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Caterpillar™ and Caterpillar™ Micro Arterial Embolization Devices

Caterpillar™ and Caterpillar™ Micro Arterial Embolization Devices
Caterpillar™ and Caterpillar™ Micro Arterial Embolization Devices

The Caterpillar™ and Caterpillar™ Micro Arterial Embolization Devices are self-expanding arterial occlusion plugs intended for use in the peripheral vasculature.

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Features

The Caterpillar™ and Caterpillar™ Micro Arterial Embolization Devices are self-expanding arterial occlusion plugs. The devices consist of the following components and are indicated to be a permanent implant: cobalt-chrome stem, nickel-titanium fibers, platinum-iridium radiopaque marker bands, and a polyurethane and polyethylene occlusion membrane.

The Caterpillar™ and Caterpillar™ Micro Arterial Embolization Device Systems are packaged as a single unit with the implant, loader, dispenser hoop, detachable delivery wire, and torque tool.

Caterpillar™ and Caterpillar™ Micro Arterial Embolization Devices

Innovative Dual-action Design for Rapid Occlusion*

The Caterpillar and Caterpillar Micro Arterial Embolization Devices have an innovative dual-action design with opposing nitinol fiber segments and an occlusion membrane to help support rapid embolization and provide a balance between placement accuracy and deliverability in tortuous anatomy.*

 

Specifications

Product Item IDProduct Item NameProduct ReferenceTarget artery DiameterMarker to Marker Length1Maximum deployed length2Delivery wire lengthDelivery catheter compatibility:inner diameters3
CTP027015UCaterpillar™ Micro0271.5 - 4 mm7 mm16 mm170 cm0.027" / 0.686 mm
CTP038020UCaterpillar™0383 - 6 mm17 mm26 mm155 cm0.038" / 0.965 mm
CTP056030UCaterpillar™0565 - 7 mm18 mm37 mm155 cm0.056" / 1.422 mm
  1. The marker to marker length is the distance between the most distal radiopaque marker band to the most proximal radiopaque marker band.
  2. The maximum deployed length is the length from the distal fiber tips to the proximal fiber tips in the minimum target artery diameter.
  3. Detailed list of compatible delivery catheters can be found in the product labels and inserts.

* In an arterial ovine Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) study with devices implanted according to labeled vessel diameters, full occlusion at 10 minutes was achieved with all Caterpillar™ and Caterpillar™ Micro Arterial Embolization Devices (14/14). Full occlusion defined as no perfusion – no antegrade flow beyond point of occlusion. Placement accuracy and track forces were measured through pre-clinical bench studies using either an anatomical splenic artery or right gastric artery model. Pre-clinical data and bench testing may not be indicative of clinical performance. Different test methods may yield different results. Data on file, Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

Please consult Instructions for Use for product indications for use, contraindications, warnings, precautions, complications, adverse events and detailed safety information.

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