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catheter

Med a long slender flexible tube for inserting into a natural bodily cavity or passage for introducing or withdrawing fluid, such as urine or blood

catheter

[′kath·ə·dər]
(medicine)
A hollow, tubular device for insertion into a cavity, duct, or vessel to permit injection or withdrawal of fluids or to establish patency of the passageway.
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Jetstream[R], cleared by the FDA in September 2008, is a peripheral atherectomy catheter designed to remove all kinds of artery-clogging plaque in the lower limbs of patients.
The Company's products include 100% silicone catheters, through its Cathlab subsidiary, the Evert-o-Cath(TM) a toposcopic catheter for site-specific drug delivery and fluid removal, the OmniCath(R) an atherectomy catheter designed to remove atherosclerotic plaque from obstructed blood vessels throughout the body; and the OmniFilter, which is used to prevent blood clots from reaching various organs of the body.
This report contains global market size and forecast to 2017 for the following types of catheters: Foley Catheters Urethral Catheters PTCA Catheters Atherectomy Catheters Ablation Catheters Cardiac Angiography Catheters Peripheral Angiography Catheters Implantable Ports Central Venous Catheters Peripheral Insertion Catheters Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters Peripheral Insertion Midline Catheters Oximetry Catheters Thermodilution Catheters Suction Catheters Wound Drainage Catheters For many of these segments, company market share and regional breakout for US, Europe and Rest of World is provided.
based Guidant is a leader in the areas of vascular intervention, including angioplasty and atherectomy catheters and stents, and cardiac rhythm management devices, with a variety of implantable products to deal with irregular heartbeats.
Guidant's vascular intervention business is comprised of stents, balloon dilatation catheters, guide wires, atherectomy catheters and accessories.
Exhibit 20: World Market for Atherectomy Catheters , 2003-2012, Revenues
Exhibit 21: World Market for Atherectomy Catheters , 2003-2012, Unit Sales
The TURBO-Booster enables true directional atherectomy with our existing peripheral atherectomy catheters, allowing creation of large lumens.
Atherectomy Catheters: Atherectomy catheters help in the removal of plaque unlike other catheters, which help in widening blood vessels only.
Forster was responsible for developing over 60% of the company's product line of rotationary atherectomy catheters, used to debulk coronary restenosis and de-novo coronary disease.
This affords us the opportunity to exploit additional resources now at our disposal to develop our core technologies -- atherectomy catheters, guidewire microfilters and stents for potential licensing and commercialization," Rash concluded.