Evolving Embolotherapy at Merit with Modernized Gelatin Foam - Understand. Innovate. Deliver.

Merit Modernizes Gelatin Foam with Torpedo™ and EmboCube™ Embolotherapy Products

Merit Medical has a strong history of delivering high-quality embolics. For decades, our extensive embolotherapy portfolio has brought our customers a comprehensive line of clinically proven products made to streamline embolization procedures. Our embolotherapy offerings include a broad range of microspheres as well as nonspherical polyvinyl alcohol particles and gelatin foam products. A recent addition to our portfolio is the Torpedo, a new proprietary gelatin foam product indicated for the embolization of hypervascular tumors and bleeding in the peripheral vasculature. Along with EmboCube, another of our premium gelatin foam embolic agents with the same indications, our product offerings modernize preparation and delivery of gelatin foam by enabling speed, precision, and consistency.


Torpedo and EmboCube were created to address preparation concerns associated with using traditional gelatin foam sheets. By making gelatin foam use faster, easier, and more efficient, physicians are able to focus more on the patient. To save physicians valuable time, Torpedo and EmboCube products only require hydration with a 50:50 saline-to-contrast mixture. Particles come uniformly cut, the Torpedo in a cylindrical shape and EmboCube in cubes, and both are preloaded, the Torpedo into a cartridge and EmboCube into a syringe. By eliminating the need for manual foam cutting, shaping, and loading into a delivery system, preparation is simplified when using Torpedo and EmboCube gelatin foam products.


Another challenge with manually cutting and shaping gelatin foam is that it results in inconsistently sized particles. Torpedo and EmboCube are available in two uniformly pre-cut sizes (2.5 mm and 5.0 mm diameters) and are designed for use with compatible catheters and microcatheters with inner diameters large enough to deliver the embolic material. These standardized sizes allow physicians to match the vasculature and achieve targeted embolization.


Standardized particle sizes not only aid in achieving targeted embolization but also assist in proactively eliminating delivery challenges, such as particle aggregation in the catheter lumen. Inconsistently sized particles run the risk of clogging the delivery catheter. On the contrary, calibrated embolic particles, such as Torpedo and EmboCube gelatin foam, facilitate smooth catheter passage, helping to provide consistent and predictable results. Biocompatible and resorbable, Torpedo and EmboCube provide temporary yet durable mechanical occlusion.

Torpedo and EmboCube demonstrate Merit Medical’s commitment to ongoing innovation in the embolotherapy field. Providing safety, efficiency, and value to our embolotherapy customers enables them to reduce procedural time without compromising quality care.

Learn more about Torpedo and EmboCube gelatin foam products and explore our entire embolotherapy portfolio.

Please consult the product labels and inserts for any indications, contraindications, potential complications, warnings, precautions and directions for use.

Prepare For Your Angiography - Merit's Procedure Packs With Gowns - Merit Medical

Prepare for Angiography — Merit’s Procedure Trays With Gowns

Prepare for Angiography - Merit's Packs and Kits - Standard and Custom

Merit is aware of a disruption to the availability of custom procedural trays including AAMI level 3 surgical gowns provided by Cardinal Healthcare. We want to notify you that Merit Medical can quickly provide you with a suitable tray or pack replacement allowing you to perform critical diagnostic and interventional procedures. Cardinal is a valued partner in healthcare delivery to Merit Medical and our highest priority is to ensure that patients we mutually serve receive the care they need as quickly and efficiently as possible.

In addition to manufacturing medical devices for Interventional Cardiology and Radiology, Merit offers kits, packs, and trays in standard and custom configurations and assembles and distributes these to customers from a highly advanced and automated facility in Richmond, VA.

Merit’s Available Suggested Alternative:
Standard Angiography Tray, Catalog Number – K10T-03784

Of importance:

  • The above suggested tray is a suitable replacement for the majority of the affected packs that are used in Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, and Vascular Surgery.
  • Merit utilizes an ISO-certified manufacturer of level 3 gowns that are different from those affected.
  • If you require additional fluid administration items such as manifold kits, waste bags, Medallion® syringes, Merit can provide those items to ensure you have all of the products you need to complete cases.


Contact Customer Service
Phone: 801-208-4469
Email: [email protected]

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Please consult the product labels and inserts for any indications, contraindications, potential complications, warnings, precautions and directions for use.

Merit Medical - Your Partner in Drainage Solutions - Diverse, Innovative Drainage Solutions

With Ongoing Innovation, Merit Medical® Remains Your Partner in Drainage Care

Drainage Innovation Improves Patient Care - Aspira, ReSolve Mini, FastBreak - Merit Medical

Better drainage care stems from product innovation. By listening to valuable physician feedback and investing in technology that improves drainage care, Merit Medical is able to deliver products that meet unique clinical needs. Over the past two decades, we’ve expanded our drainage portfolio to include a diverse range of solutions that work together to help physicians achieve optimal drainage care.

ReSolve® Biliary Locking Drainage Catheter

Resolve BiliaryA common challenge associated with conventional biliary drainage catheters is that they offer only one hole pattern, often resulting in physicians making time-consuming modifications to facilitate better drainage.

