AngioDynamics introduces RITA UniBlate
Interventional device developer AngioDynamics of Queensbury, N.Y., has launched the RITA UniBlate, a scalable, single-needle radio frequency ablation electrode used to coagulate lesions during percutaneous, laparoscopic and intraoperative surgical procedures.
The UniBlate features a single, 17-gauge cannula electrode with a scalable active tip length of 1 and 2.5 centimeters. The device allows physician to adjust the length of the active electrode to ablate areas between 1 and 3 centimeters in length and 1 and 2.5 centimeters in diameter, reducing the need to switch electrodes during a multiple ablation procedure, according to the firm.
The product joins the company’s line of radio frequency devices capable of ablating a variety of lesions from one and seven centimeters in diameter. AngioDynamics has begun a limited commercial launch of UniBlate, and it expects a full market launch on November 1, this year.