Vesalio Expands International Distribution of NeVa Thrombectomy System
September 16, 2020—Vesalio LLC announced it has executed additional exclusive distribution agreements in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East that expand market coverage in 53 countries for the company’s NeVa neurovascular thrombectomy system for first-pass recanalization in acute ischemic stroke.
Modification to BACTRAC Protocol Allows for Study of Local Leukocyte Populations During Stroke
August 7, 2020—The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) announced that a study by investigators at the University of Kentucky Department of Neurology showed that expanding standard techniques during mechanical thrombectomy allowed investigators to reproducibly obtain and study local leukocyte populations during stroke.
Two Studies Evaluate Racial Disparities in Stroke Outcomes, Including in COVID-19 Patients
August 6, 2020—The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) announced the presentation of findings from two new studies that indicate there are outcome-related racial disparities among patients who experience strokes.
Balt to Commercialize Cerus Endovascular's Contour and Neqstent Devices in Germany
August 4, 2020—Cerus Endovascular Ltd. and AB Medica Deutschland Verwaltungs GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Balt, announced a strategic distribution agreement providing AB Medica with the exclusive rights to market and sell Cerus Endovascular's Contour neurovascular system and the Neqstent coil-assisted flow diverter device in Germany.
Use of RACE Scale for Stroke Triage in the United States Validated in Study of EMS Personnel
August 4, 2020—The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) announced that a new study serves as the first prospective validation of the Rapid Arterial Occlusion Evaluation (RACE) scale to accurately identify a large vessel occlusion (LVO) stroke by United States–based emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in a prehospital setting.
Stryker’s Neuroform Atlas Stent Approved to Treat Aneurysms of the Posterior Circulation of the Neurovasculature
August 3, 2020—Stryker announced that it has received FDA approval for an expanded indication of its Neuroform Atlas stent system as an adjunctive stent for use in the posterior circulation of the neurovasculature.
Cerus Endovascular Receives CE Mark Approval for the CerusEndo MC 021 Microcatheter
July 28, 2020—Cerus Endovascular Ltd. announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its CerusEndo MC 021 microcatheter, which is designed to access tortuous neurovasculature and deliver therapeutic devices to intended targets.
CRISP Consortium Study Evaluates Elucid Bio’s vascuCAP AI Software to Predict Stroke
July 1, 2020—Elucid Bio, manufacturer of the vascuCAP software, announced that its artificial intelligence (AI) technology demonstrated > 70% improvement in the accuracy of stroke prediction compared with a stenosis-based approach to risk-stratification during a 6-year period in the CRISP Consortium study of carotid risk prediction.
Ask the Experts: COVID-19 and Stroke: Practice Adaptations That Made a Difference
Insights into key steps that have been implemented to help manage stroke patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With Ameer E. Hassan, DO, FAHA, FSVIN; Thabele (Bay) Leslie-Mazwi, MD; Ashkan Mowla, MD, FAHA, FAAN; William J. Mack, MD; and Stavropoula Tjoumakaris, MD, FAANS
Sponsored by Silk Road Medical
August 2020 Supplement
Stroke Care Trends During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Three neurointerventionalists share their experiences treating stroke amidst the pandemic, thoughts on why some institutions are seeing a lower incidence of stroke, and a look at the Society for NeuroInterventional Surgery’s public awareness initiative.
With Dorothea Altschul, MD, FAHA; Richard P. Klucznik, MD; and James Milburn, MD, FACR
US Device Guide
This Device Guides offers a searchable, comprehensive listing of the available vascular interventional devices in the United States.
European Device Guide
This Device Guides offers a searchable, comprehensive listing of the available vascular interventional devices in Europe.