Terumo launches new peripheral embolization system
Terumo Interventional Systems has launched its Azur Peripheral HydroCoil Embolization system for the occlusion of blood vessels, vascular malformations, and aneurysms.

Azur is a peripheral platinum coil embolization system with a hydrogel coating that expands when introduced into the bloodstream, delivering greater filling and mechanical occlusion, according to the Somerset, N.J.-based company.

The company said that Azur's hydrogel coating undergoes limited expansion within the first three minutes, and fully expands within 20 minutes. The result is greater filling and mechanical stability with fewer coils - nearly five times more filling volume for the 0.018-inch coil and four times more filling volume for the 0.035-inch coil, according to Terumo.