Japan Approves AngioScore's AngioSculpt Scoring Balloon Catheter


June 9, 2009—AngioScore, Inc. (Fremont, CA) announced that its AngioSculpt scoring balloon catheter has received approval for the interventional treatment of peripheral artery disease from Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. AngioScore stated that it has collaborated with its distributor, USCI Japan (Tokyo, Japan), for several years to achieve this milestone. The AngioSculpt device's nitinol element provides antislipping properties while circumferentially dilating plaque for precise and predictable dilatation across a wide range of lesion types, the company stated.

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