FDA clears Pinyons injector

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The FDA has granted clearance for Pinyons Medical Technology to market its PowrSyringe injector, a disposable hand-held device to inject and aspirate fluids, which can be used in angiography. The injector’s crossing handles hinge to the syringe barrel and plunger to advance the plunger into the barrel when the handles are squeezed, Pinyons said.

“The PowrSyringe Injector may improve image quality and reduce the amount of contrast media used per patient when compared to traditional control syringes used in angiography,” said Bruce Murphy, MD, medical director, Arkansas Heart Hospital, and president, Little Rock Cardiology Clinic.

The PowrSyringe injector is expected to be available for commercial sale in early 2008 for the United States market, according to Park City, Utah-based Pinyons. The firm said that foreign patents are at varied stages, some are issued and others are pending on the PowrSyringe injector, monitor, and aspirator.