Embolx, a medical device company developing microcatheters for arterial embolization procedures, filed a 510(k) to the U.S. FDA for its new product line of high flow microcatheters, dubbed Soldier, that uses the ultra-thin wall (UTW) technology initially developed for its flagship product Sniper.
UTW technology allows microcatheters to be smaller in outer diameter yet maintain the largest internal lumens on the market. UTW in combination with unique design innovations enables Soldier to display best-in-class tracking, torquing, and flow rates.
Currently available in the European market, Soldier’s highly anticipated arrival in the United States market is expected to shift the paradigm and set a new standard for both high flow microcatheters and micro-microcatheters.
“Soldier is a superior microcatheter by all measures of performance,” says Michael Allen, president and CEO of Embolx. “Using our proprietary and patented technology we are expanding our best-in-class catheter products for use in the peripheral vasculature and neurovasculature.”
The Embolx Soldier microcatheter will be available in 2.0 Fr and 2.5 Fr and will come in three lengths – 130 cm, 155 cm, and 165 cm. The 2.0 Fr offers an 0.022″ lumen and the 2.5 Fr offers an 0.027″ lumen.
The addition of the Soldier product line will expand the use of Embolx products for all types of embolization, immunotherapy, and drug delivery procedures.