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Ballast .088 Long Sheath

Balt announces receiving CE marks for Ballast .088 Long Sheath


Balt International has announced receiving the CE mark for the Ballast .088 Long Sheath. The Ballast .088 Long sheath is indicated for the introduction of interventional devices into peripheral, coronary and neurovasculature. It is a class III medical device which is described as a guiding catheter and as an introducer sheath.

The Ballast .088 will be commercially available in different lengths, from 80cm, via 90cm and up to a 100cm long. This new generation sheath is designed with a braided reinforced proximal segment, an optimised progressively softer distal coil segment and a low-profile outer diameter to deliver the right balance of atraumatic navigation and proximal support.

With this new Ballast .088 Long sheath, Balt International offers its Premium sheath designed to improve support and navigation. Pascal Girin, Balt’s CEO stated, “The clearance of the Ballast .088 Long Sheath is a significant milestone in our global commercialisation efforts and a major step towards delivering a complete portfolio of innovative solutions.”

“The Ballast .088 Long Sheath represents an advance in technology for physicians around the world.  It also is a fantastic representation of the capabilities of the new global Balt, with full R&D teams in both France and the USA developing physician inspired technologies to advance the care of patients with neurovascular diseases” commented Dave Ferrera, Senior VP of Global R&D and CTO of Balt USA.