Cook Launches Cantata Superselective Microcatheter


March 28, 2011—Cook Medical (Bloomington, IN) announced the launch of the Cantata superselective microcatheter at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 36th Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. The Cantata received US Food and Drug Administration clearance in December 2010.

The company stated that Cantata offers support and torqueability to navigate tortuous anatomies while minimizing trauma with distal softness and microwire tracking. The device is engineered to complement Cook’s embolization products and coils.

According to Cook, the Cantata accepts 0.018-inch embolization coils for delivery and can be used in combination with embolization products, including Cook Medical’s MicroNester and Tornado microcoils. It is compatible with Lipiodol (Guerbet LLC, Bloomington, IN) and dimethyl sulfoxide and can be used in a range of procedures.

The device features a shaft with a kink-resistant braided construction for improved torque response and trackability, a hydrophilic coating for reduced surface friction, and 2.8-F and 2.5-F catheter lines for flow rates as high as 3.5 mL/sec and 1.6 mL/sec, respectively. The five durometer zones deliver a distinct, seamless transition from the shaft to the distal tip that reduces the risk of trauma, the company stated.


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