Codman Neuro’s New Envoy® Guiding Catheters, Target Access, Support and Stability

Codman Neuro has announced the launch of the ENVOY® DA XB Distal Access Guiding Catheter and the 7F ENVOY® Guiding Catheter for neurovascular procedures.


Part of DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Codman Neuro made its announcement at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) 11th Annual Meeting, where the company is featuring the new catheters alongside its broad portfolio of neurovascular solutions, which include microcoils, vascular reconstruction devices and the full line of ENVOY Guiding Catheters.

The ENVOY DA XB Guiding Catheter enables access to more distal anatomy and is designed to provide additional proximal support of the catheter when more stability is required. The new catheter is part of the ENVOY DA Guiding Catheter family designed with a flexible distal segment for navigation to distal anatomy. It features end-to-end braided construction, a distal 10cm hydrophilic coating, soft distal tip with a recessed metal marker, and BRITE TIP® Technology for enhanced visibility.

The 7F ENVOY Guiding Catheter is the largest-diameter guiding catheter the company has ever offered, expanding upon the leading 6F ENVOY Guiding Catheters. With stainless steel end-to-end hybrid braid technology and soft distal BRITE TIP Technology, the new catheters are offered in multiple shape configurations to navigate and treat different anatomy.

Physician comments

“The ENVOY DA Guiding Catheter with its soft flexible distal segment and .071-inch inner lumen allows for ease of placement into the petrous segment, as well as additional inner lumen, for smooth advancement when using multiple devices such as a balloon and microcatheter,” said Gaurav Gupta, MD, Director, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “In addition, it works very well with intermediate catheters providing excellent stability as you place these devices in distal anatomy.”

“Each of these new catheters provides reliable navigation and stability, and offers distinct advantages during neurovascular procedures,” said Ajit S. Puri, MD, Division of Neurointerventional Surgery at University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center. “The ENVOY DA XB Guiding Catheters provide the reliable navigation associated with the standard ENVOY Guiding Catheter, but in addition, offer distal catheter position in tortuous vascular segments. The 7F ENVOY Guiding Catheter has an inner lumen that accommodates and navigates multiple interventional devices without friction. It also has great support and optimal lumen for use with most carotid stents.”

Source: Codman Neuro

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