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FDA OKs Avinger's Ocelot vascular imaging system

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 10:15am
Mass Device

California-based medical device maker Avinger lands FDA clearance for its Ocelot System, which could help physicians see inside arteries to treat peripheral artery disease.

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The FDA cleared Avinger's Ocelot System, a medical device that allows physicians to see images from inside arteries in a treatment of peripheral artery disease.

The Ocelot catheter, supported by the company's Lightbox imaging console, is designed with real-time optical coherence tomography to help operators accurately navigate through crossing chronic total occlusions.

The company hopes the system will gain widespread use and prevent patients from needing bypass surgeries or amputations associated with PAD, according to a company statement.

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