Merit Medical Releases Video for the Scion Clo-SurPLUS P.A.D.™

I am pleased to announce the availability of a new video for the Scion Clo-SurPLUS P.A.D. Antimicrobial Barrier. The Scion Cardio-Vascular CIo-SurPLUS P.A.D. is intended for the local management of bleeding wounds and to provide a barrier to bacterial penetration of the dressing in all patients and for the promotion of rapid control (hemostasis) of bleeding in patients following hemodialysis and for those on anticoagulation therapy.

The video demonstrates the use of this versatile pad as an alternative to manual compression following catherization. The Clo-SurPLUS P.A.D. accelerates hemostasis plus protects against nosocomial infection, improving clinical efficiency while reducing complications, such as pseudoaneurysms and hematomas.1

To view the new CIo-SurPLUS P.A.D. video, click on the following link: http://www.merit.com/products/default.aspx?code=scion

Mark Heninger
Senior Product Manager, Merit Medical

[1] Invasive Cardiology: A Manual for Cath Lab Personnel, Pg. 396, Watson and Gorski

Construction of New Merit Medical Facility Underway in Pearland, Texas

Merit Medical broke ground early in 2012 and construction is underway on a new 107,000 square foot facility located in Pearland, Texas. Pearland is 12 miles south of Houston, Texas and approximately 30 miles northeast of Merit Medical’s Angleton facility.

The Pearland building is expected to be complete in May of 2013.

Merit Medical’s Innovation Chronicle™ Features Inventor of the Merit Maestro® Microcatheter Swan Neck Design

Merit Medical’s Innovation Chronicle newspaper was created to feature interviews with inventors, physicians, and authors about several Merit Medical products, including the Merit Maestro Microcatheter.

The Merit Maestro Microcatheter is preshaped and designed to access and maintain position in arteries with acute angles such as the hepatic artery. The secondary curve helps seat the catheter in the vessel to reduce the recoiling effect of the embolic agent as it is introduced. The preshaped distal end is ideal for access to the hepatic artery. Shinichi Hori, MD, PhD, the Director of the Gate Tower Institute for Image Guided Therapy in Japan, created the exclusive swan neck design of the Merit Maestro Microcatheter and offered his opinion on the advantages of its design. “Standard microcatheters have a change in flexibility and softness at each joint,” Hori observed. “Since the Merit Maestro has no joints, the catheter movement inside the blood vessel is very smooth.” Dr. Hori now uses the swan neck microcatheter for the majority of his cases where there are acute branch take-offs and vessel tortuosity.

The Merit Maestro multipurpose microcatheter was designed and engineered for the controlled and selective infusion of diagnostic, embolic, or therapeutic materials into peripheral and coronary vasculature. To read more about the Merit Maestro and other Merit Medical products used for embolic therapy such as QuadraSphere® microspheres, click on the link below.

Innovation Chronicle

Merit Medical Presents Radial Approach Product Options to Hospitals in Brazil

Merit Medical just completed a successful week of presentations on its radial approach product options to hospitals in Sao Paulo and Curitiba, Brazil.

Presentations and training for physicians and cath lab personnel included inservicing the radial approach using Merit Medical products from introduction to closure in approximately 20 cases. The training took place at Escola Paulista de Medicina Hospital, Dante Pazzanese Hospital, and Beneficencia Portuguesa Hospital (one of the largest cath labs in Latin America) in Sao Paulo and Hospital Cardiologico Costantini and Intercordis-Hospital Nossa Senhora das Graças in Curitiba.

The Merit Medical Radial Approach products used were Prelude® sheath introducers, Performa Ultimate™ diagnostic catheters, and the Finale® radial compression device. The Performa Ultimate 1 catheter was considered by many users to be preferable to the Terumo Tiger shape, especially when cannulating the RCA, LCA, and when performing a ventriculogram. The physicians and staff liked the Finale because they thought it was simple to use, does not occlude the ulnar artery, can easily check pressures, and quickly addresses decompression issues.

Merit Medical’s Radial Approach Product Demonstrations, Clo-Sur PLUS P.A.D.™ Generate Interest at Euro PCR 2012

Merit Medical’s booth was a popular destination at Euro PCR this year. While many attendees enjoyed Merit Medical’s complimentary coffee bar and excellent barista, the radial approach product demonstrations and new Clo-Sur PLUS P.A.D. were the real draw.

Hands-on demonstrations of products designed for the radial approach gave attendees the opportunity to insert Prelude® Sheath Introducers and to apply the Finale® Radial Compression Device on an anatomical model. The Performa Ultimate™ diagnostic catheters in four different curve variations were also available for demonstration.

Attendees showed a lot of interest in the Scion Clo-Sur PLUS P.A.D. This non-invasive topical hemostasis pad works as both an antimicrobial barrier and as a hemostasis pad for rapid control of bleeding. The pad is made of Polyprolate™, a biomedical grade form of chitosan.

Merit Medical had a great show and is looking forward to continuing to provide products and accessories designed to enhance the practice of interventional cardiology.

Merit Medical To Exhibit At The World Conference On Interventional Oncology in Chicago June 14-16

We hope to see you in Chicago next week when Merit Medical showcases its products at the World Conference on Interventional Oncology (WCIO). WCIO offers interventional radiologists, interventional oncologists, residents, and students from around the world hands-on workshops, panel discussions, and scientific programs on current treatments and future developments in interventional oncology for the treatment of cancer.

From microspheres to microcatheters, Merit Medical offers a complete embolic product portfolio to provide a high-performance delivery system for embolization procedures. Featured products will include QuadraSphere®, Embosphere®, and EmboGold® Microspheres, the Merit Maestro® Microcatheter, and the Tenor® Steerable Guidewire.

Visit Merit Medical at WCIO to learn more about our high-quality products and accessories designed to enhance the practice of interventional oncology.