Kerberos Rinspiration System Receives Additional FDA Clearance.MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Kerberos Proximal Solutions Inc. has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for coronary and peripheral use of the Rinspiration System(TM). "Rinspiration" is focal simultaneous rinsing and aspiration administered by a single catheter. This clearance accelerates Kerberos' ability to support physician interest in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. .
"The 6French compatible Rinspiration System from Kerberos combines simple set-up and use with a very high level of efficiency compared to available aspiration catheters. It will be a valuable addition to our interventional tool kit," said Dr. Donald S. Baim, professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School Harvard Medical School (HMS) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. It is a prestigious American medical school located in the Longwood Medical Area of the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. and director of the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology at Brigham and Women's Hospital Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is a hospital in the Longwood Area of the Boston, Massachusetts neighborhood of Mission Hill. With Massachusetts General Hospital, it is one of the two founding members of Partners HealthCare. , Boston.
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"We are pleased to add the coronary indication for this catheter to our family of Rinspiration-based products," said John MacMahon, president and chief executive officer of Kerberos.
Kerberos Chairman Carl Simpson, an early pioneer in interventional cardiology interventional cardiology Cardiology The subspecialty of cardiology dedicated to the diagnosis, medical and mechanical therapy, pre- and post-procedure management of adult patients with acute and chronic forms of cardiovascular disease amenable to catheter-based , said the Rinspiration System represents technology that optimizes the efficiency of aspiration.
"With further investigations and studies, this platform has the potential to demonstrate big savings of time, myocardium myocardium /myo·car·di·um/ (-kahr´de-um) the middle and thickest layer of the heart wall, composed of cardiac muscle.
hibernating myocardium see myocardial hibernation, under and money," Simpson said.
Kerberos will sponsor a breakfast symposium at TCT, moderated by Dr. Baim, titled: "Rinspiration(TM) for Vascular Lavage lavage /la·vage/ (lah-vahzh´)
1. the irrigation or washing out of an organ, as of the stomach or bowel.
2. to wash out, or irrigate.
n. : Technology, Techniques and Clinical Results." All interested physicians are welcome to attend the session Friday, Oct. 1, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., and may register for the symposium and find more information on Kerberos at TCT at the Kerberos Proximal Solutions Web site: www.kerberos-md.com.
Kerberos Proximal Solutions endeavors to develop products for improved vascular treatment.