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Novoste Beta-Cath

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Smaller 3.5 Fr version of the intravascular brachytherapy catheter gains PMA supplement approval, announced Feb. 13. The smallest diameter catheter commercially available, the device can be used with a 6 Fr guiding catheter, the firm says. The system will allow treatment of restenosis in vessels too small for the current 5 Fr system. Both are available with 30 mm and 40 mm radioactive source trains. The Beta-Cath is installed in 340 U.S. hospitals and controls about 85% of the U.S. brachytherapy market (1"The Gray Sheet" Feb. 4, 2002, p. 17)...

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