connection, which verifies a secure lock and seamless dilator-to-sheath transitions.

Shawn McCarthy, senior vice president and general manager of peripheral vascular business unit, said: “The new family of micro-introducer kits with the stiffened introducer option was developed based on the physician feedback we continue to draw on to spur innovation. Our broad range of kits gives physicians a comprehensive set of options to treat their patients and allows healthcare institutions to source all micro-introducer needs from a reliable and trusted provider.”