Abbott launches enhanced vascular closure system
Abbott has launched its next-generation StarClose SE vascular closure system,  which enables secure closure of the femoral artery access site following a catheterization procedure. 

StarClose SE, which stands for safe and extravascular, builds upon the design of its predecessor, StarClose, with enhancements that include:
  • An intuitive, numbered system, providing visual guidance and audible clicks for each step leading to clip deployment;
  • Immediate vessel closure with deployment of a shape-memory clip onto the surface of an artery; and
  • Added device stability for the operator during clip deployment.
StarClose SE is now available in the U.S. and Europe.