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EUROPEAN Device Guide / Embolic Particles/Beads

Company Name Product Name Composition Type Sizes (µm) Color Coded CE Mark Indications
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. Bearing nsPVA Embolization Particles PVA particles Irregularly shaped particles 45–150; 150–250; 250–355; 355–500; 500–710; 710–1,000; 1,000–1,180 Labels are color-coded by particle size Indicated for the embolization of AVMs and hypervascular tumors, including symptomatic uterine fibroids
Boston Scientific Corporation Contour Embolization Particles PVA particles Irregularly shaped flakes 45–150; 150–250; 250–355; 355–500; 500–710; 710–1,000; 1,000–1,180 Labels are color-coded by particle size Embolization of peripheral hepatic vascular tumors, including leiomyoma uteri and peripheral AVMs
Balton Embocure PVA-based particles Calibrated sphere 50–90; 90–125; 125–250; 250–500; 500–710; 710–900; 900–1,400 Syringe labels are color-coded by particle size Embolization of hyper vascular tumors, including uterine fibroids and hepatic tumors
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. EmboGold Microspheres Trisacryl with gelatin Colored spherical embolic microspheres 40–120; 100–300; 300–500; 500–700; 700–900; 900–1,200 Labels are color-coded by microsphere size Indicated for the embolization of AVMs, hypervascular tumors, including uterine fibroids, meningiomas, etc., and hemostatic embolization
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. Embosphere Microspheres Trisacryl with gelatin Spherical embolic microspheres 50–100; 40–120; 100–300; 300–500; 500–700; 700–900; 900–1,200 Labels are color-coded by microsphere size Indicated for the embolization of AVMs, prostate arteries for relief of symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia, hypervascular tumors, including uterine fibroids, meningiomas, etc., and hemostatic embolization
Varian Medical Systems Embozene Microspheres HydroGel core with Polyzene-F coating Calibrated sphere 40, 75, 100, 250, 400, 500, 700, 900, 1100, 1300 Microspheres are color-coded by size for definitive visualization and increased procedural safety, with corresponding color-coded labels and boxes Embolization for the following conditions: hyper vascular tumors, AVMs, uterine fibroids, tumors of the head, neck, torso and skeletal system, neurovascular and peripheral, hepatocellular carcinoma, bleeding and trauma, and preoperative reduction of bleeding (except for the central nervous system)
Varian Medical Systems Embozene Tandem Drug-Elutable Microspheres HydroGel core with Polyzene-F coating Calibrated sphere capable of loading doxorubicin, irinotecan, and idarubicin 40, 75, 100 Syringe labels are color-coded by particle size Embolization of hyper vascular tumors, including hepatocellular carcinoma
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. HepaSphere Microspheres Sodium acrylate alcohol copolymer Spherical drug-eluting microspheres; doxorubicin and irinotecan 30–60 (120–240 reconstituted), 50–100 (200–400 reconstituted), 100–150 (400–600 reconstituted), 150–200 (600–800 reconstituted) Labels are color-coded by microsphere size Indicated for the embolization of blood vessels with or without delivery of doxorubicin or irinotecan for therapeutic or preoperative purposes in the following procedures: embolization of hepatocellular carcinoma and embolization of metastases to the liver
Terumo Europe HydroPearl PEG Bland microspheres 75; 200; 400; 600; 800; 1,100 Yes Benign prostatic hyperplasia, uterine fibroids, hypervascularized tumors, peripheral arteriovenous malformations, hepatocellular carcinoma, bleeding, and preoperative reduction of bleeding
Terumo Europe LifePearl PEG Drug-eluting microspheres, loadable with doxorubicin, idarubicin, epirubicin and irinotecan 100, 200, 400 Yes Embolization of blood vessels supplying hypervascular tumors or metastases in the liver
Invamed Microsphere Drug Loadable Beads NBCA particles Irregularly shaped beads 150–200 One size; no coding Embolization of hypervascular tumors, hepatic vascular tumors, including leiomyoma, uteri, and peripheral AVMs
Cook Medical PVA Foam Embolization Particles PVA particles Irregularly shaped particles 90–180; 180–300; 300–500; 500–710; 710–1,000 Vial labels and tops are color-coded by particle size Embolization of the blood supply to hypervascular tumors, and AVMs, including use in intracranial embolization
Terumo Europe QuiremSpheres Ho-166/PLLA Radioembolization/SIRT procedures 30 For treatment of advanced unresectable liver tumors

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