Entries by Kelly Branan

Know Your Direction: Merit’s HeartSpan® Steerable Sheath Facilitates Catheter Navigation

Patients suffering from atrial fibrillation (AF) have a minimally-invasive curative treatment option thanks to advancements in cardiac ablation catheter technology. The use of one such advancement, the steerable sheath, has resulted in higher clinical success rates in comparison to using a traditional fixed sheath.1 But despite its clinical success, operating the steerable sheath has its […]

Merit Medical is pleased to sponsor an accredited webinar for Critical Care Nurses

Hemodynamic Monitoring is Monitoring Life Watch the webinar Earn: 1.00 CERP credit* Course objective: Hemodynamic monitoring can be challenging, even for experienced nurses. This course establishes foundational knowledge related to the anatomy, physiology, and clinical care of patients on hemodynamic monitoring. Speaker: Terry M. Foster, RN, MSN, FAEN, CCRN, CPEN, TCRN, CEN, Nurse Humorist Terry M. Foster […]

The New Go-To: PreludeEASE™ Resists Compression Better Than the Leading Competitor

At Merit Medical, we’re dedicated to using the most advanced materials, designs, and manufacturing techniques with the goal of delivering solutions you can always depend on. Our PreludeEASE™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer is a perfect example of this commitment. Designed for strength, data shows the PreludeEASE resists compression better than the leading competitor—making it the New […]

I Am Merit: Fred Lampropoulos, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Thirty years ago, Merit Medical got its start by doing one simple thing: paying close attention to the clinical needs of physicians. At a time when glass syringes were the industry standard, Merit wanted to create something better. From this vision, the polycarbonate Coronary Control Syringe was born. It was the first of its kind […]

Happy 25th Anniversary of Transradial Access!

Today, August 24th, marks the date 25 years ago when Dr. Ferdinand Kiemeneij performed the first radial access angioplasty in the Netherlands. Merit Medical is so pleased to celebrate this landmark anniversary with the physicians around the world who practice this patient-centric technique and with patients who have had a radial intervention. Congratulations to Dr. […]

Navigating through vascular anatomy with the InQwire® Amplatz Guide Wire

Navigating through difficult vascular anatomy can be challenging, and finding just the right guide wire to do so can be even more difficult.  Ultimately, clinicians need a wire that is reliable and that can get them to their destination within the vasculature, even if the path is a tortuous one. Look no further, because the […]

I Am Merit: April Sanchez, Supervisor of Strategic Accounts Contract Management

An important part of Merit Medical’s business involves working with Group Purchasing Organizations and Integrated Delivery Networks around the United States. April Sanchez, Merit’s Supervisor of Strategic Accounts Contract Management, speaks about her team’s role to provide important financial impact and analysis of Merit’s contracts with these GPOs and IDNs. The efforts of Strategic Accounts […]

Why Use a Closed-Flush Blood Sampling System?

A critically ill patient may enter the ICU because of organ failure, extreme dehydration, Sepsis, or some other complicated issue. In all of these conditions, a quick response is best for a positive patient outcome. Invasive hemodynamic monitoring allows a healthcare provider to access real-time information about the patient’s cardiac health. Additionally, blood samples are […]

SwiftNINJA® Successfully Embolizes Post-EVAR Type II Endoleaks Using Transarterial Iliolumbar Approach

Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been linked to the formation of type II endoleaks. The transarterial iliolumbar approach to repair this complication is occasionally difficult and associated with a lower technical success rate due to the anatomical features of the area. However, earlier this year Dr. Yunosuke Nishihara of Saga-Ken Medical Centre Koseikan in Saga, […]

NextGenRadial programs and products from Merit Medical

In a press release issued last week, Merit Medical announced its Advanced ThinkRadial Program for Interventional Cardiologists (IC’s), with a curriculum focused on complex interventions accessed via the radial artery. The course will be co-proctored by Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Sandeep Nathan (University of Chicago) and special guest of honor, Dr. Ferdinand Kiemeneij (Tergooi Hospital in […]

HeRO Graft Dramatically Reduces Infection Among Catheter-Dependent Patients

Approximately 80% of patients starting hemodialysis use tunneled dialysis catheters, while 25% of all prevalent patients have one placed as a bridge to permanent vascular access, or because all other options for permanent access have failed.1 And yet, catheter dependency still poses the risk of infection. Current research is now pointing to an alternative to […]

SwiftNINJA® Steerable Microcatheter Should be Your “Work Horse” Device, New Case Report Suggests

In the May 2017 issue of Radiology Case Reports, Hinrichs, Marquardt, Wacker, and Meyer reviewed two potential solutions to successfully coil embolize patients with hepatointestinal collateral (HIC) vessels precluding radioembolization. The second solution presented is to use the SwiftNINJA® Steerable Microcatheter as a “work horse” device in appropriate situations, as opposed to a “problem-solving” device, […]

New Interventional CRT Center of Excellence at MedStar

Merit Medical is pleased to announce a new Interventional CRT Center of Excellence at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Heart & Vascular Institute, in Washington, DC. Dr. Seth Worley, an internationally recognized expert in cardiac resynchronization therapy, began developing Interventional CRT techniques 18 years ago. He recently moved his practice to MedStar Washington Hospital to […]

PreludeEASE™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer: The New GO-TO

Merit Medical is committed to the radial approach, with a comprehensive portfolio of radial products supporting radial procedures from set-up and access through hemostasis, as well as the ThinkRadial training program for Interventional Cardiologists and Radiologists. And in this year, the 25th anniversary of radial access, we are happy to spotlight some of our key radial […]

Announcing – ThinkPAE™ Education Course

Merit Medical is excited to announce the ThinkPAE™ – Interventional Techniques for Prostatic Artery Embolization education course, and the first course date on August 25-26, 2017 proctored by Dr. Shivank Bhatia. Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) is a non-surgical treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH is the most common benign […]

StabiliT Bone Cement – Trusted Cement. Simplified Delivery.

Thirty years ago, the first-generation percutaneous vertebral augmentation (PVA) system was introduced for the management of painful pathologic vertebral compression fractures. Since then, PVA treatment has had dramatic improvements in both bone cement formulations and delivery systems. For example, higher cement viscosity has been considered desirable in recent years, but as viscosity increases, working time […]

Dr. Ferdinand Kiemeneij Returns to Merit Medical to co-proctor the October ThinkRadial Course

Merit Medical will be hosting the next ThinkRadial Education Course on October 13-14 for Interventional Cardiologists and Radiologists. Physicians are already looking forward to this course and the opportunity to learn from the “Father of Transradial Intervention,” Dr. Ferdinand Kiemeneij.  Merit is honored to once again have Dr. Kiemeneij proctor this course, to share his […]

Accuracy matters. We help you get there.

Since Merit Medical’s founding, we’ve set out to build the world’s most customer-focused healthcare company by understanding customers’ needs and innovating a diverse range of products that improve the lives of people. Our Interventional Oncology & Spine (IOS) products illustrate just this, and we are excited to present several of them to you at the […]

Merit Medical loves Critical Care Nurses!

Merit Introduces InQwire® Amplatz Diagnostic Guide Wire

Elevate the Fine Art of Navigation The right guide wire accomplishes many things. It can serve both diagnostic and interventional purposes. The right guide wire is versatile and facilitates procedures of various clinicians, including interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons, and interventional nephrologists. But most of all, the right guide wire can help you get […]

June 2017 ThinkHeRO: Gain hands-on experience with the HeRO® graft at the World-Class MITIESM Lab

Have you signed up for the June ThinkHeRO course yet? If you haven’t, you’ll want to because June’s training is the last ThinkHeRO course held in 2017 at the world-class Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIESM). What does this mean for you if you attend June’s ThinkHeRO training? HeRO graft training at […]

Your Safety Is Our Priority: Merit to Showcase Safety Products at NTI 2017

Thirty years ago, Merit Medical pioneered a clear-as-glass polycarbonate syringe to reduce the risk of a glass syringe breaking in the hand of a healthcare provider. Since our beginning, we’ve consistently prioritized solutions to procedural challenges, with the goal of making patient care safer for medical professionals like you. Keeping up with this tradition, we’re […]

Expert panel to discuss Interventional CRT Implant Techniques at the Rhythm Theater during HRS 2017

Merit Medical and Discover Interventional CRT would like to invite physicians attending HRS 2017 to save space on their program schedules for an invaluable presentation on Thursday, May 11th from 3:15-4:15pm in Rhythm Theater #2 titled, Interventional CRT Implant Techniques. Leading the lecture are some of the field’s top electrophysiologists: (Chair) Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, […]

NTI 2017: Partner with Us Across the Patient Care Continuum

Merit Medical is making its debut at the 2017 AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) in Houston, TX, on May 23-25. After 30 years of bringing quality, innovative products to medical professionals, we’re continuing the Merit tradition at this year’s NTI by introducing our critical care portfolio and demonstrating how we can […]

Featuring the HeartSpan® Fixed Curve Transseptal Sheath at HRS 2017

Our excitement for HRS 2017 is building because it means we’re getting closer to showcasing some of our most exciting products. One highly anticipated product, The HeartSpan® Fixed Curve Transseptal Sheath, is designed to provide a conduit to deliver diagnostic and therapeutic catheters to specific heart chambers and locations. Available in a kit that contains […]

ThinkRadial and Merit Medical are Honored to Have Dr. Ferdinand Kiemeneij Co-Proctor this Week’s ThinkRadial™ Education

Today is the first day of our April ThinkRadial™ course and we couldn’t be more excited to have Guest of Honor Dr. Ferdinand Kiemeneij, MD, PhD, co-proctoring the IR and Advanced IC sections. Dr. Kiemeneij is working side-by-side with co-proctors Sandeep Nathan, MD, MSc, FACC, FSCAI, interventional cardiologist at the University of Chicago Medical Center […]

Join Us At HRS 2017!

