Redefining Treatment Strategy to Extend Long-Term Vessel Patency in ESKD Patients with the Merit WRAPSODY™ Cell-Impermeable Endoprosthesis

The Merit WRAPSODY Cell-Impermeable Endoprosthesis is indicated for the treatment of vascular access stenosis and occlusion in dialysis patients. The global panel will give an update on the ongoing clinical program, share case studies, and provide long-term data on the device.


11 Sept 2023 14:30-15:30 CEST Auditorium 12



  • Understand the benefits of using a cell-impermeable endoprosthesis through real case discussions
  • Learn how experts utilize the features of Merit WRAPSODY for optimal clinical outcomes
  • Understand all the benefits of using a cell-impermeable endoprosthesis at early stages



P Kitrou - CIRSE 2023 Symposium FacultyWhat is New and Interesting About This Next-Generation Covered Stent?
P. Kitrou (Patras/GR)

M Gibson - CIRSE 2023 Symposium FacultyThe Real-Life Value of WRAPSODY in Treating Challenging AV Dysfunctions
M. Gibson (Reading/UK)

L Hardiun - CIRSE 2023 Symposium FacultyA Multicentre Experience with WRAPSODY
L. Harduin (Rio de Janeiro/BR)


Explore the following hot topics and hands-on sessions. Please join us early; space is limited!




The sessions are designed for healthcare professionals interested in learning from renowned peers about the latest scientific evidence, as well as current clinical practices, in the field of interventional radiology.

[TOPIC] MSK: What Is the Latest Scientific Evidence and Current Clinical Practice Telling Us?

[FACULTY] M. Little
M Little - CIRSE 2023 Symposium Faculty

Sun, 10 Sept 2023
09:00-09:45 CEST

Mon, 11 Sept 2023
09:00-09:45 CEST


  • Meet the expert for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions
  • Learn about his clinical experience using embolics for MSK (1-year clinical data)
  • Discover best practices for MSK

Designed for:

  • Interventional radiologists driven by innovation
  • A mix of early MSK practitioners and nonusers
[TOPIC] Lung Biopsy: How Can We Avoid Complications?

[FACULTY] F. Deprez
F Deprez - CIRSE 2023 Faculty

Sun, 10 Sept 2023
11:00-11:45 CEST

Mon, 11 Sept 2023
13:30-14:15 CEST


  • Discuss complications associated with lung biopsy and how a clinical team can overcome them in this interactive session
  • Review slides that discuss lung biopsy procedures, complications, and best practices to help avoid and overcome clinical challenges

Designed for:

  • Interventional radiologists with special interest in percutaneous lung biopsy procedures
[TOPIC] From Femoral to dTRA: How I Did It

[FACULTY] P. Najran
Dr Najran - CIRSE 2023 Faculty

Tues, 12 Sept 2023
09:00-09:45 CEST

11:00-11:45 CEST


Learn how to set up distal access in your practice (from an interventional radiologist’s personal experience), with focus on:

  • Key learnings
  • Current practice—specific procedure and economic data

Designed for:

  • Interventional radiologists who have an interest in implementing the radial approach and introducing distal into their practice
  • Physicians who would like to learn key radial tips and tricks





These sessions are designed to provide interventional radiologists with hands-on experience with the latest innovations in the fields of embolotherapy, biopsy, drainage and vascular access, in a peer-to-peer setting.

[TOPIC] Reaching New Destinations with SwiftNINJA® Steerable Microcatheter

[FACULTY] P. Haslam
(Newcastle upon Tyne/UK)
P Haslam - CIRSE 2023 Faculty

Sat, 9 Sept 2023
13:30-14:15 CEST

15:00-15:45 CEST


  • Review the benefits of SwiftNINJA in clinical practice
  • Introduce the new 150-cm SwiftNINJA
  • Share tips and tricks with related procedures

Designed for:

  • Interventional radiologists who have experience with prostate artery embolization, transarterial chemoembolization, and little or no experience with SwiftNINJA
[TOPIC] Drainage & Biopsy Hands-on Lab

[FACULTY] J. Frandon
J Frandon - CIRSE 2023 Faculty


F. Deprez
F Deprez - CIRSE 2023 Faculty

Sun, 10 Sept 2023
13:30-14:15 CEST

Mon, 11 Sept 2023
11:00-11:45 CEST


  • Explore innovations in non-vascular procedures
  • Receive hands-on experience with percutaneous biopsy needles and drainage products

Designed for:

