Biotronik, IMDS launch new coronary microcatheter

The Micro Rx microcatheter. [Image courtesy of Biotronik]Biotronik announced that it launched the Micro Rx catheter for enhancing guidewire support during percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI).

Interventional Medical Device Solutions (IMDS) manufactures Micro Rx and Biotronik has exclusive distribution rights. Micro Rx marks the fourth IMDS product brought to the U.S. by Biotronik, joining the NHancer Rx, TrapIT and ReCross catheters.

The Micro Rx catheter features a reinforced distal shaft with a core wire between two layers of braids for optimal push transfer. It has a tapered tip and the market’s smallest tip-leading edge for high-penetration force. The catheter’s proximal-end-stop allows for the seamless integration of a guide extension catheter for additional support, too.

IMDS designed Micro Rx to prioritize user-friendly intervention, eliminating the need for trapping. It could mitigate the risk of vascular trauma during procedures. O…

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