The PROTEUS™ device has been developed by Angioslide for use in lower limb angioplasty.
PROTEUS is a stand-alone angioplasty device that uniquely combines the dual functionality of balloon angioplasty and embolic capture and removal features. PROTEUS is indicated for lower limb arteries: femoral, iliac, ilio-femoral, popliteal, tibial, peroneal and profunda. It is first of its kind to receive FDA clearance for lower limb percutaneous angioplasty.
PROTEUS works just like an angioplasty balloon with the same physical and behavioral characteristics, such as inflation time, deflation time, pushability, and crossing profile. In addition, PROTEUS embolic capture feature involves a single-use suction mechanism that works through inward folding of the balloon, which creates negative pressure within the capture cavity for debris capture and removal. The reduced pressure in the capture cavity causes some of the particles that are released during the procedure to flow into the cavity for containment and removal.
PROTEUS™ is a standalone angioplasty device that does not require the use of additional disposables, making it uniquely cost-effective.
Histological analysis of the removed embolic particles, during the multi-center trial (MC-LEADER), confirmed atheromatous material, acute thrombus, chronic thrombus, and neointima.
For more information about the MC-LEADER trial, see our Clinical Data section.