Merit Medical and Discover Interventional CRT are pleased to announce training opportunities at HRS 2017. From May 10-12 in Chicago, Ill., HRS attendees can learn techniques and technologies from some of electrophysiology’s foremost leaders. Here’s a preview of what you can expect: Thursday, May 11 LV Lead Delivery: Providing Options with a Simplified Approach Booth […]

10 Reasons Why IR’s and IC’s Should Attend April’s ThinkRadial™ Course

By Alicia Armeli Twenty-five years ago, the first transradial coronary intervention was performed. This sparked the start of the Radial Revolution—a medical movement that put transradial procedures on the map as a way of treating patients without surgery. In honor of this progress, Merit Medical is hosting a special ThinkRadial® course April 21-22 for Interventional […]

Want to Learn More About Transradial Access?

Two of the Leaders in IR Transradial Access Invite Interventional Radiologists to Attend a Special “Intro to Transradial” Dinner Event By Alicia Armeli On Monday, March 27, 2017, from 6-9p at Ristorante Morini in Midtown, NYC, Merit Medical and ThinkRadial™ will host a special “introduction to transradial” dinner event to promote clinical benefits and present […]

“Father of Transradial Intervention,” Ferdinand Kiemeneij, MD, PhD, to be the Special Guest of Honor and Co-Proctor for Upcoming ThinkRadial™ Education Program in April

By Alicia Armeli In order to keep up with the growth and progress of interventional medicine, Merit Medical is hosting a dynamic ThinkRadial™ training course on April 21-22 at Merit Medical headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. For the first time in the US, world-renowned Interventional Cardiologist Ferdinand Kiemeneij, MD, PhD, will be attending as […]

Eric Peden, MD, Leads Think HeRO Graft Training Course

By Alicia Armeli March 30-31 marks the start of this year’s Think HeRO Graft™ training courses. Held at the Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIESM), the course will be led by HeRO® Graft pioneer Eric Peden, MD. One of Houston’s own, Dr. Peden is Chief of Vascular Surgery at Methodist Cardiovascular Associates, […]

#NextGenRadial Provides Tools and Skills Clinicians Need for Transradial Access

By Alicia Armeli For well over a decade, transradial access has been used for coronary interventions. In comparison to the transfemoral approach, research has linked transradial with increased patient preference and fewer vascular complications.1,2 A more cost-effective approach that has success rates similar to the transfemoral technique, transradial access is expanding into other fields of […]

Merit’s Family of Drainage Products Supports Drainage Procedural Needs Every Step of the Way

By Alicia Armeli Proper drainage is necessary for the removal of fluid buildup, as well as diagnosis. From access to intervention, Merit Medical provides a diverse portfolio of drainage products to support procedural needs throughout each step. With products designed in multiple configurations for specific drainage needs and kits that can be tailored to meet […]

A STAR™ Is Born: Spinal Tumor Ablation with Radiofrequency Significantly Reduces Pain Associated with Metastatic Spinal Tumors

By Alicia Armeli Each year, 400,000 people in the US alone suffer from bone metastases.1 Frequently seen in the spine—and specifically in the vertebrae—spinal tumors make up 40% of all bone metastatic disease.2,3 Pain associated with this condition can be excruciating. Merit Medical’s STAR™ Tumor Ablation System (Spinal Tumor Ablation with Radiofrequency)—a unique device designed […]

Achieve Radial Access with Ease

By Alicia Armeli PreludeEase™—Merit Medical’s newest line of Hydrophilic Sheath Introducers—has made the transradial artery approach even better. Studies show that hydrophilic coating on sheath introducers can reduce the incidence of artery spasm and improve patient comfort during transradial diagnostic and interventional coronary procedures.1 In recent years, the transradial approach has become increasingly popular for […]

What Is the Super HeRO?

By Alicia Armeli Short of leaping tall buildings at a single bound, the Super HeRO™ Adapter is living up to its name. “The Super HeRO gives you options to customize your approach—unique patients unique procedures.” –Dr. Stephen E. Hohmann, MD, FACS, Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Dallas, Texas “The new HeRO […]

Physician Faculty to Impart their Commitment to Interventional Spine Procedures during Upcoming Education Program

As an interventional neuroradiologist, Dr. Amish Doshi, Associate Professor of Radiology and Neurosurgery, Chief of Neuroradiology and the Director of Spine Imaging and Interventions at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, has had the opportunity to treat a variety of disorders of the head, neck and spine.  Throughout his career, he has developed […]

Merit Medical Launches Think Hero Graft Training Program

Merit Medical’s inaugural Think HeRO Graft Training Course was held at the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIE) in Houston, TX on September 22 and 23. ThinkHeroGraft is an education program that prepares surgeons and physicians to use the HeRO® Graft as a method for end-stage dialysis access, for patients with central venous […]

Merit Medical Hosts Physician Education Course at Washington University in St. Louis

September 17th, 2017 Merit Medical hosted 12 physicians for a Physician Education Course on minimally invasive vertebral therapies on Saturday, September 17th, 2017 at Washington University in St. Louis.  The Physician Education Course program is a focused cadaver lab workshop designed to deliver detailed information on appropriate use of Merit’s technology and the minimally invasive […]

The DriPAD™: Super Absorbent Technology that Helps to Provide Better Patient Care

From assisting a patient with incontinence care, to assisting in reducing room-turn over time, the DriPAD has numerous applications and can be used in multiple areas within a hospital. Having up to 10x more absorption power than alternative pads, using a product with a higher absorbency means fewer pads used per patient—which supports hospital cost-cutting […]

I Am Merit: Allen Guo

My Opportunities in China with Merit: I started working at Merit 6 years ago as an Operations Supervisor. Before that, I worked at GE Healthcare under the medical system machines division in Beijing. I was promoted to Operations Manager after 1.5 years and was further promoted to my current position of Senior Operations Manager after […]

New High Flow Pigtail Valved One-Step™ Centesis Catheters

We are excited to announce the release of the new high flow Pigtail Valved One-Step™ Centesis Catheter! These catheters have been designed for safe, controlled insertion with decreased procedure times. The distal obturator prevents the needle from puncturing and shearing the catheter, and protects the clinician from accidental needlestick. The self-sealing valve also minimizes the risk […]

Merit Medical is Looking Forward to SIR this Weekend

Merit Medical and ThinkRadial will host several exciting events at the Society of Interventional Radiology annual meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada from April 3-6. A series of activities taking place in Merit’s booth, #419, will provide attendees with a chance to learn about Merit’s innovative offerings through both hands-on experience and interactive presentations from transradial […]

I Am Merit: Melissa Green

Nearly 20 Years at Merit! In 1992 I went to work for Mallinckrodt in Angleton, TX. I was in Production working on the Performa and Trax catheters (now Merit’s Concierge Catheter). In 1998, Merit Medical acquired a small division of Mallinckrodt and that’s when my career with Merit began. We operated in the Angleton facility […]

I Am Merit: Linda Sigvardt

The story behind Merit’s Travel Department I’ve worked in the travel industry for over 30 years. It could have been my love of airplanes or the desire to experience exotic cultures in remote countries that drove me to work in the travel industry. I’ve always known my place would be in corporate travel sphere. My […]

I Am Merit: Esko Holt

First things first – Your Name is so Unique! Esko is a family name, it was my grandpa’s name. My grandfather was one of 13 kids. He grew up here in Richmond, Virginia next to a Russian family, and one of their children was named Esko. That’s where my great grandfather got the name for […]

Article: Transradial access for IR’s is gaining traction –An interview with three Interventional Radiologists

In its November issue, Interventional News reports that transradial access for Interventional Radiologists is gaining traction, as evidenced by the full room of attendees at a satellite symposium about the radial approach, sponsored by Merit Medical during the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe’s annual meeting in September. In the article, Interventional News interviews […]

Medical Design and Outsourcing features Merit Medical President and CEO Fred Lampropoulos in a Spotlight on Leadership

