NEW DISTAL ACCESS CATHETER AT SNISCodman, Micrus Combination Delivering Steady Stream of Innovation
to Address Physician Needs and Advance Patient Care
SAN DIEGO, CA– JULY 23, 2012 – Codman Neurovascular, Inc., a unit of Codman & Shurtleff, Inc., the global neurological device company, announced the launch of the DELTAMAXX™ Microcoil System, and ORBIT GALAXY® G2 Microcoils, which for the first time puts ORBIT GALAXY Coils on the ENPOWER® Detachment System, developed by Micrus Endovascular. Both new microcoil systems are now available in the United States and Europe.
The announcement was made here at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) 9th Annual Meeting where Codman Neurovascular is featuring the two new microcoil systems alongside the ENVOY® DA, a new distal access guiding catheter that facilitates navigation through tortuous portions of the carotid siphon and provides the stability required for complex neurointerventional procedures.
"We are now seeing the benefits of the full integration of Codman Neurovascular and Micrus Endovascular in bringing meaningful innovation and procedural solutions to patients, clinicians and health care institutions throughout the world," said P. Laxmin Laxminarain, Worldwide President of Codman. "Codman Neurovascular has launched six important new products already in 2012 and we continue to build on one of the broadest and strongest portfolios in the neurovascular field."
Three New Solutions Launched at SNIS
The DELTAMAXX Microcoil System features Codman’s DELTAWIND® technology, a unique triangular wind shape with natural deflection points that enables the coil to change direction more easily than traditional circular wind coils. This is the longest microcoil the company has ever introduced, with lengths of up to 60cm. The coil is compatible with microcatheters with inner lumen diameters ranging from 0.0165" to 0.019", such as Codman’s PROWLER® catheters, which can also accommodate smaller finishing coils.
"The DELTAMAXX™ System offers a unique combination of long, 18 system coils with DELTAWIND® technology that can be seamlessly delivered through a 14 system microcatheter," said Ansaar T. Rai, MD, Associate Professor of Neuroradiology and Vice Chairman of Radiology at West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown.*
"This coil has enabled me to efficiently achieve high packing densities and aneurysm occlusion with the same catheter I use to deliver smaller coils."
Codman Neurovascular also introduced ORBIT GALAXY G2 Microcoils, a system of complex shaped, soft and highly conformable coils with random break points that has been shown to deliver high packing densities and result in low retreatment rates.1 These new coils are deployed with the ENPOWER® Detachment System, a push-button thermo-mechanical detachment that streamlines the coiling procedure.
Finally, the company introduced the new ENVOY® DA Guiding Catheter, its first distal access guiding catheter, which features a braid design, soft distal tip, and hydrophilic coating and larger inner lumen.
"While we are seeing a steady stream of innovative products, our commitment to the neurovascular community goes beyond products and includes clinical evidence generation, global education and product support that focuses on filling essential clinical needs and improving patient outcomes," added Laxminarain.
About Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.
Codman is a global neurosurgery, neurovascular and neuromodulation company that offers a broad portfolio of devices for hydrocephalus management, neuro intensive care and cranial surgery as well as aneurysm coils, vascular reconstruction devices and other technologies used in the endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms and stroke. Codman is part of DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson.
*Paid consultant to Codman Neurovascular.
1Bendok, BR, Rahme RJ. Complex shaped detachable platinum coil system for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms: The Codman TRUFILL DCS ORBIT Detachable Coil System COMPLEX Registry final results. J NeuroIntervent Surg 2011; DOI: 10.1136.neurointsurg-2011-010118