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UPDATE: Cardiovascular Systems closes enrollment in Diamondback trial

Tue, 11/27/2012 - 5:00pm
Mass Device

Cardiovascular Systems closes enrollment in a clinical trial of its Diamondback 360 Orbital atherectomy device for clearing calcium from clogged coronary arteries.

 

Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

 

Cardiovascular Systems (NSDQ:CSII) said it's enrolled the 443rd and final patient in a clinical trial of its Diamondback 360 atherectomy device for clearing calcium deposits from blood vessels.

 

The catheter-delivered device uses a diamond-coated crown to remove occlusive material from constricted blood vessels. The Orbit II trial, which the St. Paul, Minn.-based medical device company hopes will back its pre-market approval application with the FDA for treating severely calcified coronary arteries, involved treatment with an earlier, pneumatically powered device and a newer electric model, according to a press release.

 

Another version of the Diamondback 360 device is already approved for treating peripheral artery disease.

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