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February 29, 2016

New 7.5-cm Length Introduced for Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis

March 1, 2016—Gore & Associates announced the availability of a new 7.5-cm length of the Gore Viabahn endoprosthesis with heparin bioactive surface. The device is now available in six lengths: 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10, 15, and 25 cm.

In addition to the device's superficial femoral artery and iliac vascular indications, the US Food and Drug Administration in 2013 granted indication for the Gore Viabahn endoprosthesis to treat stenosis or thrombotic occlusion at the venous anastomosis of synthetic arteriovenous access grafts. The flexibility of the device allows placement across the elbow and other challenging venous anastomotic locations, noted the company.

In Gore’s press release, John Ross, MD, commented, “Selecting the right length device is an important part of getting good outcomes for dialysis access patients. Until now, some cases required choosing between stacking two devices or unnecessarily covering healthy tissue. The new 7.5-cm length Viabahn improves the ability to land the device with the most accuracy." Dr. Ross is from the Dialysis Access Institute at Orangeburg Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

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March 1, 2016

Avinger's Enhanced Pantheris Lumivascular Atherectomy System Cleared by FDA

March 1, 2016

Avinger's Enhanced Pantheris Lumivascular Atherectomy System Cleared by FDA