  • Interventional radiologists
[TOPIC] Unique Solutions to Maintain the ESKD Patient’s Lifeline

[FACULTY] Merit Education Team
Merit Education Team - CIRSE 2023 Faculty

Sun, 10 Sept 2023
15:00-15:45 CEST

Mon, 11 Sept 2023
16:00-16:45 CEST


  • Learn three unique solutions for the end-stage renal disease (ESKD) patient’s vascular access journey, using hands-on flow models and simulators
  • Explore treating stenosis or occlusion within the dialysis outflow circuit of an arteriovenous (AV) fistula or AV graft with Merit WRAPSODY Cell-Impermeable Endoprosthesis
  • Using the HeRO® Graft, discover how to treat patients who are failing fistulas or grafts or are catheter dependent due to the blockage of veins leading to the heart
  • Learn how to restore and sustain central venous access with the Surfacer® Inside-Out® Access Catheter System

Designed for:

  • Physicians with an interest in patients with difficult ESKD access who have central venous stenosis and central venous occlusion (vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, and nephrologists)



Explore our products during the following sessions organized by CIRSE.


  • Discover available devices and technical specifications for the given topic
  • Obtain basic knowledge about the manipulation of different devices



[TOPIC] Embolization: Materials and Tools—Particulate Agents


D. A. Goncalves Torres

Sat, 9 Sept 2023
16:15-17:45 CEST

Sun, 10 Sept 2023
16:15-17:45 CEST


Room HTD 3

[TOPIC] Varicose Veins

[COORDINATORS] G. Ananthakrishnan

J. M. Regi

Mon, 11 Sept 2023
08:30-10:00 CEST

13:00-14:30 CEST


Room HDT 2



Visit us at at the Merit Booth and the Merit Learning Center to explore what our advanced technologies can bring to your procedures. Learn more about our expanded Dialysis and Biopsy Portfolios here.

TEMNO Elite™ Biopsy System
Achieve superior samples with the TEMNO Elite Biopsy System, a device that obtains samples 72% larger than competitor side-notch, semi-automatic devices.1

Sample Assist - Biopsy Samples with the Push of a Button - TEMNO Elite Biopsy System - Merit Medical

Explore the TEMNO Elite >>

Embosphere® Microspheres
The most clinically studied spherical embolic, Embosphere is the clear choice among interventional radiologists. Designed for predictable and durable occlusion for the embolization of symptomatic uterine fibroids, arteriovenous malformations, and hypervascular tumors, the elastic material allows for temporary compression of up to 33%,2 yielding targeted results for patients and practitioners.

Discover Embosphere >>

SwiftNINJA Steerable Microcatheter
The SwiftNINJA is an innovative straight-tip catheter featuring an ergonomic steering dial that navigates up to 180 degrees and enables in-vivo control. Consisting of a hydrophilic-coated distal 80 cm, the device delivers exceptional precision and speed when navigating, even in the most challenging vascular ostium.


Get to Know the SwiftNINJA >>

ClariVein® OC Infusion Catheter
A minimally invasive solution for patients, the ClariVein OC Infusion Catheter features a unique 360-degree rotatable dispersion wire at the distal end. The catheter design has been engineered with a small profile, exceptional flexibility, strong imaging visualization, and excellent pushability.

ClariVein OC - treatment for endovenous mechanochemical ablation

Please Note: The ClariVein OC Infusion Catheter is not available for sale or use within the United States.

Explore the ClariVein OC >>

Merit WRAPSODY Cell-Impermeable Endoprosthesis
Featuring a unique tri-layered endoprosthesis microstructure, the Merit WRAPSODY Cell-Impermeable Endoprosthesis extends long-term vessel patency in patients who experience obstructions in the dialysis outflow circuit. The hydrophilic coating allows pinpoint accuracy, smooth insertion, and withdrawal with top-tier trackability.

Maintain Long-Term Vessel Patency - Merit WRAPSODY

Please Note: The Merit WRAPSODY Cell-Impermeable Endoprosthesis is not available for sale or use within the United States.

Discover the Merit WRAPSODY >>


We look forward to meeting you at CIRSE 2023 and discussing how our products and services can bring advantages to your practice. See you in Copenhagen!

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  1. Data on File.
  2. Laurent et al. 1996. “Trisacryl Gelatin Microspheres for Therapeutic Embolization, I: Development and In Vitro Evaluation.” Am J Neuroradial 17 (3):533 ̶ 540. (PMID: 8881250)