Teleflex receives FDA clearance for Arrow-Clark Vectorflow chronic haemodialysis catheter


Teleflex has announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its Arrow-Clark Vectorflow chronic haemodialysis catheter. The catheter features a symmetrical tip design that allows ease of placement.

The Arrow-Clark Vectorflow catheter was designed by Timothy Clark, Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, USA. “The unique design of this catheter is that it has helically-shaped distal lumens, which deflect the vector of blood entering and leaving the catheter to minimise recirculation and provide improved flow characteristics,” Clark told Interventional News.

Arrow-Clark Vectorflow is the only catheter with an innovative tip designed to produce a helical, three-dimensional transition of blood entering and leaving the catheter, a press release from the company says.