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AccessClosure Announces Distribution Agreement for Radial Compression Band

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 4:34am
Bio-Medicine.Org

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- AccessClosure, Inc., the market leader in extravascular closure devices, announced today an exclusive agreement with Benrikal Services to distribute the Bengal Radial Compression Band in the United States.  The Bengal, uniquely designed for transradial procedures, will join the Mynx™ Vascular Closure Device in AccessClosure's portfolio of products.

"We felt that it was crucial to offer a solution for our customers who use the radial approach," said Gregory D. Casciaro, President and CEO of AccessClosure.   "As a customer-focused company, we are striving to provide technologies for all approaches to access site management.  The Bengal complements the key features of the Mynx, both of which were designed to minimize impact on the artery, to offer clinical versatility, and to deliver a comfortable experience for the patient.  Including the Bengal in our closure portfolio allows AccessClosure to offer the same level of service and education to an even broader base of interventionalists."

The Bengal was designed in partnership with radial pioneer Olivier F. Bertrand, MD, PhD, FSCAI, an Interventional Cardiologist at the Quebec Heart-Lung Institute and Associate-Professor, Faculty of Medicine, at Laval University.  "I designed this device to address unmet needs in radial closure.  I wanted a simple tool that achieves quick and effective hemostasis, while protecting the ulnar nerve and providing a comfortable experience for the patient," said Dr. Bertrand.  "I also wanted to simplify post-operative care for my nursing staff: in my practice, the Bengal requires less monitoring time as it can be removed immediately at the end of the hemostasis period."

Vascular closure devices help to close an artery after cardiovascular procedures.  Interventional cardiologists may choose to access the coronary arteries through the radial artery in the wrist instead of the t

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