ISTAR PTCA Balloon

ISTAR Teaser


First of a new series of `innovative´ products from amg


amg has now launched its new family of PTCA balloon catheters – the ISTAR – utilizing rapid-exchange LOW-PROFILE balloon technology. The product offers the advantages of easy access, crossability and trackability and is available in a range of popular sizes from 1.5 mm to 5.0 mm in diameter and lengths up to 40 mm.

Basically, the product has the following features:

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

• Rapid exchange hypotube design
• Proximal shaft diameter 2.0 F
• Distal shaft diameter 2.6 F
• Low profile balloon
• Excellent pushability
• Enhanced lesion crossability/trackability
• Usable catheter length = 1415 mm
• 5 F guiding catheter compatible
• Rated burst pressure 12-18 atm
• Nominal pressure 6-9 atm
• Excellent radiopacity
• Soft tapered tip
• Guide wire diameter 0.014”

amg itends to create a new family of brand names using the letter ‘I’ (for ‘Innovative Technology’). The ISTAR – the new PTCA balloon catheter – is thus the first product to be launched in this series. In this way, it is intended to generate new awareness for the umbrella brand ‘amg’. An initial announcement for ISTAR was made at the EuroPCR in May, 2009.

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I S T A R - INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY FROM AMG