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Abbott Launches VOYAGER(TM) NC Coronary Balloon Catheter
Date:3/10/2009

Abbott engineered into the VOYAGER NC balloon dilatation catheter include:

  • A specialized tip with a smooth, rounded shape designed to deflect off stent struts and enhance balloon delivery through stents.
  • Flexible tungsten markers designed to help physicians navigate through arteries and properly position the balloon within a treatment area.
  • Bi-layer balloon material designed to make the balloon thinner and more flexible, enabling controlled balloon growth.

"Precise delivery of interventional medical devices, especially when treating challenging lesions, is critical to successful outcomes in patients, and VOYAGER NC has excellent deliverability," said Charles Simonton, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, divisional vice president, Medical Affairs, and chief medical officer, Abbott Vascular. "The launch of VOYAGER NC underscores Abbott's ongoing commitment to bring innovative technologies to market from our broad, vascular pipeline."

VOYAGER NC is the latest offering out of Abbott's vascular pipeline. Products currently in development include a bioabsorbable drug eluting stent, a peripheral drug eluting stent, and Abbott's next-generation drug eluting stent, to be called the XIENCE PRIME(TM) Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System. XIENCE PRIME builds on the proven performance of Abbott's market-leading XIENCE V(TM) Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System and the MULTI-LINK(R) family of stents. XIENCE PRIME is a pipeline product currently in development at Abbott.

About Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease and the leading cause of death worldwide.(1) It occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become narrowed or blocked by a buildup of "plaque" - cholesterol or other fatty deposits that build on the inner wall of the artery. Over time, this plaque bui
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