AV Medical announces initial US experience with Chameleon angioplasty balloon catheter



AV Medical has announced the commencement of cases in the US with its Chameleon percutaneous transluminal angioplasty balloon catheter.

With its Supervision design, Chameleon is the only angioplasty balloon catheter that allows for simultaneous balloon inflation and injection of fluids in one device. Chameleon allows physicians to visualise by injecting contrast through the catheter, whether the balloon is inflated or deflated, all while maintaining wire position, a company release states.

“The Chameleon balloon brings a number of unique advantages to dialysis access cases,” said Jeffrey Hoggard, interventional nephrologist with Capitol Nephrology Associates in Raleigh, USA.

“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. The unique Chameleon design allows me to maintain wire access throughout the entire procedure. This provides an improved level of efficiency and confidence during the procedure,” he added.

“This is a significant milestone for the entire AV Medical team,” said Limor Sandach, AV Medical CEO. “It is exciting to see our hard work and dedication make a difference in clinical settings. We look forward to introducing Chameleon to more centres as part of our limited launch in the USA.”