Volcano CE marks IVUS balloon
This article was originally published in Clinica
Volcano has CE marked its Vibe RX vascular imaging balloon catheter. Designed to access, prepare, and assess challenging lesions, it is guided using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), enabling targeted balloon dilatation with immediate confirmation of interventional results. Volcano says its initial focus is on cardiovascular applications, but it also intends to investigate other applications through both internal development and partnerships with other device manufacturers. Volcano (San Diego, California) expects to begin selling the Vibe RX in Europe in the third quarter of 2010.