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MILLAR LAUNCHES SMALLEST SENSOR TIP PRESSURE CATHETER

Nov. 14, 2005
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Millar Instruments has launched a new model in its line of Mikro-Tip pressure transducer catheters and pressure-volume systems, which the firm says is the smallest sensor tip pressure catheter on the market.

Millar recently announced the addition of the SPR-1000, a Mikro-Tip pressure transducer catheter with a catheter tip size of 1/3-mm. The ultra-miniature pressure catheters are used in small animal studies for cardiovascular research, the firm said. The smaller diameter minimizes the obstruction of blood flow in the vessel and allows for improved surgical access to the right ventricle, pulmonary artery, and peripheral areas, the firm said.

"Development of the SPR-1000 and our ability to manufacture a high quality product demonstrate Millar's 36-year commitment to the field of cardiovascular research," said Steve Price, Millar's director of sales and marketing.