AV Medical Technologies has commenced cases in the U.S. with its Chameleon angioplasty balloon catheter.
Chameleon is an angioplasty balloon catheter that allows for simultaneous balloon inflation and injection of fluids in one device. Chameleon allows physicians to visualize by injecting contrast through the catheter, whether the balloon is inflated or deflated, all while maintaining wire position.
“The Chameleon balloon brings a number of unique advantages to dialysis access cases,” said Jeffrey Hoggard, MD, interventional nephrologist with Capitol Nephrology Associates in Raleigh, NC. “Combining diagnostic imaging and balloon angioplasty in one device simplifies many procedures. I am able to eliminate a number of device exchanges compared to standard balloons.”
“This is a significant milestone for the entire AV Medical team,” said AV Medical CEO Limor Sandach. “We look forward to introducing Chameleon to more centers as part of our limited launch in the United States.”