Eximo's single-use hybrid catheter combines the best out of the two leading technology solutions:
optical fibers (1) that deliver short-pulse laser plus a "blunt" mechanical knife (2).
When an intravascular deposit obstructs ("binding site") the forward movement of the catheter through the vessel, the laser component applies just enough highly precise energy to allow penetration of the mechanical tip. The mechanical tip then gently completes the separation process until the catheter can continue its progress and detach the blocking deposit or tissue.
The hybrid catheter has significant advantages over other existing solutions:
- Provides maximum level of accuracy and efficiency
- Allows safe procedures without collateral damage
- Can be used in multiple clinical applications, including lead extraction and peripheral artery disease
- Easy to use
- Small "footprint" that fits any operating room
Eximo's intellectual property is protected by several international patent applications.