Vascular Solutions has introduced a new flexible-tip SuperCross FT microcatheter to provide superior deliverability over a guidewire in tortuous anatomy.
Available in 130cm and 150cm lengths, SuperCross FT has an embedded gold distal marker band, a clear proximal catheter hub, two depth mark indicators to aid in determining position within the guide catheter, and a hydrophilic coating on the distal 40cm to enhance deliverability to the target vasculature.
The new SuperCross FT is compatible with 0.014-inch guidewires and allow access to small and tortuous vessels and enhance the ability to cross plaque lesions.
Vascular Solutions chief executive officer Howard Root said SuperCross FT was engineered specifically in response to physician requests for a more flexible tip that provides superior deliverability over a guidewire in tortuous anatomy.
"With the addition of SuperCross FT, we now have a full line of microcatheter tip designs to meet a very broad spectrum of clinical needs," Root added.
"All of our SuperCross microcatheters provide excellent deliverability and guidewire support during coronary and peripheral catheterization procedures, but we view the new FT as the new workhorse version within this product line."