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Hotspur Technologies Continues to Bring Innovations to Peripheral Vascular Market
Date:1/10/2011

zing a 6mm GPSCath™ balloon. In the past for these types of treatments, physicians typically had to perform multiple catheter exchanges to open the vessels and visualize results, which can be time-consuming and expensive due to the use of multiple catheters. Hotspur's products aim to use one catheter for the entire procedure.

"We are committed to enabling medical professionals to perform peripheral access procedures with devices that both simplify and improve the doctors' and patients' experiences," said Gwen Watanabe, president and CEO of Hotspur.  "Our key goal is to bring innovation to markets that have had less focus because they are so fragmented."  Watanabe indicated that, based on recently released data, there are almost 20 million patients with peripheral vascular disease that could benefit from this multi-purpose approach to catheter design for the peripheral access market.

The GPSCath is the one of three Hotspur devices that have received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  These devices are focused on solving some of the key challenges associated with restoring blood flow to blocked or low flow dialysis access grafts and fistulaes and peripheral vessels. In addition to the GPSCath™, the IQCath™ Balloon Dilatation Catheter is a specialty three-in-one device that allows the physician to perform angioplasty, embolectomy, and fluid injection with the same catheter while maintaining guidewire position; and the Keeper™ Embolectomy Catheter is a specialty two-in-one device that integrates an embolectomy balloon with the ability to inject physician-specified fluids while maintaining guidewire position.

These products are commercially available in the United States. The foundation of Hotspur's commercial devices is a groundbreaking technology known as the VisioValve™ injection system. This innovation utilizes a proprietary valve system that allows a physician to perform ang
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