Vascular Solutions launches cardiovascular retrieval, manipulation device
Vascular Solutions has formed a partnership with Radius Medical Technologies and rolled out its U.S. launch of the Micro Elite Snare, a device designed for the retrieval and manipulation of foreign bodies located in the coronary and peripheral cardiovascular system and the extra-cranial neurovascular anatomy.

The Micro Elite Snare can be deployed through a 0.014-inch lumen, making it deliverable through conventional micro-catheters and balloon catheters, according to the Minneapolis-based company. The device features a cobalt-chromium helical-loop design for optimal retrieval and manipulation; and the loop is encapsulated in a platinum coil to enhance visualization under fluoroscopy, Vascular Solutions said.

Developed and manufactured by Radius of Acton, Mass., the Micro Elite Snare comes pre-assembled and is currently available in the U.S. exclusively through Vascular Solutions, according to the company.