Teleflex Receives FDA Clearance for the Arrow AC3 Optimus Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
Pennsylvania–based Teleflex has won FDA marketing clearance for its AC3 Optimus intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP).
In IABP therapy, an intra-aortic balloon catheter is inserted into an artery, and using x-ray or imaging, advances the catheter into the aorta. A console connected to the catheter controls the inflation and deflation of the balloon.
The device has received its CE mark and has launched in parts of Europe and India. — Cynthia Jessup