Indigo® System


Penumbra’s Indigo® Mechanical Thrombectomy System can be used to remove emboli and thrombi from vessels of the peripheral arterial and venous systems. A minimally-invasive device, Indigo enables the rapid restoration of blood flow in such cases as acute limb ischemia and deep vein thrombosis.

The Indigo Aspiration System is comprised of several devices:

  • Indigo Mechanical Thrombectomy Catheter
  • Penumbra Pump MAX
  • Indigo Pump/Canister
  • Indigo Aspiration Tubing
  • Indigo Separator

Our Continuous Aspiration Mechanical Thrombectomy (CAT) catheters deliver high level, continuous suction to remove thrombi and emboli from even distal anatomy. Our CAT catheters are robust, durable, trackable, and extremely well suited to the peripheral anatomy, where clots often form in long segments.

The Indigo Separator can be used in tandem with the corresponding CAT catheter to break up resistant clot in the lumen of the catheter.

Indigo has been applied to numerous cases, including use as a first-line therapy; the revascularization of visceral arteries; upper extremity revascularization in the brachial, radial, ulnar, and digital arteries; as well as rescue revascularization following failed revascularization or embolic showering during angioplasty mechanical thrombectomy and thrombolytic infusion.

Risk Information

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

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  • Simple set-up, portable design
  • Pump MAX is capable of delivering and maintaining nearly pure vacuum (29 inHg or 98.2 kPa)
  • MAX Canister: disposable 1,000 ml canister; includes disposable MAX pump/canister tubing
  • The Indigo® System is an integrated system for use only with other components of the Indigo System including Continuous Aspiration Mechanical Thrombectomy Catheters, Separators, aspiration tubing, Pump MAX, and MAX Canister

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