St Jude Medical has announced FDA and CE mark approval of the Angio-Seal Evolution vascular closure device.
Angio-Seal Evolution achieves hemostasis through the deployment of an anchor, suture and collagen seal (each of which is bioabsorbable). With Evolution, however, single-handed deployment has been made possible for the first time, which enables physicians to more easily support the puncture site. The new device’s closure system is fully absorbed by the body within 60 to 90 days. This reduces risks associated with foreign material left permanently in the body and allows for repeat procedures without concerns about prior placement of closure devices.