In its January issue, Medical Design and Outsourcing features a Spotlight on Leadership by Merit Medical President and CEO Fred Lampropoulos, who describes Merit’s history of and continuous pursuit of innovation. View the full article: http://www.medicaldesignandoutsourcing.com/spotlight-on-leadership-merit-medical-continues-its-history-of-innovation/

Justin Lampropoulos: Sales & Marketer of the Year

Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Merit Medical Systems has been recognized by Utah Business Magazine as a Sales & Marketer of the Year. View the video

I Am Merit: Jason Hansen

Merit has been a great place to start my career. I graduated from the University of Utah in Biomedical Engineering in 2010. My education was the catalyst for my work in the medical industry. I studied advanced mathematics and physics, but my major also focused on engineering principles related to biology, chemistry, biomechanics, biomaterials, etc. […]

I Am Merit: Stephanie Poulsen

Senior Product Manager Stephanie Poulsen speaks about her role guiding strategies for the development of products used for diagnostic and interventional procedures. And more recently, her focus on products specific to the radial approach, a technique that has grown significantly around the world because it allows patients to get up and return to their lives faster. In […]

I Am Merit: Casey Holland

Casey Holland, Clinical Operations Manager for Merit Medical, Rockland, Massachusetts, USA. Perspective. I started working with BioSphere in 2007 in Quality and Regulatory Affairs, which worked closely with Medical Affairs. I worked hard during this period of time. I was really starting to focus and gain perspective on my career, which lead me to make the transition […]

I Am Merit: Brandon Beck

Brandon Beck, Senior Engineer for Merit Malvern, Pennsylvania, USA My story here began 20 years ago: I started working here in the now “Merit Malvern” office twenty years ago, right after graduating from Penn State University. When I started it was Thomas Medical and I was a supervisor who worked on the team that built the […]

Merit Medical to Exhibit Dialysis Product Line at Controversies in Dialysis (CiDA) Conference in New Orleans, October 29-30, 2015

The world’s premier dialysis access conference will be held in New Orleans, LA. We look forward to meeting the attendees who come to CiDA to discuss unique techniques and devices for hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis access. Merit Medical’s full suite of innovative dialysis products are designed to help improve your patient’s quality of life when treating end-stage […]

I Am Merit: Michelle Molin-Savelkoul

Tell us about managing Merit Medical’s Customer Service for all of Europe, Middle East and Africa: I manage Merit Medical’s customer service for our distributors, direct customers (hospitals) as well as the tender department for all of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEA). When I started (on November 3, 2008), there were three of us […]

Merit Medical featured in Utah Business Connect magazine

Justin Lampropoulos, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Strategy for Merit Medical Systems, recently contributed the article, “The Building Blocks of Sustainable International Growth,” to Business Connect Utah magazine. In his article he shares key insights into growing a business internationally, including finding shared culture and values, developing successful channels and building a brand […]

ThinkRadial™ Establishes Influential Presence at CIRSE

Largest Interventional Radiology Event of the Year Is Site for Transradial Education from Leading Industry Source ThinkRadial™   LISBON, PORTUGAL – September 26, 2015 – Merit Medical Systems, Inc. and its renowned ThinkRadial™ education program will host a targeted symposium at this year’s Annual Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) Annual Meeting.  The ThinkRadial™ Symposium […]

I Am Merit: Michelle Xu

Above all else, Merit Asia’s third employee, Michelle Xu, Channel Management Supervisor, enjoys working with her dedicated Merit colleagues “who never say never.” Working for Merit Asia as it continues to grow: I joined Merit Asia five and a half years ago in 2010 as an Administration Assistant. I was the third employee then, and now, […]

I Am Merit: Sarah Spangler

Sales Engineer Sarah Spangler customizes Merit Medical products and devices for Merit’s OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) customers. Sarah spends her days collaborating with the OEM sales team, customers and other Merit engineers to ensure that we can provide a product that meets the customers’ needs and procedures. Watch her video interview.

I Am Merit: Ricardo Alvarez

At Merit Medical’s newest facility in Tijuana, Mexico, Manufacturing Manager Ricardo Alvarez does everything he can to ensure his employees feel successful – because his team is what makes Ricardo feel successful. The path to becoming the 2nd employee at Merit Tijuana: I moved my family to Tijuana in January 2014 when I accepted a position […]

I Am Merit: Maeve Harris

At Merit Medical’s Galway facility, Quotes and Samples Analyst, Maeve Harris, enjoys meeting directly with physician customers and helping them find solutions that make their jobs more efficient. Maeve’s Unique Role at Merit Medical: A Merit sales rep from Europe or a distributor from the Middle East or Asia will come to me if one […]

Successful Summer ThinkRadial Training Course

The ThinkRadial team is grateful to the clinicians who came from around the US and England to join them for the two-day training course hosted at Merit Medical’s beautiful campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. The program was kicked off on Thursday with welcome remarks, a tour of the facility and an enjoyable evening welcome […]

I Am Merit: Connie Ackerman

Merit Medical’s Production Planning Manager on her approach to Planning, her work/family balance and how she takes her responsibilities “personally.” Connie’s History with Merit: “I’ve worked with Fred (as in Fred Lampropoulos, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Merit Medical) for more than 32 years, starting in 1983 at Utah Medical. I started on the production […]

1500 Shipments Per Day. Delivery to over 100 Countries. 20 Languages Spoken.

It’s not FedEx. It’s not UPS. It’s not TNT. It’s a global medical device company: Merit Medical. Today Merit Medical opened its recently expanded Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) distribution center and corporate office in Maastricht, the Netherlands. This advanced distribution center and the service it provides hospitals, physicians, and nurses in more […]

Merit Medical’s ConcierGE® Guiding Catheter Now Available in Radial-Specific Shapes

Minimizing the number of catheter exchanges is important for transradial interventions in order to reduce the likelihood of spasm.1 Using catheters with radial-specific shapes may help radial operators minimize the number of catheter exchanges that can result in spasm.1 To meet the needs of radial diagnostic and interventional procedures, Merit Medical now offers the Ultimate 1 […]

InQwire® Diagnostic Guide Wire Available in Baby J Configuration To Facilitate Transradial Intervention

Manipulating diagnostic guide wires through radial vasculature can sometimes be a little more complex than the pathways used during femoral access. To help facilitate radial navigation, Merit offers its InQwire diagnostic guide wire in both the standard J 3.0 mm curved tip as well as a 1.5 mm smaller ”baby” J tip configuration. The smaller, more closed J […]

Merit Medical EP Group Announces Launch of HeartSpan® Steerable Sheath Introducer

Merit Medical continues to add to its extensive line of products for Electrophysiology. The HeartSpan Steerable Sheath Introducer offers control, coverage and comfort for Electrophysiologists when navigating cardiac chambers. The 8.5F HeartSpan Steerable Sheath Introducer’s braided construction provides kink resistance and curve durability. The distal tapered tip creates a smooth transition from the dilator to […]

Merit Offers Radial Internal Mammary Catheter for Navigating LIMA Grafts

Transradial cardiac catheterization in patients with previous coronary artery bypass graft surgery can be technically challenging. Since the majority of CABG patients have a left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft to the left anterior descending artery (LAD), many radial operators choose to perform catheterization procedures in CABG patients from a left radial approach using standard […]

Malagari Safety and Efficacy Study of HCC TACE with HepaSphere™ Microspheres 30-60µm

Dr. Katerina Malagari et al conducted a study of 45 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with the new 30-60 µm size HepaSphere Microspheres. The study found that “TACE with HepaSphere was well tolerated with an acceptable safety profile and no 30-day mortality.”1 The overall objective response from the study was “(CR + PR), including […]

Next Generation of the Merit Snares iPad® App Is Now Available

I am pleased to announce the availability of the next generation Merit Snares for iPad. This app is designed to help customers when selecting the appropriate EN Snare® or ONE Snare® product configuration for use in a desired vessel. The app also provides the technical product code specifications for reference and ordering purposes. Interested in […]

Klass Doxorubicin Dose Escalation Study Examines Dose & Delivery for the Treatment of HCC

The purpose of Dr. Darren Klass, et al’s study — “The effect of doxorubicin loading on response and toxicity with drug-eluting embolization in resectable hepatocellular carcinoma: a dose escalation study” — was to investigate “the relationships between dose and delivery parameters as they pertain to toxicity and response in surgically resectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).”1  The study […]

Merit Medical To Exhibit Dialysis Product Line at American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) in Orlando, February 13-15, 2015

Merit Medical is exhibiting at the 11th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology in Orlando, Florida to introduce attendees to its expanding line of Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis products. The Merit Medical dialysis product suite includes the following key products: The CentrosFLO® Hemodialysis Catheter, invented by Dr. Stephen Ash, […]

ONE Snare® Microsnare Sizes Approved for Sale in Europe

Merit Medical’s ONE Snare microsnare sizes are CE marked and available for sale in Europe. These new ONE Snare product configurations are available in loop diameters of 2 mm, 4 mm and 7 mm, with a 2.3F – 3F snare delivery catheter. The ONE Snare suite of endovascular snares are now available in 15 kit configurations […]

Merit Medical Showcased Products for Lead Implantation at International Symposium on Clinical Pacing in Rome

I’ve just returned from the XVI International Symposium on Progress in Clinical Pacing that was held in Rome, Italy. The symposium was a big success. Merit Medical was a sponsor of this meeting dedicated to the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias where innovation and new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques are discussed. Dr. Seth J. Worley of […]

ReSolve® Biliary Locking Drainage Catheter receives 510(k) clearance!

