Cordis, a Cardinal Health Company, introduces innovative products at EUROPCR 2017 to rapidly expand interventional cardiology offering

DUBLIN, Ohio. Cordis, Cardinal Health's interventional vascular business, announced today the commercial launch of three new products that further enhance its interventional cardiology product portfolio in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The addition of the Cordis RAILWAY Sheathless Access System as well as Ikazuchi Zero and Raiden3, Kaneka's percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) balloon catheters, further strengthen Cordis' product offering that supports the treatment of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) from access and diagnostic to intervention and closure.
Cordis and Cardinal Health will showcase their newly expanded competitive and value-based product and services offering at EUROPCR 2017 from May 16-19 in Paris, France (booth F26).
"Strong results from Cordis innovation programs and new distribution agreements have rapidly strengthened our product offering in interventional cardiology in EMEA," said Bertrand Deluard, President, Cardinal Health, EMEA. "These cardiology products nicely complement the drug-eluting stents we launched in EMEA last year and we remain committed to making significant contributions to the healthcare system by delivering value-based products and solutions to our customers and their patients."
"With the complexity of healthcare today, our customers and their patients require partners who can help them gain access to high quality products and solutions at a reasonable cost," said David Wilson, President, Cordis."With our extensive and growing product offering and business solutions, Cordis, as a Cardinal Health company, remains uniquely positioned to deliver on this promise in EMEA and around the world."

New Products Featured at EUROPCR 2017

  • Cordis received the CE Mark for its new RAILWAY Sheathless Access System, which is now available in select countries across Europe. The RAILWAY Sheathless Access System is indicated for use in radial arterial procedures requiring percutaneous introduction of intravascular devices. This Cordis device enables direct access to the radial artery with either ADROIT® or VISTA BRITE TIP® guiding catheters and eliminates the need for an introducer sheath, which represents a 2F reduction compared to a conventional sheath system. RAILWAY Sheathless Access System is compatible with Cordis 5F, 6F and 7F Guiding Catheters, including dedicated radial shapes. The device is optimized to fit Cordis ADROIT® and VISTA BRITE TIP® guiding catheters with smooth transitions from guidewire to dilator and dilator to guiding catheter*.
  • Cordis is now launching the Ikazuchi Zero and Raiden 3 PTCA balloons under the Kaneka** brand name across EMEA. In October 2016 Cardinal Health signed a distribution agreement with Japanese manufacturer Kaneka that enables Cordis to distribute Kaneka¹s PTCA balloon catheters, which recently received CE Mark in EMEA. These Japanese PTCA balloons are engineered for smaller and narrower lesions, suiting them for both everyday and complex cases. Ikazuchi Zero includes the lowest-profile 1.0mm diameter pre-dilatation balloon available, and RAIDEN3 offers powerful Rated Burst Pressures of up to 22 atm, amongst the highest on the market.

About Cardinal Health

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*Dilators have been optimized to fit either the Cordis VISTA BRITE TIP® or Cordis ADROIT® catheters and have not been dimensionally optimized for compatibility with other guiding catheters.
**Ikazuchi Zero and RAIDEN3 are trademarks of Kaneka Corporation, the legal manufacturer and distributed by Cordis. Not available for sale in the United States and certain other countries.

Source: Cordis