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Volcano Announces Positive Clinical Experience With Its Second Generation OCT Catheter, Prepares for U.S. Regulatory Study
Date:5/20/2010

Volcano's integrated OCT platform will be built around the High-Definition Swept Source (HDSS), a non-laser light source from Axsun Technologies, a wholly-owned Volcano subsidiary. The HDSS has been tested at breakthrough speeds which will translate into ultra-fast imaging and significantly faster pullbacks for the physician.

"We expect to be able to scan the lesion or stent length in as little as one second – literally in a single beat of the heart," concluded Lussier. "This should allow an OCT scan to be performed during routine angiographic flush procedures without repeated flushing steps or special protocols."

About Volcano Corporation

Volcano Corporation offers a broad suite of devices designed to facilitate endovascular procedures, enhance the diagnosis of vascular and structural heart disease and guide optimal therapies. The company's intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) product line includes ultrasound consoles that can be integrated directly into virtually any modern cath lab. Volcano IVUS offers unique features, including both single-use digital and rotational IVUS imaging catheters, and advanced functionality options, such as VH® IVUS tissue characterization and ChromaFlo®. Volcano also provides Physiology consoles and single-use pressure and flow guide wires and is developing a line of ultra-high resolution Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) systems and catheters. Currently, more than 5,200 Volcano IVUS and Physiology systems are installed worldwide, with approximately half of Volcano's revenues coming from outside the United States. Volcano's wholly-owned subsidiary, Axsun Technologies, develops and manufactures optical monitors, lasers and optical engines used in telecommunications, medical imaging, spectroscopy and other industrial applications. For more information, visit the company's webs
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