Lazarus Effect has received CE mark for its Lazarus Funnel Guide Catheter. The device is a single-lumen catheter designed to enhance the introduction and removal of interventional devices, including those used to treat acute ischaemic stroke.
Lazarus Effect plans to launch the Lazarus Funnel in Europe during the first quarter of 2013. The company is currently evaluating distribution partners.
“The Lazarus Funnel offers the potential to reduce the incidence of secondary stroke resulting from clot pieces lost during removal with standard thrombectomy devices,” said Martin Dieck, chairman and CEO, Lazarus Effect. “It is the first in a series of products we are developing to address the limitations of current stroke intervention systems and the challenges posed by the broad range of clot types that cause ischaemic stroke.”
The Lazarus Funnel has been used successfully in European clinics to support primary revascularisation devices such as the Solitaire.