I am pleased to announce that the ReSolve® Biliary Locking Drainage Catheter has received 510(k) clearance and is available for sale in the US. The ReSolve Biliary Locking Drainage Catheter has been available in Europe since July of this year and has had good success. These catheters are indicated for drainage of bile within the […]

Ostial PRO® Debuts in Turkey

Merit Medical’s Ostial PRO Stent Positioning System was recently used for the first time in Turkey. The case was a renal aorto-ostial lesion performed by a cardiovascular surgeon at a University Hospital. “The case went very well, and the cardiovascular surgeon liked the product very much,” Bahadir Şenol, Merit Medical Clinical Sales Specialist, said. “The […]

New Video Showcases Radial Portfolio

A new video showcases our extensive Radial portfolio, which includes products that support your radial procedure every step of the way – from preparation to hemostasis – providing procedural efficiency.  The new video highlights the benefits of radial access and includes our newest radial products, including the PreludeEASE™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer and the Rad Board® […]

Scion Clo-Sur P.A.D. to be included in Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease Textbook

Merit Medical was recently notified that an illustration featuring the Scion Clo-Sur P.A.D will be included in Cardiovascular Intervention: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease, first edition by Deepak L. Bhatt MD. The book’s publication date is May 2015. Braunwald’s Heart Disease is a textbook of cardiovascular medicine. It is updated frequently to include the […]

ONE Snare® Endovascular Snare System Microsnare Sizes Receive FDA 510(k) Clearance

I’m pleased to announce that ONE Snare microsnare sizes are FDA 510(k) cleared and available for sale in the United States. These new ONE Snare product configurations are available in loop diameters of 2 mm, 4 mm and 7 mm with a 2.3F-3F snare delivery catheter. The ONE Snare suite of endovascular snares are now available in […]

Merit Medical Exhibiting at 2014 VEITH Symposium in New York on November 18-22

Merit Medical is proud to support the VEITH Symposium, celebrating its 41st year, in New York City. Attendees for this meeting include vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists and other vascular specialists. If you plan to attend VEITH, please make sure to stop by our booth to learn more about our latest innovations from access […]

Merit Medical Donates PD Catheters for Stuffed Animals to Comfort Young Patients

Recently we heard from a pediatric nephrology nurse at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center who requested a number of our pediatric Flex-Neck® peritoneal dialysis catheters on behalf of Tubie Friends™. They wanted to give their young patients a furry friend who has a PD catheter just like theirs, with hopes of making the process less frightening. We […]

HepaSphere Microspheres Absorb Both Mechanically and Ionically for Optimal Doxorubicin Loading

HepaSphere Microspheres are super absorbent polymer (SAP) microspheres made from vinyl acetate and methyl acrylate that combine to form a copolymer–sodium acrylate alcohol copolymer. How do they work? HepaSphere Microspheres have the ability to load doxorubicin two ways: mechanically and through ionic interaction. Through mechanical interaction, HepaSphere Microspheres rapidly absorb aqueous solutions such as contrast media, […]

Study Finds Use of Hemostasis Patch Significantly Reduces Risk of Femoral Artery Compromise in Children

Cardiac Interventions News presented in its May/June issue a study at the 2014 scientific sessions of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) entitled, “Femoral Artery Compromise from Cardiac Catheterization in Children–a Multicenter Study by the CCISC (Congenital Cardiovascular Interventional Study Consortium)” by Thomas J. Forbes, MD. The study concluded that the use of […]

VIVA 2014 Quality Improvement Call to Action Includes Sessions on Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access and Micropuncture Technique

One of the risks of vascular access is the inadvertent vascular puncture of the posterior wall, side branches, and veins. It can lead to increased hemorrhagic risk in anticoagulated patients, hematoma, or pseudoaneurysm. Because this is such a common problem for clinicians and their patients, this year’s VIVA (Vascular Interventional Advances) meeting is including a […]

Merit Medical to Exhibit Dialysis Product Line at Controversies in Dialysis (CIDA) Conference in Salt Lake City, October 23-24, 2014

The world’s premier dialysis access conference is coming to Salt Lake City. We look forward to meeting the attendees who come to CIDA to discuss unique techniques and devices for hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis access. Merit Medical’s full suite of innovative dialysis products can help you improve your patient’s quality of life when treating end-stage […]

Merit Medical Announces The Launch Of The SureCross® Support Catheter

Merit Medical is pleased to announce the launch of the Merit SureCross® Support Catheter. The SureCross is used to guide and support guide wires, traverse vasculature, facilitate guide wire exchanges, and deliver infusions of saline, contrast, and therapeutic agents. It is designed to give physicians trackability, pushability, and visibility when treating patients with difficult occlusions resulting […]

Updated Version of Merit Convert App now Available in the iPhone App Store

An updated version of Merit Medical’s popular iPhone Convert App was launched with the release of the iPhone 6 and IOS8. Merit Convert is a handy tool for anyone with measurement conversions including area, length, mass, temperature and volume. For those in the Medical Device industry, the app also contains an artificial aging calculator, flow […]

Catheter Patency is Vital for Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease

Catheter patency is vital for the delivery of hemodialysis and effective, long-term vascular access for patients with end-stage renal disease. Tunneled catheter thrombosis, as a result of venous thrombosis or the formation of fibrin sheaths, is a leading cause of catheter failure. Thrombosis can occur when the distal tip of the catheter comes in contact […]

ReSolve® Non-Locking Drainage Catheter’s Smooth Transitions Help with One-Step Technique for Drainage

We have heard from many customers that the ReSolve Non-Locking Drainage Catheter (RNL) is great when using the one-step (direct puncture, trocar) technique when placing these catheters. The smooth transitions of the RNL help to insert the catheter smoothly through tissue without buckling, accordioning, or peeling back during insertion. Some of the drainage procedures that […]

PreludeEASE™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer Receives CE Mark

I’m pleased to announce that the PreludeEASE hydrophilic sheath introducer has received the CE mark and is now available for sale in Europe. The PreludeEASE hydrophilic sheath introducer has been designed with the performance you need to achieve radial access with ease. Hydrophilic coating can help reduce the incidence of arterial spasm during radial procedures.1 Coated […]

Safeguard® Pressure Assisted Device: Trusted Femoral Performance Now Available for Radial Procedures

Many of our customers use the Safeguard Pressure Assisted Device for hemostasis following femoral access procedures because they trust its compression, convenience and comfort. Merit Medical now has the Safeguard Radial™ compression device that offers the same trusted compression after radial procedures. COMPRESSION  The Safeguard Radial’s inflatable bulb focuses compression only where you want it […]

Merit Medical Opens New Office in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Merit Medical Systems is pleased to announce the grand opening of a new office in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Merit Asia has been operating in Hong Kong for three years, and this larger office will help support our growing business with distributors in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South East Asia.Joe Wright, President of […]

ReSolve® Biliary Locking Drainage Catheter Receives CE Mark!

