FDA clears Asap thrombus aspiration catheter


Merit Medical Systems announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Asap thrombus aspiration catheter.

The Asap catheter is designed for the quick removal of fresh, soft emboli and thrombus from the arterial system. The catheter features large aspiration lumen to facilitate quick aspiration and tapered tip for smooth catheter transition.


Fred P Lampropoulos, Merit’s chairman and chief executive officer said, “We are pleased that the Asap, which we have been selling successfully in Europe, will now be available in the United States.”


Sales of the Asap will commence in the United States immediately.