AngioDynamics to Launch Tip Location System in Canada
AngioDynamics (Nasdaq: ANGO), a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology, today announced its distribution partner, Medcomp Inc., has received Health Canada approval for the Celerity tip location system. AngioDynamics plans to initiate distribution of the Celerity system in Canada in October 2013 and will showcase the technology at the Association for Vascular Access' (AVA) Annual Scientific Meeting taking place Sept. 20-23, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn.
"The ability to offer an integrated tip location system puts us in a very strong competitive position," said Chuck Greiner, Senior Vice President of AngioDynamics' Global Vascular Access Franchise. "We believe the combination of the Celerity system with our market-leading, thrombus-resistant BioFlo technology may provide unparalleled clinical and economic advantages, and has the potential to become the gold standard in the PICC market."
The Celerity tip location system is an ECG-based peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) tip confirmation technology indicated for use as an alternative to chest x-ray and fluoroscopy for PICC tip placement in adult patients. The system has been approved for commercial sale by Health Canada and is currently under regulatory review in the United States