Dynetic-35, the balloon-expandable cobalt chromium iliac stent system from Biotronik, is now commercially available in Europe. Indicated for the treatment of de novo or restenotic lesions in the iliac arteries, the product is approved for use in Europe and other markets that recognise CE mark certification.
The Dynetic-35 stent size matrix is 6F compatible, including stent diameters of 5–10mm and lengths of 18–78mm, and comes in working lengths of 90, 130, and 170cm, the largest range of iliac stent sizes on the market, a company press release states. Biotronik claim that the thin-strut stent combined with the low crossing profile of the balloon catheter delivery system enhances deliverability.
“The new Dynetic-35 is a true improvement over the previous-generation stainless steel iliac stent. The flexibility, lower profile, and improved deliverability allow direct stenting even in more challenging lesions,” says Michael Lichtenberg (Arnsberg Vascular Center, Arnsberg, Germany). “In my clinical experience with the new stent system, I have been impressed by the smooth placement and deployment for a direct stenting approach, as well as the radial strength of the stent.”
With the 170cm catheter length option, the Dynetic-35 system also enables a radial access approach. “In my practice, I often have the need to use radial access to treat iliac artery disease, which provides more patient comfort and earlier ambulation,” explains Mercedes Guerra-Requena (Guadalajara Hospital, Guadalajara, Spain). “Until now, available options for a radial approach have been limited. Fortunately, the new Dynetic-35 stent’s 170cm length delivery system option and 6F sheath compatibility enables me to comfortably use a radial approach.”
“The next-generation Dynetic-35 is a testament to BIOTRONIK’s continued mission to develop innovative devices that improve the lives of patients,” says Alexander Uhl, president of Vascular Intervention at Biotronik. “We are proud to be able to offer our signature thin-strut stent design in the largest size range on the market while staying 6F compatible for the entire product line.”