I am pleased to announce that the ReSolve® Biliary Locking Drainage Catheter has received the CE mark and is available for sale in Europe. These catheters are indicated for drainage of bile within the biliary system. Often biliary systems need to be decompressed due to bile duct stones, extrahepatic, or intrahepatic tumors, and primary sclerosing […]

Merit Medical Hosts Medical Education Course on LV Implantation Techniques

Merit Medical hosted a course on LV Lead Implantation Techniques May 4-5. The course was conducted by Seth J. Worley, MD, Director of the Interventional Implant Program at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dr. Worley is an internationally recognized expert and key opinion leader in the advancement of cardiac resynchronization therapy. Dr. Worley presented […]

SCAI 2014 Attendees Get Hands On with Merit Medical’s Radial-Specific Products

Attendees were offered hands-on demonstrations of our radial products at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) meeting last week in Las Vegas. We exhibited several products supporting transradial access–the Rad Board® radial arm board and accessories, radial catheters, and the Safeguard Radial™ radial closure device–that generated lots of interest at the booth. STREAMLINE […]

Merit Medical To Exhibit at PICS-AICS 2014 Chicago Symposium

For 16 years, Merit Medical has participated as an exhibitor at the Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS-AICS). This year, the symposium will be held at the Marriott Chicago Downtown, June 7-10, 2014. Merit Medical is committed to supplying purpose-built pediatric products for diagnostic and interventional medicine, particularly for interventional cardiology. The Merit Diagnostic […]

Safeguard® and Ergonomics in the Cath Lab

I recently read an article by Marsha Holton, CCRN, RCIS, FSICP, “An Ergonomic Survey of Cath Lab Repetitive Stress Injuries,” who observed that the duration of manual compression may be one of the ergonomic risk factors for cath lab repetitive stress injuries. “Survey results regarding recovering access sites were surprising, particularly the mean holding pressure time of 19 […]

Merit Medical Offers PD Kit for Interventional Radiologists

Introducing the NEW Merit Percutaneous Implantation Kit for peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter placement. The kit is designed to accommodate stylette or over-the-wire placement using ultrasound guided access and fluoroscopy. At the recent Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) meeting in San Diego, physicians were thrilled to learn about this procedure and the advantages of the Merit percutaneous kit […]

The Importance of Having Options for Foreign Body Manipulation and Retrieval

A survey conducted by Merit Medical found that radiologists, cardiologists, and vascular surgeons use, on average, two or more different endovascular snare devices in their practice. These physicians understand the importance of having options when a foreign object such as an IVC filter, stent, balloon fragment, broken catheter tip, or guide wire tip needs to […]

Retrospective Analysis Study Shows CentrosFLO® Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter Tip Design Offers Greater Patency

The Merit Medical CentrosFLO long-term hemodialysis catheter’s self-centering split-tip design has a greater separation between the arterial and venous tips than the symmetric-tip designed catheter. Its design is intended to optimize catheter patency and reduce fibrin sheath formation, thrombosis and vessel wall occlusions by keeping the tips of the catheter centered in the vessel and away from […]

New! 7.5F ReSolve® Locking and Non-Locking Drainage Catheter

We are now pleased to offer the ReSolve® Locking and Non-Locking Drainage Catheters in 7.5F. These catheters are indicated for percutaneous drainage of fluid from body cavities. Some of the drainage procedures performed with these catheters are abscess, nephrostomy and cyst. For many fluid collections, a 6.5F catheter is often too small to drain the […]

Ask4UFE Website Revamped

For more than a decade, the Ask4UFE patient education campaign has been an invaluable resource for the many women who suffer from symptomatic uterine fibroids. Our campaign has educated hundreds of women and empowered them to become more involved in the decision-making process for treating uterine fibroids. Our campaign provides women who suffer from fibroids […]

Merit Medical to Showcase Radial Product Portfolio at ACC March 29-31 in Washington, D.C.

Merit Medical will be showcasing its radial product portfolio at the 63rd Annual ACC Scientific Session and Expo this year. The Radial Product Line includes: Rad Board® Reusable Arm BoardEasy set up with radiation scatter protection* Rad Rest® Arm CushionComfortable ergonomic support for wrist and elbow Prelude® Radial Sheath Introducers Efficient access with smooth transitions […]

Merit Medical Announces Launch of New Corporate Video

Merit Medical has released a new corporate video! The video describes how the company began–with a stronger, safer syringe– and how it’s continued to deliver quality medical devices for over 25 years. Merit’s ability to understand, innovate, and deliver has helped us become a global leader in the medical device industry. With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities […]

Merit Medical’s Safeguard® Allows Parents to Hold Their Babies After Heart Surgery

I have a grandson that is 20 months old and who is in perpetual motion. If he’s awake, his inquiring mind has him looking, touching and listening to everything. Recently he injured his hand, pinching it in a door. It wasn’t serious, but all of a sudden he went from running around his playroom, to […]

Merit Medical Opens Office in Bangalore, India

Merit Medical Systems is expanding with a new office in Bangalore, India. This new location will allow Merit to take advantage of the growing Indian healthcare market. The key reason for opening an office to serve the Indian market is the large need that has been generated for our products over the last 3-5 years. […]

Merit Medical EP Group Announces Launch of HeartSpan® Steerable Sheath Introducer

Merit Medical continues to add to its extensive line of products for Electrophysiology. The HeartSpan Steerable Sheath Introducer offers control, coverage and comfort for Electrophysiologists when navigating cardiac chambers. The 8.5F HeartSpan Steerable Sheath Introducer’s braided construction provides kink resistance and curve durability. The distal tapered tip creates a smooth transition from the dilator to […]

Merit Medical to Host Educational Events at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Annual Meeting This Year

We have some amazing things going on this year at the annual Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) meeting March 22-27th. In addition to our booth presence, we will host various educational events. March 23rd – Peter Hathaway, MD will speak about his percutaneous PD catheter placement technique with hands-on demonstrationsMarch 24th – Clement Proust, MD will […]

Merit Medical’s ConcierGE® Has Better Kink Resistance and 1:1 Torque Than Leading Guiding Catheter Brands

THE BAR HAS BEEN RAISED by Merit Medical with the introduction of the Merit ConcierGE Guiding Excellence Catheter. In an independent survey, approximately 40% on Interventional Cardiologists indicated that their current guiding catheter does not meet their needs for kink resistance. Designed in 5F, 6F, 7F, and 8F, ConcierGE is the first guiding catheter designed with […]

Merit Medical To Exhibit Dialysis Product Line at American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) in Phoenix, AZ February 21-23, 2014

Merit Medical is exhibiting at the 10th American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology in Phoenix, AZ to introduce attendees to its expanding line of Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis products. The Merit Medical dialysis product suite includes the following key products: The CentrosFLO® Hemodialysis Catheter, invented by Dr. Stephen Ash, was shown in a recent […]

Merit Medical Supports Utah’s “STEM Curiosity Unleashed” Campaign to Promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education

Merit Medical joined Governor Gary Herbert and other business leaders at a recent news conference to kick off the State’s “STEM Curiosity Unleashed” campaign. Merit and other Utah businesses donated $2.5 million dollars for an advertising campaign to encourage students to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. The future of companies […]

Merit Medical To Exhibit Dialysis Product Line at Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC) in Atlanta February 8-11, 2014

Merit Medical is exhibiting at the 34th Annual Dialysis Conference in Atlanta to introduce attendees to its expanding line of Peritoneal Dialysis and Hemodialysis products. The Merit Medical dialysis product suite includes: PD Implantation Systems PD Implantation Stencils Flex-Neck® Classic and Flex-Neck ARC™ PD Catheters Infant, Pediatric, Adolescent Adult: Small, Medium, Large Flex-Neck ExxTended™ PD […]

Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire Available In New 0.018″ Diameter

  AVAILABLE IN NEW 0.018″ DIAMETER I’m pleased to announce that Merit will be offering a 0.018″ diameter Merit Laureate Hydrophilic Guide Wire worldwide effective February 3, 2014. Smaller diameter guide wires are used in a number of different applications including standard arterial and venous angiography, PTA of chronic total occlusions, thrombolytic therapy, vena cava […]

Merit Medical to Showcase HeartSpan® Product Portfolio at the AF Symposium Jan 9-11 in Orlando

Merit Medical will be showcasing its electrophysiology product line at the 19th International AF Symposium on atrial fibrillation in Orlando, Florida. Visit us at Booth 501 for a hands-on demonstration of the new HeartSpan® Steerable Sheath. Attendees will be able to experience the comfort and control of the larger handle and its bidirectional articulation with […]

Merit Medical Receives 510(k) Clearance for ASAPLP™ Low Profile Aspiration Catheter

I’m pleased to announce that we have received 510(k) clearance for the ASAPLP Low Profile Aspiration Catheter, a new low-profile addition to our ASAP® line of aspiration catheters. The ASAPLP received the CE mark on August 30. The ASAPLP is designed to remove fresh, soft emboli and thrombi from vessels of the arterial system. QUICK […]

Cynthia Bailey, The Real Housewives of Atlanta Cast Member, Will Undergo Uterine Fibroid Embolization on November 17 Episode

Cynthia Bailey revealed that she had fibroids in last week’s episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Cynthia complained of heavy bleeding and long menstrual periods and the toll it was taking on her body and her personal life. On the episode, set to air on Sunday, November 17 at 8 PM Eastern time, the cameras […]

Merit Medical Exhibiting at 2013 AIM & VEITH Symposiums in New York, November 18-23, 2013

Merit Medical is proud to support AIM & VEITH, which will include educational sessions on the latest developments in interventional radiology, oncology, cardiology and vascular access. We would like you to join us as we display our “Big Apple” welcome at AIM Booth 420 and VEITH Booth 110. Featured products will include: QuadraSphere® Microspheres | […]

Merit Medical Adds 2 New Products for Assisting Hemostasis

I’m excited about the recent announcement of Merit Medical’s acquisition of the Safeguard® products for assisting hemostasis. The Safeguard 12 cm and 24 cm Pressure Assisted Devices are latex-free, self-adhesive dressings designed to assist in obtaining and maintaining hemostasis. The 24-cm device is also indicated in the reduction of active compression time in femoral artery cannulation following […]

