Vascular Solutions recently launched the EXPRO Elite Snare in the US, in partnership with Radius Medical Technologies. The EXPRO is a one-piece medical device designed for the retrieval and manipulation of objects located in the cardiovascular system, including coils, balloons, catheters and guidewires.
The EXPRO features a completely integrated 0.035” profile, which permits delivery through 0.035” lumens of conventional catheters, and a cobalt chromium helical loop design for optimal retrieval and manipulation. The loop is encapsulated in a platinum coil to enhance visualization under fluoroscopy, is highly flexible and torqueable for atraumatic delivery, and has a longer reach than right-angle loops. Developed and manufactured by Radius, the EXPRO snare comes pre-assembled and is currently available in the US through Vascular Solutions.