OrbusNeich has announced the launch of the Sapphire II NC coronary dilatation catheter, a non-compliant balloon catheter engineered to cross tight lesions.
According to a company release, Sapphire II NC’s proprietary balloon processing results in an excellent crossing profile for primary and repeated lesion entry. The enhanced distal Z-Tip with advanced laser welding technology results in “ZERO” transition between the distal leading tip and conventional steerable guidewires. Sapphire II NC is available in a broad range of sizes, from 1.75 mm to 5 mm, with a catheter working length of 140 cm.
Toshiya Muramatsu, of the Saiseikai Yokohama-City Eastern Hospital in Japan, says, “Sapphire II NC, with its reduced and improved profile, performs well not just as a post but also as a pre dilatation balloon. Robustness and good crossability are very desirable features for a non-compliant balloon.”