Cordis Announces FDA Clearance of the ADROIT™ Guiding Catheter

Cordis Announces FDA Clearance of the ADROIT™ Guiding Catheter

FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cordis Corporation today announced it has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration of its latest innovation in guiding catheters: the ADROITTM 6F Guiding Catheter.

"The new ADROITTM Guiding Catheter, allows physicians to have more options for treating a wide range of challenging cases. It accommodates easier advancement of devices with its 0.072' diameter, the largest inner diameter of any guiding catheter in the U.S., while providing better support and control at the same time. These features enhance treatment options for physicians, including the treatment of cases with complex lesions and those to be conducted using the radial approach," said Celine Martin, Worldwide President, Cordis Corporation.


The ADROITTM Catheter's innovative hybrid braid wire technology not only enables the production of a guide catheter with the largest lumen size on the U.S. market today, it also facilitates better control and back up support. In addition, the new innovative design incorporating a flexible distal segment and soft longer tip allows atraumatic placement and stability. The ADROITTM Guiding Catheter provides a wide range of shapes, including extra back-up shapes and radial specific shapes to support treatment needs of various coronary anatomies.

"Our vision at Cordis is to transform cardiovascular care, a field in which incredible progress has been made over the last decade, but one in which much more remains to be done. We are excited for the launch of our new ADROITTM Guiding Catheter as it complements our guide catheter portfolio with its technological and design advances. We will continue to deliver innovative solutions that save lives and improve the quality of life for people around the world," concluded Martin.

About Cordis Corporation

Cordis Corporation, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of interventional vascular technology. Through the company's innovation, research and development, Cordis partners with physicians worldwide to treat millions of patients who suffer from vascular disease. More information about Cordis Corporation can be found at www.cordis.com (this site is intended for U.S. visitors).



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sept2749

How about not worrying so much about the largest size catheter and start thinking about how to avoid painful insertion. I would bet none of these doctors ever had a catheter inserted. Come on fellows use that huge amount of grey matter you have to make a catheter insertion painless.

Richard Weinstein

June 13 2013 at 12:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply