Merit Medical’s Innovation Chronicle™ Delivers New Product News

Merit Medical is delivering a new marketing tool this spring — the Innovation Chronicle newspaper. The newspaper features interviews with inventors, physicians, and authors about several new Merit Medical products:

• the Ostial Pro® Stent Positioning System
• the CentrosFLO™ Chronic Dialysis Catheter
• the Clo-Sur PLUS P.A.D.™ Antimicrobial Hemostasis Pad
• the ASAP® Aspiration Catheter
• QuadraSphere® Microspheres
• the Merit Maestro® Microcatheter

The Innovation Chronicle is a unique way for readers to learn more about these innovations and the inventors who created them. The newspaper also includes interviews with physicians who have used some of these products in a clinical setting and a question and answer interview with the author of a recent study on the use of microspheres for embolization.

The Innovation Chronicle also has a lighter side—a crossword puzzle and cartoons. Merit Medical is looking forward to sharing its news with clinicians this spring!

Click here to read Merit Medical’s Innovation Chronicle.

Merit Medical Expands Embolic Line with Smaller-Sized QuadraSphere® Microspheres

Merit Medical Systems, Inc. announces the FDA 510(k) clearance of Biosphere Medical QuadraSphere® Microspheres in a new 30-60μm size. The new smaller size provides physicians the ability to achieve more distal occlusions when embolizing hypervascular tumors and arteriovenous malformations. When packaged in their dry state, the new microspheres measure 30-60μm, but when reconstituted for use, they expand to 120-240μm.

QuadraSphere® Microspheres are biocompatible, hydrophilic, non-resorbable, expandable, and conformable microspheres designed for controlled, targeted embolization. QuadraSphere® Microspheres 30-60μm, along with the three other available sizes of microspheres, further enable physicians to more precisely match the sphere size to the size of the targeted vasculature. We are delighted to bring this new smaller size to the market to enhance Merit’s broad array of Interventional Radiology implant options.

Sandra Anderson
Sr. Product Manager
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Merit Medical Recognized as a 2011 Universal Supporter of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)

Merit Medical has been recognized as a Universal Supporter for its “total commitment” to SIR. The Society of Interventional Radiology is a non-profit, national scientific organization of over 4,500 members that promotes education, research, and communication in the practice of cardiovascular and interventional radiology.

The Universal Supporter designation is awarded to an SIR-member company that has participated in three or more educational activities, supported the SIR Foundation, provided in-kind equipment support, and contributed educational or Foundation support in excess of $25,000.

Merit Medical will be among 12 companies honored with a special banner at this year’s SIR conference in San Francisco, March 24-29.

Defining Reliability and Accuracy with the EN Snare® Endovascular Snare System

Physicians understand that circumstances arise that require the use of an endovascular snare device. Some planned situations include the removal of an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, dialysis catheter fibrin sheath stripping or stent placement. Some unplanned circumstances include the removal of a sheared catheter tip, a broken guide wire or a defective stent. Regardless of the circumstance, physicians reach for a reliable and accurate endovascular snare device that allows them to efficiently remove any foreign object from the vasculature.

Merit Medical is pleased to meet these clinical needs with the EN Snare® Endovascular Snare System. The EN Snare® is the only endovascular snare that incorporates three interlaced loops designed for a unified approach to the capture of foreign objects. Each loop is wrapped in a platinum band to provide visibility under fluoroscopy. The Nitinol core wire allows flexibility to promote vessel navigation.

The EN Snare® is available in seven configurations with snare loop sizes ranging from 2 mm to 45 mm to accommodate a broad range of vessels throughout the body. The sizes conveniently overlap which allow customers to order the snare sizes that best fit their clinical needs.

Interested in learning more about the EN Snare® Endovascular Snare System? Check out the new promotional video on the EN Snare® product web page or visit for more details.

Jesse Hansen
Senior Product Manager, Merit Medical