FDA approves Vascular Solutions GuideLiner catheter
Vascular Solutions has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to launch the GuideLiner catheter, a coaxial “mother and child” guide extension with rapid exchange convenience that provides back-up support and deep intubation in coronary interventions.

The Minneapolis-based company said its GuideLiner catheter will be available in 6, 7 and 8 French sizes, as part of its specialty catheter product line. CE mark clearance of the GuideLiner was received and European sales and clinical uses commenced in October, with the U.S. launch of the GuideLiner catheter expected to begin in November.