AngioDynamics Earns CE Mark for Pulmonary Embolism Treatment System

It helps reduce thrombus burden and improve right ventricular function in patients with PE.

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AngioDynamics today announced European CE Mark approval of the AlphaVac F1885 System for the non-surgical removal of thrombi or emboli from the pulmonary arteries and for the treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE).

β€œThe CE Mark represents a major step forward in enhancing patient care and safety for endovascular therapies in the EU, a market with a higher prevalence of PE when compared to the United States,” said Laura Piccinini, AngioDynamics Senior Vice President/General Manager, Endovascular Therapies and International. β€œThis designation allows us to broaden our reach and provide innovative solutions to more healthcare professionals treating patients diagnosed with PE – on an increasingly global scale.”

An estimated 435,000 PE events occur each year in the six largest European Union (EU) countries. Compared to the United States, the prevalence of PE is higher for those patients admitted to the emergency department in Europe, and European patients also had higher acuity and worse outcomes.

The CE Mark for the AlphaVac F1885 System expands treatment options for healthcare professionals in the EU by offering a tool that helps reduce thrombus burden and improve right ventricular function in patients with PE.

In December 2023, AngioDynamics announced the completion of patient enrollment in its United States-based Acute Pulmonary Embolism Extraction Trial with the AlphaVac System (APEX-AV) study, a single-arm Investigational Device Exemption study that enrolled 122 patients with confirmed acute, intermediate-risk PE across 25 hospital-based sites to assess the AlphaVac F18⁸⁡ System for the treatment of PE.

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