Phase II trials for clot removing catheter:
This article was originally published in Clinica
EndiCOR Medical, of San Clemente, California, is to begin a Phase II trial of its X-SIZER catheter system for removing blood clots from coronary arteries. The device, which is already sold in Europe, comprises a simple, hand-held control unit attached to a catheter with a helix cutter at its tip. Occlusive tissue is removed from the catheter by a vacuum, reducing the risk of distal embolisation.