Merit Medical to Host Luncheon Symposium on Dialysis Techniques at CIDA 2013

Merit Medical is looking forward to attending the 2013 Controversies in Dialysis Access (CIDA) Meeting October 24-25 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, California. Merit Medical will be hosting a luncheon symposium: Dialysis Techniques and Clinical Outcomes Moderator: Stephen R. Ash, MD, Interventional Nephrologist, Ash Access Technology, Inc. Speakers: Saravanan Balamuthsamy, MD, Angiocare, Tucson, […]

Merit Medical Launches Embosphere® and HepaSphereTM Microspheres in Japan

I am pleased to announce that Nippon Kayaku (authorized distributor for Merit Medical Systems, Inc.) has received distribution and marketing authorization in Japan for Embosphere Microspheres and HepaSphere Microspheres. The Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare held the “10th Investigative Commission about Expedited Introduction of Medical Devices, Which Are Strongly Needed in Medical Treatment” and it […]

You Have Options For Treating Your Uterine Fibroids

Did you know that there are minimally-invasive treatment options available to treat uterine fibroids and the common symptoms associated with them: heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, and frequent urination? In 2008, Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) was recognized by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) as an alternative to hysterectomy in the management of uterine […]

Merit Medical Announces the Latest in Inflation Device Technology– the New basixTOUCH™

Merit Medical’s 35 ATM basixTOUCH Inflation Device is now available in the U.S., Europe, and many other countries around the world. The basixTOUCH is the latest innovation in inflation from Merit, and offers 35 ATM pressure capability as well as 30 mL of syringe volume to make it easier to accommodate a wide array of interventional balloons. […]

Merit Medical™ Endovascular Snare System Interactive iPad App Version 2.0 Now Available!

I am pleased to announce the availability of the Merit Medical Snare Interactive App version 2.0 for the iPad. The app is designed to help you select the appropriate size EN Snare® or ONE Snare® to use in a desired vein or artery. The app is also designed to provide the technical product specifications for […]

New! 7F Prelude® Sheath Introducers for Radial, Brachial, and Femoral Access from Merit Medical

I’m happy to announce the expansion of Merit Medical’s Prelude Radial Sheath Introducer product family. The 4F-6F product line now includes 7F sheaths for radial, brachial and femoral access. The new 7F sheaths are available in lengths of 7 cm, 11 cm and 23 cm; all kits include an 0.018” guide wire and 21G Merit Advance® angiographic needle. […]

Merit Medical Launches Bearing™ nsPVA (nonspherical polyvinyl alcohol)

We are pleased to introduce Bearing nsPVA Embolization Particles, the latest addition to Merit Medical’s broad array of interventional radiology embolization options. Merit Medical has been the market leader in spherical embolics (Embosphere® Microspheres) for over a decade and Bearing nsPVA will round out Merit’s embolization portfolio with an economical and nonspherical option. Merit’s established tradition […]

Cath Lab Digest Article Shows How a Merit Medical Custom Fluid Management Set Up Can Help Reduce the Risk of Air Embolism

recent Cath Lab Digest article, “Proposal of Manifold Variation for Use During Cardiac Catheterization,” reported that a new manifold set up used in 1,500 diagnostic catheterizations was “safe, very easy and convenient to use.” In the article, a custom Merit Medical Fluid Management Kit was pictured showing a modified construction that allows physicians to inject […]

Merit Medical Receives CE Mark for HepaSphere™ Microspheres 30-60 Micron Size

I am pleased to share that we have received the CE Mark for HepaSphere Microspheres’ newly developed 30-60 micron size. The new smaller size provides physicians with the ability to achieve more distal occlusions when embolizing hypervascular tumors and arteriovenous malformations. When packaged in their dry state, the new size microspheres measure 30-60 microns, but when […]

Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire Available in New 0.025” Diameter

I’m pleased to announce that Merit will be offering a 0.025” diameter Merit Laureate Hydrophilic Guide Wire worldwide effective June 24, 2013. Smaller diameter guide wires are used in a number of different applications including standard arterial and venous angiography, PTA of chronic total occlusions, thrombolytic therapy, vena cava grams, and endovenous laser ablations. The […]

Merit Medical’s Valved One-Step™ Centesis Catheter Is Designed to Reduce Pneumothorax

Pneumothorax is a common complication resulting from a thoracentesis procedure. The pneumothorax may be caused by the needle puncturing the lung, or by air entering the pleural space from the needle or catheter. To reduce the risk of air entering the pleural space via the catheter, the Valved One-Step Centesis Catheter has a valve in […]

Depth Markers on Merit Medical’s ReSolve® Locking Drainage Catheter Help Ensure Safe and Accurate Placement

In a survey of Radiologists and Interventional Radiologists, roughly 80% said they measure the depth from the skin to the fluid collection prior to inserting a drainage catheter. Various reasons were given for this practice including “accuracy and safety”. To help ensure safe and accurate placement of the ReSolve Locking Drainage Catheter, depth markers are […]

Merit Medical to Showcase the New basixTOUCH™ Inflation Device at EuroPCR May 21-24, 2013

Merit Medical continues to lead the world in inflation device technology with its latest innovation – the basixTOUCH Inflation Device*. We are pleased to showcase the basixTOUCH and several other innovative products and accessories at EuroPCR in Paris next week. The basixTOUCH delivers 30 mL Fluid Capacity 35 atm Pressure Capability Fast, Efficient Inflation and Deflation Ergonomic […]

Merit Medical Exhibiting at WCIO Show in New York, May 16-18, 2013

The World Conference on Interventional Oncology (WCIO) 2013 Meeting will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel. WCIO will feature innovative Interventional Oncology (IO) experts, discussions on current IO topics, unique live case presentations, and the latest scientific advances. 

Please stop by and visit Merit Medical at Booth 18. Featured products will include: […]

Merit Medical Introduces ClassicSheath™ – The Gold Standard in EP Vessel Access – at HRS Meeting in Denver

Discover why Merit Medical’s ClassicSheath Splittable Hemostatic Introducer System is the gold standard for EP vessel access at the upcoming Heart Rhythm Society meeting in Denver, Colorado May 8-10. Merit is proud to officially introduce ClassicSheath LV Delivery System HeartSpan® Transseptal Needle HeartSpan Transseptal Sheath as part of Merit’s new extensive EP vessel access line. […]

Merit Medical’s New MIV™ Radial Ventriculogram Pigtail Catheter is Designed for the Radial Approach

Merit Medical announces the release of its MIV Radial Ventriculogram Catheters. This pigtail catheter is designed to angle toward the left cusp from the radial approach, facilitating easier insertion into the ventricle. Advantages of the MIV Pigtail include: Catheter is angled toward the left cusp facilitating insertion into the ventricle Faster access Reduced fluoroscopy time […]

Experience Merit Laureate’s 1:1 Torque Firsthand at the Merit Discovery Station at SIR 2013

Discover a new era in hydrophilic guide wires at the 2013 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) meeting in New Orleans April 13-18. Merit’s Laureate Discovery Hands-On Demonstration Models allow the clinician to experience the real meaning of true 1:1 torque as guide wires are manipulated through tortuous anatomy in a vascular model. While attending SIR […]

Practice Makes Perfect! Hands-On Demo of Merit’s Endovascular Snare Systems at SIR 2013

Merit Medical will showcase two endovascular snare systems at the 2013 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) meeting in New Orleans: The NEW ONE Snare™ Endovascular Snare System Single Loop Snare Design The EN Snare® Endovascular Snare System Interlaced Triple Loop Design A new hands-on simulation model will be on display in the Merit booth to […]

Merit Medical’s Worley™ LV Delivery System Highlighted at Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Course

Merit Medical proudly displayed our broad product offering and the newly acquired Thomas Medical products at the Fourth Annual ICD, CRT Implantation, Programming, Troubleshooting, and Extraction course held at the University of San Diego, February 22-24. Highlighted products included the ClassicSheath™ Splittable Hemostatic Introducer System, ONE Snare™ Endovascular Snare System, Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire, SeaDragon™ Guide Wire Torque […]

Merit Medical Exhibiting at SIR Show in New Orleans April 13-18, 2013

New Orleans, LA is one of the world’s most fascinating cities. Steeped in history, it is home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food, and music. It is also the site for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2013 annual meeting. SIR will include education on the latest developments in interventional oncology and […]

Merit Medical’s Angiographic Needles Are An Important Start To Any Procedure

The start of any angiographic procedure is as important as the outcome. Merit Medical is looking forward to demonstrating the advantages of its broad line of angiographic needles at the Access, Closure & Safety station at the Merit Medical booth at SIR 2013 in New Orleans, April 13-18. Our curved needles will be included in […]

Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire Available in New 0.038” Diameter

