Rapid Medical has announced that its Comaneci adjustable remodelling mesh has exceeded 500 successfully treated aneurysms worldwide. This milestone comes two years after the company launched the device in Europe.
According to a company release, the Comaneci is the first-ever adjustable, fully-visible remodelling device. It is intended to provide temporary assistance for coil embolisation of intracranial aneurysms. It integrates the advantages of existing adjuvant devices without the risk of parent vessel occlusion during coiling procedure or the need for long-term antiplatelet medication in case of permanent stenting.
“With traditional balloon remodelling techniques, preserving constant flow into intracranial arteries is impossible. The availability of a fully-visible device that permits constant flow during the procedure was previously non-existent,” says Luca Remonda, head of Neuroradiology, at Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland. “The Comaneci has become a standard tool in our practice and many of our patients have experienced its benefits.”
The Comaneci uses Rapid Medical’s FlexiBraid technology, a proprietary braiding capability that is designed to allow for the controllable device to be adjusted by the physician to perfectly fit the dimensions of parent vessels and the aneurysm neck.
Three versions of the device are currently available; each designed to treat aneurysms in different anatomical locations. The Comaneci and Comaneci Petit versions are delivered through a microcatheter with an internal diameter of 0.021″ and the Comaneci 17 version through a micorcatheter with an internal diameter of 0.0165″.
The Comaneci family of devices are available for sale in Europe and Israel. According to the release, Rapid Medical plans to launch the Comaneci in additional regions in the coming months.