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Lazarus Effect’s accessory device obtains CE mark approval

Medical device company Lazarus Effect has obtained CE mark approval for its accessory device, Lazarus Cover.

Lazarus Cover is a nitinol-mesh cover, which surrounds a retriever device and captured material during removal from a blood vessel.

Lazarus Effect chairman and CEO Martin Dieck said: "The Lazarus Cover provides a unique solution to what has been a major limitation of current retrieval systems, and it does so without requiring physicians to switch from their favorite stent or other retriever device.

"It is among a series of disruptive devices Lazarus Effect is developing to overcome longstanding challenges associated with current vascular interventional procedures."

The company intends to launch the Lazarus Cover in Europe, in the first quarter of 2015.

According to the company, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a new patent with number 8,795,305, covering core technology behind the Lazarus Cover, as well as the Lazarus ReCover device.

The Lazarus Cover is a generalized device that can be used with multiple retriever types, while the ReCover is designed specifically for the retrieval of thrombus during an ischemic stroke.

The firm’s Lazarus Funnel Guide Catheter also received CE mark and FDA approval, while neither the ReCover nor the Cover is approved for sale in the US.