AAA and Vascular Device Start-Ups
This article was originally published in Start Up
The first generation less-invasive devices for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery haven't yet been approved and the next generation is already here.
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Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair procedures account for the majority of abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs performed in the US, and total worldwide revenues from aortic endograft systems now exceed $1 billion per year. Many believe that continuing improvements in endograft technology will drive EVAR penetration to 90% or beyond within the next five to 10 years. This article first appeared in the April issue of Medtech Insight, April 2011.
A short summary of recent product developments in the Orthopedics/Spine, Aesthetics, Stent, Surgery, and Vascular Markets.
The first stent grafts created a market for the endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms. They also created new problems for start-ups to overcome. New companies have risen to the problem of avoiding endoleaks, with new stent graft designs and attachment systems, and also solutions for continuous monitoring.