Technology ID

Vascular Anchoring Introducer Sheath for Interventional Cardiac Procedures

Medical Devices
Therapeutic Areas
Development Stages
Lead IC

This technology includes a device and method for maintaining access to a location in the body while reducing or eliminating the potential for pulling an access device (i.e., catheter) back through an opening, such as a cardiac procedure. An introducer sheath includes a distal indented portion and a balloon, so that once placed in a desired location through tissue, the balloon can be inflated to anchor the sheath against retraction.

Commercial Applications
Device to be used for interventional cardiac procedures or other procedures to prevent pullback.

Competitive Advantages
Currently available devices do not have an anchoring feature particularly suitable to the sensitive tissues of the heart; this device is safer by preventing inadvertent pullback.
Licensing Contact:
Mistry, Pragnesh