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Micro Therapeutics' balloon catheter:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The US FDA has cleared Micro Therapeutics' balloon catheter system for selectively stopping or controlling blood flow in small peripheral blood vessels. The Equinox occlusion balloon system can access tortuous anatomy and can stop blood flow to distal sites allowing vascular abnormalities to be embolised. The device, which will be used with the company's SilverSpeed hydrophilic guidewire, was released in Europe earlier this year where it will be distributed by Guidant. Irvine, California-based Micro Therapeutics will distribute the product in the US.

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