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Volcano Corporation to Supply Intravascular Ultrasound Technology to Covidien for Integration with Plaque Excision Systems
Date:5/4/2011

ssel wall, and preserving future treatment options. IVUS integration offers advantages in immediate assessment of the plaque to better guide therapy.  

Over 270,000 atherectomy procedures have been performed with the market leading SilverHawk® and TurboHawk™ directional atherectomy catheters, uniquely designed to direct the therapy specifically to the diseased portion of the vessel while avoiding healthy portions of the vessel. The latest generation of TurboHawk plaque excision catheters are designed to remove all plaque morphologies from diseased arteries, including calcified lesions.    

"By partnering with Volcano, we continue to lead atherectomy therapy, enabling physicians to visualize the diseased portion of the artery for optimal plaque excision," said Stacy Enxing Seng, President, Peripheral Vascular, Covidien.  "This is particularly important as we believe preparing and treating the vessel for drug delivery, whether via drug coated balloon or stent, will create a breakthrough in treating lower extremity peripheral arterial disease."

About Volcano Corporation

Volcano Corporation is revolutionizing the medical device industry with a broad suite of technologies that make imaging and therapy simpler, more informative and less invasive.  Our products empower physicians around the world with a new generation of analytical tools that deliver more meaningful information - using sound and light as the guiding elements.  Founded in cardiovascular care and expanding into other specialties, Volcano is changing the assumption about what is possible in improving patient outcomes by combining imaging and therapy together.  

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