New balloon catheter available in USA for use in the treatment of PAD patients


balloon catheterThe Advance Serenity Hydrophilic percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloon catheter is now available to physicians in the USA. The catheter is manufactured by Surmodics and distributed by Cook Medical.

Advance Serenity is a hydrophilic-coated angioplasty balloon catheter designed to meet the technical needs of clinicians for treatment of patients who suffer from peripheral arterial disease (PAD) which includes below-the-knee disease. The catheter portfolio includes both a 0.014- and an 0.018-inch diameter wire guide platform and will be available in a wide variety of balloon lengths and diameters.

“Now that we have added Advance Serenity to our product portfolio of vascular solutions, physicians have one more tool in their toolbox to help treat patients who have PAD,” says Mark Breedlove, vice president of Cook Medical’s Vascular division.

Cook Medical has said it is working to make Advance Serenity balloon catheters available to physicians in Europe in the coming months.


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