Intravenous products: AngioDynamics, a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology, has announced the U.S. launch of the next generation DuraFlow2 chronic hemodialysis catheter and the upcoming launch of the DuraFlow 2 VascPak® (VP) kit.
“The DuraFlow 2 chronic hemodialysis catheter is designed to improve patient outcomes by providing higher blood flow over a longer timeframe with lower recirculation rates,” said Alan Panzer, Senior Vice President and General Manager for AngioDynamics. “This latest product evolution features a redesigned kit that is not only more convenient for institutions looking to better control inventories, but also expands the product’s appeal to vascular access centers where 45% of all chronic dialysis catheter placements occur.”
Along with the DuraMax® chronic hemodialysis catheter, AngioDynamics offers the only 48 cm chronic dialysis catheters on the market, allowing for femoral catheter placements in patients of varying sizes. The DuraFlow 2 catheter continues to provide optimal ease of insertion and sustained high flow rates. A new tough, rigid thermoplastic polyurethane luer increases durability, allowing for more secure fastening to dialysis machines.