Meetings & Events: Penumbra Announces Participation at TCT 2019

PENUMBRA ANNOUNCES ITS PARTICIPATION AT THE TRANSCATHETER CARDIOVASCULAR THERAPEUTICS (TCT) 2019 MEETING

 

Penumbra, Inc. is pleased to announce its participation at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2019 Meeting to be held September 25-29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. The Indigo® System CAT RX device designed for high thrombus burden in the coronaries will be highlighted at TCT.

As part of the Indigo Aspiration System, the Indigo CAT RX Aspiration Catheters and Indigo Separator 4 are indicated for the removal of fresh, soft emboli and thrombi from vessels in the coronary and peripheral vasculature.

Attendees are invited to learn about Penumbra’s Indigo System and Penumbra ENGINE devices along with the rest of Penumbra’s vascular products by visiting Penumbra Booth 1754 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 26; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27; and 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28.

 

Penumbra will host the following two physician information sessions:

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Hakkasan Restaurant, 1 Kearny St.

  • Mechanical Aspiration Thrombectomy: Indigo System for Coronary and Peripheral Applications
    Featuring: Drs. Brian Kolski, St. Joseph Hospital, CA, and S.J. Mathews, Manatee Memorial Hospital, FL

 

The Indigo System CAT RX will be the featured topic at the following event:

Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Mourad Restaurant, 140 New Montgomery St. #1

  • New Technology Spotlight | Indigo System CAT RX
    Power Aspiration for High Thrombus Burden in the Coronaries
    Featuring: Drs. Suhail Dohad, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, CA, and Gus Theodos, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, MO

About Penumbra’s Indigo System

The Indigo System is a continuous aspiration thrombectomy system designed for the removal of fresh, soft emboli and thrombi from the peripheral arterial and venous systems, and includes catheter sizes ranging from 3 F to 8 F. The latest generation of the Indigo System features Indigo System CAT RX and Separator 4 indicated for the removal of fresh, soft emboli and thrombi from vessels in the coronary and peripheral vasculature. Indigo CAT RX, a rapid exchange platform, received 510(k) clearance in May 2017 and launched in 2018.

The aspiration catheters are paired with Penumbra ENGINE, our proprietary continuous, mechanical vacuum aspiration pump that received 510(k) clearance in March 2018. The Indigo System’s proprietary Separator technology is designed to enable unobstructed aspiration for the duration of the procedure.

Meetings & Events: Penumbra Announces Participation at TCT 2019

Risk Information

Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician. Prior to use, please refer to the Instructions for Use for complete product indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, potential adverse events, and detailed instructions for use.

 

INDIGO Aspiration Catheters and Separators — Indication for Use
As part of the INDIGO Aspiration System, the INDIGO Aspiration Catheters and Separators are indicated for the removal of fresh, soft emboli and thrombi from vessels of the peripheral arterial and venous systems.

INDIGO Aspiration Tubing — Indication for Use
As part of the INDIGO Aspiration System, the INDIGO Sterile Aspiration Tubing is indicated to connect the INDIGO Aspiration Catheters to the Penumbra Aspiration Pump.

Penumbra Aspiration Pump — Indication for Use
The Penumbra Aspiration Pump is indicated as a vacuum source for Penumbra Aspiration Systems.

Contraindications
Not for use in the coronaries or the neurovasculature.

Warnings
• The INDIGO Aspiration System should only be used by physicians who have received appropriate training in interventional techniques.
• Do not advance, retract or use any component of the INDIGO System against resistance without careful assessment of the cause using fluoroscopy. If the cause cannot be determined, withdraw the device or system as a unit. Unrestrained torquing or forced insertion of the catheter or SEPARATOR against resistance may result in damage to the device or vessel.
• Do not use the INDIGO Aspiration System with a pump other than the Penumbra Aspiration Pump.

Precautions
• The device is intended for single use only. Do not resterilize or reuse. Resterilization and/or reuse may result in ineffective catheter coating lubrication, which may result in high friction and the inability to access the target vasculature location.
• Do not use kinked or damaged devices. Do not use open or damaged packages. Return all damaged devices and packaging to the manufacturer/distributor.
• Use prior to the “Use By” date.
• Use the INDIGO Aspiration System in conjunction with fluoroscopic visualization.
• Maintain a constant infusion of appropriate flush solution.
• When performing aspiration, ensure that the INDIGO Aspiration Tubing valve is open for only the minimum time needed to remove thrombus. Excessive aspiration or failure to close the INDIGO Aspiration Tubing valve when aspiration is complete is not recommended.
• The INDIGO SEPARATOR is not intended for use as a guidewire. If repositioning of the INDIGO Aspiration Catheter is necessary during the revascularization procedure, such repositioning should be performed over an appropriate guidewire using standard microcatheter and guidewire techniques.
• Do not use automated high-pressure contrast injection equipment with the INDIGO Aspiration Catheter because it may damage the device.

Potential Adverse Events
Possible complications include, but are not limited to, the following: allergic reaction and anaphylaxis from contrast media; acute occlusion; air embolism; arteriovenous fistula; death; device malfunction; distal embolization; emboli; false aneurysm formation; hematoma or hemorrhage at access site; inability to completely remove thrombus; infection; hemorrhage; ischemia; kidney damage from contrast media; neurological deficits including stroke; vessel spasm, thrombosis, dissection, or perforation; intimal disruption; myocardial infarction; emergent surgery; fibrillation; hypotension; respiratory failure; peripheral thromboembolic events.

