Merit Medical Systems has been named the exclusive global distributor of the Q50 Plus Stent Graft Balloon Catheter (QXMédical). The Q50 Plus is used in abdominal and thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) procedures to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA). It is also suitable for temporary occlusion of large vessels.
The Q50 Plus features a broad balloon diameter range of 10mm to 50mm and is compatible with 12 French introducer sheaths. Constructed from a proprietary polyurethane technology, the balloon catheter is strong yet compliant and also offers exceptional balloon inflation and deflation rates, Merit Medical indicates in a press release.
The product is available with either a 65cm length catheter or a 100cm length catheter and is designed with a unique tapered flexible tip to facilitate device passage.
“This addition of the Q50 Stent Graft Balloon Catheter to our offering allows Merit Medical to fully support vascular surgeons during all phases of their procedures. We anticipate no interruption for existing customers as we take on global distribution of the the product, and in fact, Merit’s existing infrastructure will be an asset for seamless, worldwide distribution,” says Fred Lampropoulos, Merit’s chairman and chief executive officer. “With QXMédical we have established a valuable partnership with a company that has compatible corporate values and similar commitment to bringing superior products to market.”