AV Medical announces completes of 30-patient study with Chameleon balloon catheter


AV Medical Technologies has announced the culmination of a 30-patient study that evaluated the proprietary design of the Chameleon angioplasty balloon catheter.

The study was conducted by Anthony Verstandig, director of interventional radiology at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. Study results were presented during an oral abstract presentation at the recent Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) conference (2–7 April, Vancouver, Canada).

Discussing his initial clinical experience with the Chameleon at SIR, Verstandig stated, “The Chameleon demonstrated clear advantages compared to standard balloon designs. Among these are reduced catheter exchanges and maintaining guidewire access during contrast injection through the catheter. In addition, the Chameleon design allows hands free reflux angiography, simplifying visualisation of the entire AV graft circuit.”

Limor Sandach, AV Medical’s chief executive officer, commented, “We are very pleased with the results of this trial and we are excited to commence our US launch. The Chameleon balloon offers unique advantages over standard balloon catheters. We are confident that physicians will appreciate the benefits provided by our proprietary SuperVision feature.”

SuperVision is a proximal injection technology enabling simultaneous catheter based interventions and contrast fluid injection for imaging in one device, eliminating multiple exchanges and maintaining guidewire access. AV Medical says that this proprietary technology enhances performance by achieving superior targeted imaging and a smoother and more efficient procedure.