Navigation Links
Hotspur's Keeper Embolectomy Catheter Deployed for First Time

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotspur Technologies announced today that Dr. Thomas DiBartholomeo of Fairfield, CT, performed the first clinical use of its Keeper™ Embolectomy Catheter.  The Keeper Catheter enables physicians to clear clot formation within arteries, while also incorporating the capability of injecting physician-specified fluids directly through the balloon catheter.

The Keeper Catheter combines a compliant embolectomy balloon with its proprietary VisioValve™ technology. This unique valve, located at the distal end of the device, allows the physician to inject fluids such as contrast or thrombolytics directly to the intended location of visualization or treatment.  By combining these two frequently used tasks into one device, the Keeper Catheter allows a physician to potentially maintain guidewire position for an entire case.

Dr. DiBartholomeo used the device during multiple dialysis access procedures where the removal of clot was needed after vessel blockages began to limit necessary blood flow.  The embolectomy balloon, which is compatible with vessels between 4mm and 15mm, was inflated and retracted to displace thrombus.  Then, without needing to remove the balloon catheter or the guidewire, the VisioValve was opened and contrast injected to visualize device placement and to confirm successful clot displacement.

After utilizing the device, Dr. DiBartholomeo remarked, "This device deployment was highly successful.  By being able to visualize the effectiveness of the clot removal without removing the balloon or the guidewire, the Keeper Catheter will be an effective tool in my dialysis access procedures.  Moving forward, this device will play a key role in my procedures that require embolectomy."

The Keeper Catheter is one of Hotspur's first three commercially available products, all of which are based upon the VisioValve™ technology. This unique valve enables physicians to complete two frequently needed tasks with one balloon catheter.  This multi-functionality may allow physicians to complete cases in a more time-efficient and cost-effective fashion.

Hotspur President & CEO Gwen Watanabe commented that "the successful introduction of the Keeper Catheter into the marketplace shows Hotspur's focus on effectively delivering solutions that help potentially reduce case complexity while being responsive to physicians' changing needs. We look forward to continue innovating throughout 2011 and beyond."

In addition to the Keeper Catheter, the company also has two additional products that have received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and are now commercially available.  The GPSCath™ Balloon Dilation Catheter pairs a high-pressure angioplasty balloon with the VisioValve feature and is indicated for use within peripheral vessels, native fistulae, and dialysis access grafts.  The IQCath™ Balloon Dilatation Catheter combines high-pressure angioplasty with an embolectomy coil and the VisioValve feature as is intended for use within synthetic dialysis grafts.

About Hotspur Technologies

Founded in 2008 and located in Mountain View, California, Hotspur Technologies ( is a leading developer of catheter-based technologies aimed at restoring blood flow for patients with obstructed vessels. The company's products are based on a unique technology that opens blood vessels more efficiently and less invasively. The firm's VisioValve™ technology serves as a launching point to improve patient outcome and physician efficiency. Hotspur is privately held.  Its investors include ONSET Ventures, Finistere Ventures, BioStar Ventures, Saratoga Ventures, Incept, GLevel, and Versant Ventures.

Contact: Will Martin, +1-770-639-2777

SOURCE Hotspur Technologies
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Inspiration for My Sisters Keeper Speaks Out
2. New Clinical Study Shows RyMed InVision-Plus® IV Connector Dramatically Reduced Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections by Over 92%
3. Boston Scientific Announces First Use of Blazer® Open-Irrigated Catheter in U.S.
4. Atrium and Kaneka Launch Xpress-Way™ RX Extraction Catheter in the U.S.
5. St. Francis Hospital to be Part of Major Nationwide Study Using a Catheter-Based Aortic Valve Replacement
6. Stereotaxis Announces Expansion of Catheter Strategic Partnership
7. Argon Medical Devices Announces Exclusive License and Distribution Agreement for UltraStream™ Chronic Hemodialysis Catheter
8. Intermittent Catheter Market Currently Valued at $230 Million and Set to Double by 2014
9. B. Braun Wins Third Consecutive Safety IV Catheters Contract Award from Premier, Inc.
10. Reportlinker Adds Global Urological Catheters Industry
11. Reportlinker Adds U.S. Venous Access Catheter Market
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... November 27, 2015 Ein ... fortgeschrittenem Krebs.   --> Ein neuer ... Krebs.   --> Ein neuer ... Krebs.   Clinical Cancer Research ... Clinical Cancer Research vom 6. November 2015 ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 27, 2015 ... --> --> ... emergency response system (PERS) market ... for 5 years with APAC ... expected to see a high ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 --> ... combineert immunotherapie met Bremachlorin-photodynamische therapie voor de ... ) --> ... ) Uit een ... (LUMC) blijkt dat ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... CBD College is proud to ... Programs (CAAHEP) awarded accreditation to its Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. CBD College is honored ... one of twelve colleges and universities in the state of California make the cut. ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Patients at ... Michigan, have come together on Thanksgiving Day to share the things that they ... on the Serenity Point YouTube channel, patients displayed what they wrote on index ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... 26, 2015 , ... Jobs in hospital medical laboratories and in the imaging ... staffing agency Aureus Medical Group . These fields, as well as ... searching for healthcare jobs through the company’s website, , The leading ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Indosoft Inc., developer and distributor of the world-class ... improve system efficiency and reliability. , The new Q-Suite 6 platform is based on ... avoids locking itself into a specific piece of software for many key components of ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Medical Solutions, one of the ... stellar workplace culture with the company’s Cincinnati office being named a finalist among ... was named a finalist in Cincinnati Business Courier’s 13th annual Greater Cincinnati Best ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):