Infusion catheter manufacturer Vascular Designs has received CE Mark approval for its IsoFlow infusion catheter.
The system is now available for use in Canada and Europe.
IsoFlow is a dual-balloon catheter designed to isolate a specific treatment region from blood flow. It allows the infusion of fluids into the region and the perfusion of blood past the region to keep the blood flow intact during treatment. One of its primary uses is with direct infusion of chemotherapy drugs to a cancerous tumor or other targeted region of the body, according to the San Jose, CA-based company.
The IsoFlow infusion catheter also enables sideways perfusions, which gives physicians the ability to deliver medications sideways while using pressure to push the medication into the targeted area. This capability enables fluids to reach areas that could not be treated directly.
The device also facilitates lateral arterial chemoembolization procedures.