 

The INDIGO CAT RX Aspiration Catheters and INDIGO SEPARATOR 4 — Indication for Use
As part of the INDIGO Aspiration System, the INDIGO CAT RX Aspiration Catheters and INDIGO SEPARATOR 4 are indicated for the removal of fresh, soft emboli and thrombi from vessels in the coronary and peripheral vasculature.

The INDIGO Aspiration Tubing — Indication for Use
As part of the INDIGO Aspiration System, the INDIGO Sterile Aspiration Tubing is indicated to connect the INDIGO CAT RX Aspiration Catheters to the Penumbra Aspiration Pump.

Penumbra Aspiration Pump — Indication for Use
The Penumbra Aspiration Pump is indicated as a vacuum source for Penumbra Aspiration Systems.

Contraindications
The INDIGO Aspiration System is contraindicated in:
• The removal of fibrous, adherent or calcified material (e.g. chronic clot, atherosclerotic plaque).
• The cerebral vasculature.

Warnings
• The INDIGO Aspiration System should only be used by physicians who have received appropriate training in interventional techniques.
• Do not advance, retract or use any component of the INDIGO Aspiration System against resistance without careful assessment of the cause using fluoroscopy. If the cause cannot be determined, withdraw the device or system as a unit. Unrestrained torquing or forced insertion of the catheter or SEPARATOR against resistance may result in damage to the device or vessel.
• Do not use the INDIGO Aspiration System with a pump other than the Penumbra Aspiration Pump.

Precautions
The safety and effectiveness of this device for use in the treatment of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) has not been established. Complications from the use of this device in this manner could lead to death, permanent impairment, and/or the need for emergency medical intervention.
• The device is intended for single use only. Do not resterilize or reuse. Resterilization and/or reuse may result in ineffective catheter coating lubrication, which may result in high friction and the inability to access the target vasculature location.
• Do not use kinked or damaged devices. Do not use open or damaged packages. Return all damaged devices and packaging to the manufacturer/distributor.
• Use prior to the “Use By” date.
• Use the INDIGO Aspiration System in conjunction with fluoroscopic visualization.
• Maintain a constant infusion of appropriate flush solution.
• When performing aspiration, ensure that the INDIGO Aspiration Tubing valve is open for only the minimum time needed to remove thrombus. Excessive aspiration or failure to close the INDIGO Aspiration Tubing valve when aspiration is complete is not recommended.
• The INDIGO SEPARATOR 4 is not intended for use as a guidewire. If repositioning of the INDIGO CAT RX Aspiration Catheter is necessary during the revascularization procedure, such repositioning should be performed over an appropriate guidewire using standard guidewire techniques.
• Do not use INDIGO SEPARATOR 4 to macerate or retrieve thrombus distal to the catheter tip. INDIGO SEPARATOR 4 is intended to be used with INDIGO CAT RX Aspiration Catheter to clear the distal end of the catheter lumen should it be blocked with thrombus.
• Do not use automated high-pressure contrast injection equipment with the INDIGO CAT RX Aspiration Catheter because it may damage the device.

Potential Adverse Events
Possible complications include, but are not limited to, the following:
allergic reaction and anaphylaxis from contrast media; acute occlusion; air embolism; arteriovenous fistula; death; device malfunction; distal embolization; emboli; false aneurysm formation; hematoma or hemorrhage at access site; inability to completely remove thrombus; infection; hemorrhage; ischemia; kidney damage from contrast media; neurological deficits including stroke; vessel spasm, thrombosis, dissection, or perforation; intimal disruption; myocardial infarction; emergent surgery; fibrillation; hypotension; respiratory failure; peripheral thromboembolic events.

 

PENUMBRA ENGINE — Indication for Use
The PENUMBRA ENGINE is indicated as a vacuum source for Penumbra Aspiration Systems.

Contraindications
There are no contraindications.

Warnings/Precautions
• The canister is intended for single use only. Do not reuse. Reuse may result in canister cracking or vacuum filter blockages, which may result in the inability to aspirate.
• Do not block bottom air vents. Unit may overheat and shut off or fail to restart if run for extended periods of time without airflow.
• To avoid the risk of electrical shock, this equipment must only be connected to a supply mains with protective earth.
• Do not position the PENUMBRA ENGINE so that it is difficult to remove the power cord. The means of mains disconnect is to remove the power cord.
• Only use replacement fuse with correct rating (see Table 1 for fuse rating).
• Remove and service the PENUMBRA ENGINE if liquids or solids have been drawn into the PENUMBRA ENGINE.
• Do not use in the presence of a flammable anesthetic mixture with air or nitrous oxide.
• Do not use in an oxygen rich environment.
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, use a replacement power cord of equal rating.
• Do not re-infuse blood or fluid from the canister back into the patient.
• Do not use petroleum based compounds, acids, caustics, or chlorinated solvents to clean or lubricate any parts. It will reduce the service life of the PENUMBRA ENGINE. Use only water-based solvents for cleaning.
• Use of this equipment adjacent to or stacked with other equipment should be avoided because it could result in improper operation. If such use is necessary, this equipment and the other equipment should be observed to verify that they are operating normally.
• Portable RF communications equipment (including peripherals such as antenna cables and external antennas) should be used no closer than 12 inches (30cm) to any part of the PENUMBRA ENGINE. Otherwise, this could result in degradation of the performance of this equipment.
• Common emitters (such as RFID emitters, security systems, diathermy equipment, and portable transmitters) should not be used in close proximity to the PENUMBRA ENGINE as they can interfere with and result in degradation of the performance of the equipment.
• Equipment is not safe for MR use.
• No modification of this equipment is allowed.