ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AngioDynamics (NASDAQ:ANGO), a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology, announced today that Celerity PICC Tip Confirmation System with Navigation has been approved by Health Canada for the positioning of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs) in adult patients.
Celerity with Navigation offers enhanced features to the previous version of the tip location system, including real-time catheter tracking, allowing clinicians the ability to see the location of the PICC tip at all times, providing for an improved clinician experience.
“This is an important milestone as it is the first clearance for Celerity with Navigation,” said Joseph M. DeVivo, President and CEO of AngioDynamics. “We have a very strong PICC business in Canada and we are pleased to bring this technology to PICC teams throughout the country. Also, we filed for US FDA 510k clearance in November, and are hoping to receive that approval before the end of our fiscal year.”
“The approval of Celerity with Navigation by Health Canada is a tremendous opportunity for the AngioDynamics sales team, our customers and patients,” said Chuck Greiner, Senior Vice President of AngioDynamics' Global Vascular Access Franchise. “This technology allows more clinicians and patients to experience the clinical benefits of BioFlo. Many of our customers are dependent upon Navigation for PICC placement, but have a desire to use BioFlo. The launch of Celerity with Navigation will allow those customers to access the anti-thrombogenic benefits that BioFlo offers along with the increased ease-of-use that the technology offers. We are now better positioned than ever to compete in the global PICC market.”
Health Canada’s approval marks the first clearance for the extended Celerity PICC Tip Confirmation System with Navigation technology. AngioDynamics anticipates having Celerity with Navigation commercially available during the company’s fiscal fourth quarter.
AngioDynamics Inc. is a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices used by professional healthcare providers for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology. AngioDynamics’ diverse product lines include market-leading ablation systems, fluid management systems, vascular access products, angiographic products and accessories, angioplasty products, drainage products, thrombolytic products and venous products. More information is available at www.AngioDynamics.com.
AngioDynamics, the AngioDynamics logo, and BioFlo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of AngioDynamics Inc., an affiliate or a subsidiary. Celerity is a trademark and/or registered trademark of Medical Components, Inc.
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