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Volcano to market AngioScore balloon catheter in Japan

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Endovascular specialist AngioScore (Fremont, California) has signed up Volcano as the exclusive distributor of its AngioSculpt balloon catheter for coronary indications in Japan. The AngioSculpt catheter is designed to treat both simple and complex lesions, including in-stent restenosis and type C lesions. The device has a Nitinol element, which provides anti-slipping properties while circumferentially dilating plaque. Under the terms of the five-year deal, Volcano Japan will distribute the entire line of AngioSculpt PTCA (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty) scoring balloon catheters and any new, modified or next-generation PTCA products. Full financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. In fiscal 2009, San Diego, California-based Volcano recorded $51.5m in Japanese medtech sales, accounting for around 24% of the company’s overall medical device sales.

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