Merit Medical Launches Expanded Maestro® Microcatheter Line
Merit Medical Systems, a leading global healthcare technology manufacturer, is expanding its Maestro Microcatheter product line to include a new longer length for radial embolization procedures. This exciting development will provide healthcare professionals with more options and flexibility when performing minimally invasive embolization procedures.
Embolization is a procedure that involves blocking one or more blood vessels or abnormal vascular channels to treat various clinical conditions. The Maestro Microcatheter, part of Merit Medical’s comprehensive embolotherapy solutions, is designed to support these procedures effectively. The company’s Embosphere Microspheres, widely recognized as the most extensively studied and clinically utilized round embolic on the market, further enhance the Maestro’s capabilities.
The newly introduced 165-cm Maestro length will be available in multiple catheter diameters, including 2.1F, 2.4F, 2.8F, and 2.9F, catering to a broad range of embolization procedures. This expansion is particularly beneficial for radial access procedures, as stated by Dr. Mary Costantino, an interventional radiologist at Advanced Vascular Centers in Oregon and a paid consultant of Merit. Radial access allows some patients to be treated in outpatient and office-based lab settings, enabling them to return home on the same day of their procedure. This not only improves patient satisfaction but also saves valuable healthcare resources.
Fred P. Lampropoulos, Chairman and CEO of Merit Medical, expressed his enthusiasm for the Maestro expansion, highlighting the company’s commitment to advancing healthcare solutions. Merit Medical’s dedication to innovation and reinvention ensures that their portfolios align with their mission of improving lives globally. With the addition of the Maestro Microcatheter, Merit Medical continues to strengthen its embolotherapy offerings, providing healthcare professionals with cutting-edge technology to deliver optimal patient care.
The Maestro Microcatheter boasts several features that enhance its performance. It is compatible with coils up to 0.018″ and embolics up to 900 µm. The catheter offers three tip designs, including a swan neck design that helps secure the catheter in the vessel, reducing the recoiling effect during embolic delivery. Additionally, a hydrophilic coating facilitates smooth tracking through tortuous anatomy, ensuring precise and efficient procedures.
Merit Medical has established itself as a market leader in radial access, offering a comprehensive portfolio of products. Their recently launched PreludeSYNC EZ Radial Compression Device, PreludeSYNC Distal Radial Compression Device, and Prelude IDeal Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer further demonstrate the company’s commitment to providing minimally invasive approaches to diagnosing and treating various medical conditions. Radial artery access, compared to femoral access procedures, offers numerous benefits such as fewer bleeding complications, improved patient comfort, and reduced procedure costs.
Founded in 1987, Merit Medical Systems, Inc. has been at the forefront of developing, manufacturing, and distributing proprietary disposable medical devices for interventional, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures. Their products find applications in cardiology, radiology, oncology, critical care, and endoscopy. With a dedicated sales force and clinical support team of over 700 individuals, Merit serves client hospitals worldwide. The company’s commitment to innovation and quality has made it a trusted name in the healthcare industry.
In conclusion, Merit Medical’s expansion of the Maestro Microcatheter product line to include a new longer length for radial embolization procedures is a significant development in the field of healthcare technology. This expansion provides healthcare professionals with more options and flexibility, enabling them to deliver improved patient care. With a strong legacy of advancing solutions, Merit Medical continues to enhance lives around the globe through ongoing innovation and reinvention.