Merit Medical announces educational opportunities and product roll-outs at SIR


Merit Medical Systems has announced its schedule of activity for the upcoming Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Meeting, being held in Vancouver, Canada, April 2-7 2016.

During the meeting, Merit will present educational opportunities and products focused on transradial intervention and embolotherapy. Also during the meeting, Merit will showcase several new products, including the HeRO graft, which Merit recently acquired from Cryolife.

Merit has scheduled two presentations at its booth to support education for advanced transradial intervention and embolotherapy. At one, David Liu (Vancouver, Canada) will discuss “The Development and Evolution of a Hepatocellular Carcinoma Embolotherapy Program: Rationale, Experience and Approach at Vancouver General Hospital.” Interventional radiologist, Darren Klass, (Vancouver, Canada) will also host a discussion of the transradial approach.

At the booth, SIR attendees will also have opportunities to gain hands-on radial training via Merit’s Transradial vascular flow model, and to learn about upcoming ThinkRadial courses and ongoing education events.

Merit will also present a number of products in support of transradial intervention, including the Performa transradial peripheral angiographic catheter in new longer lengths for peripheral radial access. Merit will also showcase products dedicated to embolotherapy intervention, including Embosphere microspheres, QuadraSphere microspheres (cleared in USA and now additionally indicated for hepatoma), and HepaSphere microspheres (indicated for use with or without doxorubicin outside the USA).

At SIR, Merit will also present the following new products:

  • HeRO graft, recently acquired from Cryolife
  • CorVocet biopsy system
  • SwiftNINJA steerable microcatheter
  • PAK pedal access kit
  • Advocate PTA catheters
  • SPINR high-performance guidewire controller
  • One-Step centesis catheters with pigtail

Merit has also announced that it has transitioned from a distributor model to a direct sales model in Canada.