How an Embotrap stent retriever thrombectomy treats ischemic strokes

Michael Gilvarry is the GM of Cerenovus in Galway, Ireland. [Photo courtesy of Johnson & Johnson MedTech]Gilvarry is the GM of Cerenovus in Galway, Ireland. [Photo courtesy of Johnson & Johnson Medtech]

To catch a clot, you must first understand a clot, and Michael Gilvarry has spent years doing just that. 

Gilvarry is the GM of Cerenovus in Galway, Ireland. He founded the Johnson & Johnson Medtech unit’s stroke science research arm and leads the acute ischemic stroke R&D portfolio.

That research led to the development and design of the Embotrap stent retriever device for thrombectomies, which helps stroke patients by removing the clots blocking the flow of blood to their brains.

“How the device design is informed by stroke science is something that we feel is really unique about the device,” he said in an interview. “All of that work we’ve done has le…

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