Protégé / Protégé NC DEB

Blue Medical has developed an innovative drug eluting balloon that opens a window of opportunities with regard to treating coronary diseases in the best possible manner. Supported by independent scientific evidence, we offer a safe, effective and reliable tool to further enhance patient care with accurate transient local drug delivery. It is available in compliant and non compliant versions.

 

Key performance characteristics of the Protégé are:

safe and reproducible drug delivery

  • No airborne particles at any time and no premature release of Paclitaxel
  • Hydrophilic coating delivers Paclitaxel homogeneous to the vessel wall instantaneously upon contact
  • Hydrophilic coating delivers Paclitaxel without any negative side effects or inflammation
  • Load secured to achieve the therapeutic window within 30 seconds inflation time

wing seal technology

  • Drug component encapsulated in wings using Wing Seal Technology
  • Wings remain closed prior to inflation: no balloon-wing flaring preserving drug load within the wings
  • Ensures tight balloon wrapping for reduced crossing profile

fast and complete re-endothelialization

  • Vessel healing not interrupted and stable within days after procedure
  • Re-endothelialization starts within days after procedure

no procedural limitations

  • Flexibility and characteristics of a normal workhorse PTCA balloon
  • No change in standard operating procedures or handling required
  • No pre-dilatation required: tight lesion crossing does not influence drug delivery
  • Multiple inflations will not lead to toxic levels

proven balloon platform

  • Based in Blue Medical’s proven high-end workhorse PTCA catheter Everest
  • Incorporated latest insights on re-folding and re-wrap interactions
  • Technology optimized to reach and cross the most difficult lesions
  • Optimal pushability and trackability due to balanced proximal and distal shaft transitions
  • Low profile wig shaped design tip-to-balloon transition for smoother crossing results
  • Retrograde approach compatible
  • Full 6F Kissing Technology compatible
 

Click here to download a copy of the Protégé / Protégé NC product brochure

 

The catheter was launched in 2012 under Blue Medical’s Protégé brand and produced in Blue Medical’s production facility in the Netherlands. It is CE certified and sold globally (not for sale in the USA).