Our ReSolve Biliary Locking Drainage Catheter, a complementary line to the ReSolve Non-Locking and Locking Drainage Catheters, is designed with two drainage hole patterns to manage both distal and proximal lesions as well as varying patient anatomy. Providing up to four times more drainage area,1 the ReSolve enables maximum drainage, delivering a targeted solution right from the start.

FastBreak™ Breakaway Connector

The FastBreak Breakaway Connector, a two-piece patient safety device, acts as a bridge between the drainage catheter and an external fluid reservoir, ensuring detachment occurs at the connector site instead of causing painful injury to the kidney or soft tissues. With the catheter, the FastBreak Breakaway Connector facilitates uninterrupted fluid flow and provide additional patient safety.

ReSolve ConvertX® Stent System

We understand physicians need devices that will simplify procedures and expand patient treatment options. ReSolve ConvertX is the only device that converts from a catheter to an internal ureteral or biliary stent without a second interventional procedure.

Not only does ConvertX intuitive technology provide a less invasive option for patients with severe ureteral or biliary obstructions, its biliary version makes it possible for interventional radiologists to place temporary plastic stents in patients who were previously not candidates.

Ureteral and biliary stent conversions are done in less than one minute during an office visit,1 reducing costs, time, and patient risk.2

Aspira® Drainage System

At Merit we transform drainage care into compassionate care with the Aspira® Drainage System, a home treatment option for end-stage cancer patients with malignant pleural effusion and malignant ascites.

Convenient and easy to use, the Aspira allows patients to spend more time at home by preventing frequent hospital visits to treat symptoms. It also helps eliminate hospital stays that may be required with other treatment options.

ReSolve Mini™ Locking Drainage Catheter

ReSolve Mini - Merit Medical - Up to 42% Smaller Than Standard Locking Pigtail CathetersThe ReSolve Mini Locking Drainage Catheter is the newest addition to our growing drainage portfolio. With the pigtail size up to 42% smaller than our ReSolve Locking Drainage Catheter pigtail, the ReSolve Mini creates the ideal solution for patients with smaller anatomy and smaller fluid pockets in the kidney and other areas. Read the full press release here.

Applying physician feedback has enabled us to create a better mini catheter compared to others on the market. Unlike competing catheters, the ReSolve Mini has a unique marker band to show drainage location, larger and more holes for maximum drainage, and better insertion force.1

Our investment in the drainage space shows our unwavering commitment to providing you with innovative devices that improve patient care. By understanding your drainage needs, we’ve built a comprehensive portfolio of products and accessories that work together to deliver superior performance and reliable quality. As your partner in drainage care, we look forward to hearing your ideas and transforming them into real-world solutions to your toughest clinical challenges.

Please consult the product labels and inserts for any indications, contraindications, potential complications, warnings, precautions and directions for use.

1. Data on file.
2. Due to eliminating an interventional exchange procedure.

Merit Tijuana - 1000 Employees - Merit Milestone Achieved

Merit Milestones: Facilities in Galway and Tijuana Reach 1,000 Employees

Since Merit Medical’s inception more than three decades ago, we have transformed from a US-based startup in Utah into a medical device powerhouse with facilities around the globe. Recently, we celebrated a proud moment for two of our locations. Merit Galway in Ireland and Merit Tijuana in Mexico both reached the 1,000-employee mark, a milestone that demonstrates expansion of our manufacturing capabilities and our growing capacity to meet customer needs.

“To be able to reach this goal of a thousand employees is an extraordinary accomplishment, especially if you go back and look at the beginning,” said Fred Lampropoulos, Merit Medical’s Chairman and CEO.

Merit Galway specializes in the design and manufacture of cardiology and peripheral-based access devices, navigation systems, and procedural kits. The facility’s strong reputation within the industry was recently recognized when it was honored as Medtech Company of the Year at the Irish Medtech Awards 2018. Thanks to a number of personal and professional development opportunities—such as improvement projects, a graduate program, well-being programs, and a social club—Merit Galway employees are able to grow with the company.

Learn more about our Galway team in this video.

The Tijuana facility is one of Merit’s manufacturing sites worldwide and produces a wide range of product lines, including drainage solutions, sheath introducers, disposal systems, and more. A team known for its dedication, hard work, and attention to detail, Merit Tijuana was the recipient of the prestigious Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence in 2019. Merit Tijuana employees are able to expand professionally through company-provided individual development plans and in-school certificate programs. They are also provided with unique benefits, such as transportation service to and from work and lunch at the facility’s award-winning café.

Merit Tijuana - 1000 Employees - Merit Milestone Achieved
Merit Tijuana - 1000 Employees - Merit Milestone Achieved

“My thanks to everybody for the effort and sustainability,” Lampropoulos said. “That’s always been the key to every part of our business. We’ve stayed the course.”

Join us in celebrating this company milestone and explore exciting career opportunities and employee benefits offered at each facility by visiting our Merit Facilities page.

Merit Galway - 1000 Employees - Merit Milestone Achieved
Merit Galway - 1000 Employees - Merit Milestone Achieved