Cook Medical and Surmodics have announced an agreement in which Cook Medical will distribute two new Surmodics products, hydrophilic percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloon catheters that can be used over 0.014-inch and a 0.018-inch wire guides.
“We have had a long relationship with Surmodics, utilising its innovative surface modification technology with many of our other vascular products. Now, we are excited to expand on this partnership by adding these two Surmodics-designed PTA catheters to our existing vascular solutions portfolio. Most importantly, this will give physicians even more options to treat patients suffering from peripheral artery disease (PAD),” said Mark Breedlove, vice president of Cook Medical’s Vascular division.
The new balloon catheters, which will launch in the USA later in 2020, can be used to help patients who are suffering from below-the-knee critical limb ischaemia.