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Novel Inflator Suitable for Multiple Interventional Balloon Systems

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 15 Jul 2013
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Image: The basixTOUCH high-pressure balloon inflator (Photo courtesy of Merit Medical).
Image: The basixTOUCH high-pressure balloon inflator (Photo courtesy of Merit Medical).
A novel high-pressure syringe for use in catheterization laboratories could potentially replace multiple inflation systems by offering a wide range of available pressure.

The basixTOUCH high-pressure balloon inflator delivers pressure of up to 3546 kPa (or 35 atmospheres) for inflating an angioplasty balloon or other interventional device, continuously measuring the pressure within the balloon. Once the intervention has ended, the balloon can be quickly deflated, dropping the pressure rapidly thanks to a quick-release handle. The system can be prepped and primed single-handedly, and eliminates the need to use multiple inflation devices in some advanced interventional cases, thanks to its high-pressure range.

Two important features of the device include an ergonomic handle and threads that ensure high pressures can be reached rapidly, reaching maximum with less than three clockwise rotations of the handle. The system is supplied with a 30 mL syringe barrel that accommodates additional fluid for large balloons. The basixTOUCH high-pressure balloon inflator is a product of Merit Medical (South Jordan, UT, USA), and has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“We believe the introduction of the basixTOUCH clearly places Merit in the worldwide leadership position for inflation devices which are used in numerous interventional and peripheral procedures,” said Fred Lampropoulos, chairman and CEO of Merit Medical. “This device and its derivatives have the potential, when combined with other devices such as our hemostasis valves, to become the largest single revenue producing product in Merit’s history.”

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