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In Brief: AngioDynamics

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

AngioDynamics: Wholly-owned E-Z-EM subsidiary gains 510(k) clearance for its Transjugular Access Set catheter system designed for minimally invasive liver operations such as TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portal shunt) procedures. The system consists of a series of coaxial catheters and needles "which will cause less damage to other liver structures such as the bile duct as the physician establishes a pathway between the hepatic and portal veins," AngioDynamics President Eamonn Hobbs says in a June 17 release. The firm also is in the process of designing the AngioStent for malignant bile duct obstructions; the stent already is being sold outside the U.S. for cardiovascular indications...

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