Vascular Solutions launches updated hemostasis valve
Vascular Solutions has released its Guardian II Hemostasis Valve, which has an ergonomic click-open and click-close design to provide protection during interventions and separation of multiple guidewires and other devices used in the catheterization procedure.

A new design of the original Guardian, the Minneapolis-based company said its Guardian II is now shorter, with a 8F compatible lumen, rotating components and symbols added to the device. Developed by Zerusa Limited of Galway, Ireland, the Guardian II hemostasis valve uses proprietary seal technology to provide independent movement of, and a complete seal around, each device.