EndoShape receives 510(k) clearance for Medusa vascular plug

Medusa vascular plug
Medusa vascular plug

EndoShape has announced that it has received 510(k) marketing clearance for its Medusa vascular plug. The US Food and Drug Administration cleared the catheter-delivered device for arterial and venous embolization in the peripheral vasculature.

The device is based on EndoShape’s proprietary polymer material technology.

The Medusa vascular plug is deployed through a catheter placed in the patient’s bloodstream and occludes vessels in a single delivery sequence.  Due to its non-metallic nature, the Plug produces minimal CT artifact.

A press release from EndoShape said that it would launch the device in the USA in early 2014.