AngioDynamics lands Health Canada nod for Celerity system

September 18, 2013 by Brad Perriello

AngioDynamics wins approval from Health Canada for its Celerity tip locating system for peripherally inserted central catheters.

AngioDynamics lands Health Canada nod for Celerity system

AngioDynamics (NSDQ:ANGO) said its Canadian distribution partner won approval north of the border to market its Celerity tip location system for peripherally inserted central catheters.

The distributor, Medcomp Inc., won the nod from Health Canada for the Celerity device, designed to be used along with AngioDynamics' BioFlo technology, according to a press release.

The Celerity uses ECG, rather than chest X-ray and fluoroscopy to confirm the location of a PICC in adult patients, according to the release. Distribution in Canada is slated to begin next month, AngioDynamics said.

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"The ability to offer an integrated tip location system puts us in a very strong competitive position," Chuck Greiner, senior vice president of AngioDynamics' global vascular access franchise, said in prepared remarks. "We believe the combination of the Celerity system with our market-leading, thrombus-resistant BioFlo technology may provide unparalleled clinical and economic advantages, and has the potential to become the gold standard in the PICC market."

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