I’m pleased to announce that we will be offering a 0.038” diameter Merit Laureate Hydrophilic Guide Wire worldwide. The increased diameter size will provide additional support options for physicians. Additional support is often required for very tortuous vasculature or when devices requiring additional support are used during procedures. The Merit Laureate is Merit Medical’s premier […]

Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire Demonstration and QuadraSphere® 30-60 µm Microspheres Generate Interest at the 2013 CIO Meeting in Miami

Merit Medical’s booth was a frequently visited destination at the 2013 Symposium on Clinical Interventional Oncology (CIO), January 18-19 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. The anatomical discovery model allowed attendees to see and feel firsthand the exceptional torque control and turn-by-turn responsiveness of the Merit Laureate Hydrophilic Guide Wire. Attendees also showed a […]

Smaller Packaging for Merit Medical’s ASAP® Aspiration Catheter

Merit Medical recognizes that busy cardiac catheterization and interventional radiology labs need to maximize shelf space for their inventory. The ASAP Aspiration Catheter’s new, smaller box will be available worldwide by the end of January 2013. The new 10” x 11” size box will take up less space, which is valuable to any healthcare organization, […]

Top 10 Merit Medical Product Videos for 2012

Top ten lists are a great way to learn what’s on people’s minds, and at Merit Medical, we learned a lot by reviewing the top ten most-watched product videos in 2012. Over 24,000 viewers took interest in Embosphere® and HepaSphere™–our microsphere embolization products. 23,000 watched videos for ProGuide™ Chronic Dialysis Catheters. Rounding out the top […]

Merit Medical to Exhibit Interventional Vascular Products at ISET January 20-23, 2013 in Miami Beach

Merit Medical is proud to help celebrate the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy’s 25th anniversary in Miami Beach, Florida. Merit will exhibit with a 10 x 10 booth from January 20-23, 2013 at the Fontainebleau Hotel (Booth # 102). Exciting hands-on opportunities will be presented at the Merit Medical booth for several new products including […]

Merit Medical to Exhibit Its Line of Cardiology Products at PICS/AICS January 19-22, 2013

Merit Medical will be exhibiting at the 2013 Pediatric & Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium at the Loews Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida on January 19-22. Merit will be displaying its extensive line of cardiology products at Booth # 17. Please visit us to experience hands-on product interactions and to see our wide variety of Performa® […]

ReSolve® Locking Drainage Catheter

I am extremely happy to announce two new improvements to our ReSolve® Locking Drainage Catheter. 1. The tip of the catheter will be positioned within the pigtail curl to minimize tissue irritation that may be caused by the catheter tip. 2. Non-radiopaque depth markers have been added to the catheter shaft to aid in placing […]

Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire and EN Snare® Endovascular Snare System Product Demonstrations Generate Interest at the 2012 TCT Meeting in Miami

The 2012 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Meeting took place Oct. 23-25 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Merit Medical’s booth was a frequently visited destination at the meeting. While many attendees enjoyed Merit Medical’s complimentary BowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion Device slush drink bar, the Merit Laureate, ONE Snare™*, EN Snare, Ostial PRO®, as well as […]

Merit Medical Signs Agreement to Acquire Thomas Medical Products (Presentation)

Merit Medical Signs Agreement to Acquire Thomas Medical Products (Presentation)

Happy Thanksgiving From Merit Medical – Thank You for Being Part of Our World

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Merit would like to sincerely thank our investors, customers, vendors, employees and our wonderful friends worldwide. The company exists and is growing because of you! John F. Kennedy once said, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to […]

Introducing Merit Medical’s CentrosFLO® Chronic Dialysis Catheter Designed by Dr. Stephen Ash

Merit Medical is thrilled to announce the addition of the NEW CentrosFLO long-term hemodialysis catheter to its dialysis catheter line. This unique design features unique, preshaped, curved tips that automatically center the catheter ports within the middle of the vessel. “The outward-curved limbs contact only one or two points within the lower SVC, minimizing the […]

Merit Medical Makes InformationWeek List of Top Technology Innovators

As the Director of Sales & Marketing Technology at Merit, I’m proud to announce that Merit Medical was ranked 195 out of 500 companies on the InformationWeek 500 Top Technology Innovators. This annual list identifies the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. InformationWeek tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of […]

Merit Medical to Exhibit at AIM VEITH in New York, November 14-17, 2012

Merit Medical is looking forward to exhibiting its innovative line of interventional radiology products when the Advanced Interventional Management (AIM) Symposium and VEITHsymposium™ are held in New York. AIM is holding its 20th annual symposium on issues and techniques in interventional radiology and endovascular therapy. The VEITHsymposium™ provides Vascular Surgeons and Vascular Specialists the latest […]

MAK-NV™ (Mini Access Kit Non-Vascular) Video Highlights Clinical Benefits of its Introducer System

I am pleased to announce the release of the MAK-NV Introducer System video. Abscess, nephrostomy, biliary, cyst and other drainage procedure delays are often caused by: · Introducer tip peelback,· The inability to determine the exact location of the introducer tip, and· Difficulty visualizing the needle tip. The video highlights the clinical benefits offered by […]

Having Options Matters

A recent survey conducted by Merit Medical, found that radiologists, cardiologists, and vascular surgeons use, on average, two different endovascular snare devices in their practice. These physicians understand the importance of having options when a foreign object such as an IVC filter, stent, broken catheter tip, or guide wire needs to be removed. Merit Medical […]

New! BowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion Device From Merit Medical

I’m thrilled to introduce the new BowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion Device, our innovative solution to the problem of aligning devices with micro guide wires. Low lighting, small wires, and gloved hands make aligning devices used in diagnostic and interventional procedures difficult. The BowTie, named after its bow-tie shape, lines up wires and devices for quick […]

Merit Medical Wins Telly Award for its Suite of Product Videos Produced by Lone Peak Productions, Inc.

Merit Medical is proud to announce that its product videos for HepaSphere™ Microspheres and Blue Diamond™ Digital Inflation Device won two Bronze Telly Awards in the Sales category at this year’s 33rd Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards are given for web commercials, videos, and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and […]

Merit Medical to Attend CIRSE 2012 in Lisbon, Portugal September 15-19

Merit Medical will exhibit at booth number 25 during the 2012 meeting of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) to be held in Lisbon, Portugal September 15-19. The CIRSE meeting is dedicated to education, science, and innovation in the field of Interventional Radiology and minimally invasive image-guided therapies. The programme is designed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Merit Medical Opens New Facility in Galway, Ireland

Merit Medical officially opened a new $25 million facility at the Parkmore Business Park East in Galway, Ireland on May 15, 2012. Merit Chairman and CEO Fred Lampropoulos and the Prime Minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny, spoke at the opening ceremony. Prime Minister Kenny expressed his appreciation for Merit Medical’s investment in Ireland. Lampropoulos praised […]

Merit Medical Hosted Industry Session and “Meet the Authors” Breakfast at Global Embolization Symposium and Technologies (GEST) in New York, May 3-6, 2012

Merit Medical exhibited at GEST, the “world’s foremost meeting on embolization,” in New York, May 3-6, 2012. GEST assembled experts from around the world to discuss the latest developments in embolization therapy and treatment. The symposium included lectures, panel discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on sessions. Merit Medical sponsored an industry session on Thursday, May 3 from […]

Merit Medical Recognized as a Diamond Sponsor of Global Embolization Symposium and Technologies (GEST) 2012

Merit Medical was recognized as a Diamond-level sponsor at GEST 2012 in New York, May 3-6. A Diamond-level sponsor designation is given to companies who contribute $100,000 or more to support the annual GEST symposium, its audiovisual services, GEST faculty, and educational materials. Each year, GEST assembles experts from around the world to discuss the […]

Merit Medical Hosted Satellite Symposium on HepaSphere™ Microspheres at ECIO 2012

The Third European Conference on Interventional Oncology (ECIO) was held April 25-28 in Florence, Italy. ECIO assembles experts from around the world to discuss the latest advances in cancer imaging and treatment in satellite symposia, scientific programs, and hands-on workshops. Merit Medical hosted a satellite symposium: “HepaSphere Microspheres for HCC: patient outcomes and considerations in […]

Merit Medical Releases Interactive App for the EN Snare® Endovascular Snare System

I am pleased to announce the availability of a new interactive app for the EN Snare Endovascular Snare System. This app is designed to help customers when selecting the appropriate EN Snare configuration for use in a desired vein or artery. The app is also designed to provide the EN Snare product codes and technical […]

Merit Medical to Exhibit at Euro PCR in Paris, May 15-18, 2012

Merit Medical is looking forward to exhibiting its comprehensive line of cardiology products at EuroPCR, the official annual meeting of the European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions. This year’s programs will include 460 sessions of lectures, presentations, and live cases on coronary interventions, interventions for structural heart disease, interventions for hypertension and heart failure, as […]

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 • […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Merit Medical Systems, Inc. adds the Ostial Pro® Stent Positioning System, designed to help accurately place stents.

