The IMPEDE Embolization Plug is indicated to obstruct or reduce the rate of blood flow in the peripheral vasculature. It consists of an anchor coil and a biodegradable shape memory polymer (SMP) plug with a proximal marker band. The SMP is formulated to expand from its crimped shape when deployed into a blood vessel. The expanded polymer scaffold design provides an ideal structure for fast, stable, clot formation.
Fast, Stable, and Atraumatic Delivery and Occlusion – Innovative design enables quick, easy deployment, and vascular occlusion with low radial force and high vessel conformability, even in tortuous vessels.
The anchor coil enables implantation in arteries and veins and minimizes the risk of device migration.
Unique Mechanism of Action – SMP enables efficient clotting and integrative healing. Upon deployment of the SMP plug, thrombosis begins as thousands of clots rapidly form within the polymer scaffold.
Easy Navigation – The IMPEDE Embolization Plug advances through tortuous anatomy with limited friction, minimizing the potential of damaging blood vessels.
Promotes Healing – SMP has been proven effective in promoting collagen formation during advanced stages of healing in animal models.