Imperative launches Zoom POD aspiration tubing for use in stroke treatments


imperative zoom podImperative Care has announced the launch of its Zoom POD aspiration tubing—the company’s latest innovation in elevating stroke care.

This is the newest addition to Imperative’s Zoom stroke solution, which is an ischaemic stroke product portfolio also including the Zoom 88 large distal platform for neurovascular access, four Zoom aspiration catheters in various sizes, and the Zoom pump with accessories.

The Zoom POD is the first and only sterile field clot filter device, according to Imperative, enabling faster time to clot capture during critical mechanical thrombectomy procedures for ischaemic stroke patients.

It is integrated into the aspiration tubing, shortening the distance from aspiration to filtration while maintaining full aspiration power. And, because it is positioned within the sterile field, the physician can immediately see the clot as it is extracted from the patient, quickly confirming clot capture and giving them more control over the thrombectomy procedure.

“Stroke care is all about speed. In order to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients, it is imperative to retrieve the clot from the brain quickly,” said Shahid Nimjee (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, USA).

“The Zoom POD will allow physicians like myself to visually confirm immediately, right within the sterile field, that the clot has been captured. Additionally, the ability to capture the clot in the Zoom POD allows me to easily take the clot back to the pathology lab, break it down, and analyse it.”


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