Merit Medical continues to invest in bringing value-rich tools to the hands of skilled physicians. The next product to be added to Merit’s cardiology portfolio is the Ostial Pro® Stent Positioning System, launching in Q1 2012. This device was recently acquired from Ostial Solutions, LLC. The Ostial Pro® is a Nitinol device with gold-plated feet […]

Merit Reaches Distribution Agreement for the Clo-SurPLUS P.A.D.™

Merit Medical Systems, Inc. has negotiated a long-term distribution agreement with Scion Cardio-Vascular to sell its Clo-SurPLUS P.A.D., a soft, non-woven topical pad that provides an optimal wound-healing environment with an effective antibacterial barrier. The pad is intended for the local management of bleeding wounds and to provide a barrier to bacterial penetration of the […]

High Quality Products and High Quality Videos

Merit Medical Systems, Inc. has partnered with an Emmy award-winning video production firm to produce a suite of high quality educational videos. These new videos and others can be viewed by visiting the Merit Medical corporate website www.merit.com. Go to the “Product” heading menu on the home page and from these select “Videos.” Sales representatives […]

Celebrating 25 Years of Success

Merit Medical designed and introduced the first digital inflation syringe and monitor called the Intellisystem® back in 1989. This same device, with many improvements and upgrades is still on the market today. This year we launched the Blue Diamond™ digital inflation syringe, the most advanced inflation syringe in the world used to inflate angioplasty balloons […]

Merit Medical Participates in the 2012 International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy

Merit Medical is delighted to participate in the 2012 International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) in Miami, Florida on January 15-18. Merit Medical will be demonstrating an extensive line of new Interventional products including the EN Snare® endovascular snare system, Laureate® hydrophilic guide wire, Biosphere® embolic family, Maestro® microcatheter, Impress® hydrophilic catheters, and our Prelude® […]

Merit Medical Sponsors CIO Luncheon Symposium

Loading… At the 2012 Congress of Interventional Oncology Merit Medical will sponsor a luncheon symposium, featuring Katarina Malagari, MD and Julien Namur, Ph.D. The symposium will focus on three informative topics: the rationale for smaller spheres in certain pathologies; results from preclinical in-vivo studies utilizing smaller microspheres; and review of recent cases utilizing smaller microspheres […]

Merit Medical sparks product interest at November’s AIM/VEITH Symposium

Merit Medical was proud to participate in the 19th annual AIM/VEITH symposium held November 16-19, 2011 at the Hilton Hotel New York City, which attracted over 2,500 attendees. The traffic surrounding Merit’s product displays and hands-on demo stations was significant and gave physicians an opportunity to feel the quality and outstanding performance that Merit Medical’s […]

New Corporate Website

To better serve you, Merit Medical has developed a new corporate website that will enhance your ability to access information about Merit Medical’s business and its products. 1. Searchable catalog – Type key word searches for products and catalog items using the website Search field in the upper right corner of each page, or on […]

Practical Training in Vascular Interventions

I recently attended the “Practical Training in Vascular Interventions” course presented by the University of Michigan Medical School at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. Dr. Kyung Cho did an amazing job instructing participants in approximately 100 procedures over the course of the week. Several of Merit Medical’s products were used throughout the course of […]

Thoracentesis and Paracentesis Sets (TAPS)

Merit Medical’s Thoracentesis and Paracentesis Sets (TAPS) were designed to incorporate the necessary components for centesis procedures to minimize set-up and procedure delays. Some of the components include the Valved One-Step™ centesis catheter, and for your safety, the Futura® safety scalpel and safety needles. Richard CollardSenior Product Manager, Merit Medical

Valved One-Step™ centesis catheter minimizes the chance of pneumothorax

The low profile Valved One-Step™ centesis catheter minimizes the chance of pneumothorax and fluid leakage. Once the needle is removed from the catheter, the valve in the catheter hub immediately self-closes to prevent air from entering the pleural space. In addition, the valve also prevents fluid leakage onto the patient table or floor. Richard CollardSenior […]

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."

2011 marks the 24th straight year that Merit Medical Systems, Inc. has expanded its product offering with a pipeline full of new products and line extensions to existing products. This year we launched the ASAP® aspiration catheter in the United States (formerly only available in Europe), TRAM™ and TRAM-P™ manifold with integral transducer, the One-Step™ […]

Double Digit Growth in U.S. Peripheral Vascular Device Market Through 2018

Merit Medical Systems, Inc. is a strong participant in the transcatheter embolization market with a broad offering of calibrated, hydrophilic spheres including: Embosphere® Microspheres, EmboGold® Microspheres, QuadraSphere® Microspheres, and HepaSphere™ Microspheres. Embosphere Microspheres are indicated for embolization of symptomatic uterine fibroids, hypervascular tumors and arteriovenous malformations. The company is also sponsoring a clinical trial (HiQuality) […]


This past week Merit participated in the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) trade show at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. TCT is one of the world’s largest educational meetings specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. This year TCT joined forces with the American College of Cardiology (ACC). This powerful partnership offers many new opportunities for […]

MRG Forecasts Dramatic International Sales Growth

Merit continues to expand sales efforts globally with new sales offices in mainland China, Hong Kong and other strategic areas outside the United States. “In 2010, our international sales grew approximately 10% over our 2009 international sales, and accounted for approximately 32% of our total sales.”1 This expansion is timely and the growth is significant. […]

Dreamforce Conference and Salesforce.com

We’ve successfully completed the rollout of and training for a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) program called Salesforce.com with our US Direct and European Direct sales organizations. Salesforce.com is the largest and most successful cloud-based CRM program in the world with more than 77,000 businesses currently using the product. The overall goals of this initiative […]

CIRSE 2011

Merit recently attended the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) annual congress in Munich, Germany. In terms of leads (potential customer interest in a product) generated, it was one of the most successful trade shows in Merit’s recent history. Most of the customer interest at CIRSE was generated from featured interventional radiology products, […]

MAK-NV™ introducer system with Chiba needles

As the product manager for Merit Medical’s MAK-NV™ introducer system, I am excited to announce the addition of echo-enhanced Chiba needles to this line of products. The echo-enhanced needle design and radiopaque marker tip on the introducer provide enhanced visibility for quick and efficient access. For a smooth insertion, the dilator and introducer tip design […]

Radial Approach–It’s Time for Options

Transradial access for percutaneous coronary interventions is a growing trend that is helping to shape Merit’s radial approach product line. “Transradial PCI has grown from 1.3% of PCI in the US in 2007 to 4.5% in 2009 and may now be over 10%,” reports Dr. Jennifer Tremmel (Stanford University, CA) who believes “this rate may […]

Merit Medical Supports Local Initiative to Help Those with Multiple Sclerosis

Merit employees have joined together to support “Accept the Challenge” Utah Bike MS 2011 a local event to help raise money for programs and services that help people with MS. It is gratifying to be a part of this great project and to feel like we are making a difference for this worthy cause. Larry […]

European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EuroPCR)

Merit is preparing to attend one of the largest cardiology trade shows in the world–the EuroPCR that will be held in Paris, May 17-20, 2011. With over 9000 attendees participating in almost 400 sessions over 4 days, there will be plenty of opportunity for Merit to make a positive impression. We’ll have a strong presence […]

Global Embolization Symposium & Technologies Trade Show

Merit recently attended the GEST (Global Embolization Symposium & Technologies) trade show in Paris, France. With the acquisition of BioSphere, the company is now a comprehensive resource for peripheral embolization technologies. Many highly qualified leads were generated at the meeting and there was a lot of interest in our products. Our direct sales representatives in […]

Innovation breeds success

It’s been exciting to see all the new products recently launched here at Merit. At the recent Q1 2011 earnings conference call, CEO Fred Lampropoulos mentioned just a few of the “latest and greatest”. For more than 20 years, the name Merit Medical Systems, Inc. has been synonymous with innovative medical devices used in cardiology […]

Global Embolization Symposium & Technologies Trade Show

Merit will attend the Global Embolization Symposium & Technologies (GEST) trade show next week in Paris, France. With the acquisition of BioSphere, Merit is now a comprehensive resource for peripheral embolization technologies: embolic microspheres such as Embosphere®, EmboGold®, HepaSphere™ and QuadraSphere®, Merit Maestro® and EmboCath® Plus microcatheters, and a broad offering of specialty guide wires […]

A great loss – Bill Cook

Bill Cook, the founder of Cook Medical, is recognized by many as a pioneer for some of the core products commonly used in cardiology and radiology. His passing will be a great loss to his family, the company and to the entire medical device industry. I’d like to extend my condolences to the family and […]

Merit Medical wants to connect with you

At Merit Medical, we’re always looking for new and better ways to serve you, our valued customers and partners. We want to share the many reasons we’re proud of our innovative medical devices for use in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy procedures, so you can make informed purchasing decisions with confidence. We also want your feedback, […]