AngioDynamics Expands VenaCure EVLT® System for Varicose Veins with Longer 90 cm Kit

May 26, 2011 at 6:30 AM EDT

Longer NeverTouch® Gold-Tip Fiber with TRE-Sheath® Introducer Gives More Options

ALBANY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AngioDynamics (NASDAQ:ANGO) announced today the launch of the new 90 cm NeverTouch® procedure kit featuring a longer TRE-Sheath® introducer to gain vascular access above the ankle for the treatment of varicose veins that extend below the knee. The new kit complements existing kit lengths of 25 cm, 45 cm and 65 cm, and rounds out the NeverTouch fiber product offering.

"The NeverTouch fiber enhances the patient experience by reducing post-operative pain and bruising, and is now available in a 90 cm length to further enhance the physician's experience and increase the product's versatility," said Tom Kupec, Vice President of Marketing for AngioDynamics. "Our entire NeverTouch product offering now gives physicians the ability to tailor treatment to each patient's needs while still benefiting from the unique benefits of our gold-tip fiber."

Together with the 25 cm, 45 cm and 65 cm kit lengths, the new kit continues to build on the core benefits of the NeverTouch gold-tip laser fiber and VenaCure EVLT® system. The primary innovation in the NeverTouch tip is a glass weld at the distal tip of a 600 um fiber. The weld results in an effective fiber diameter of 905 ums and lowers the actual power density at the tip by 56% from that of a standard bare-tip 600 um fiber. This provides a homogeneous ablation with less focal charring of the vein wall that is typically seen with bare-tip fibers. The gold jacketed tip also maximizes tip visibility under ultrasound and eliminates chances of inadvertent fiber tip contact with the vein wall, further improving safety and patient comfort.

About the VenaCure EVLT System

AngioDynamics' VenaCure EVLT endovenous laser vein treatment offers patients a proven, minimally-invasive choice for treating the source of their varicose veins and provides them with immediate recovery and a return to normal daily routines. The VenaCure EVLT system includes the Delta 810nm laser, a choice of procedure kits, procedure accessories, a tumescent delivery system, practice and market development resources, and more. The NeverTouch gold-tip laser fiber, an integral part of AngioDynamics' advanced varicose vein treatment, establishes a new standard for patient comfort, visibility and ease of use. For more information on the VenaCure EVLT system, visit

About AngioDynamics

AngioDynamics, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices used by professional healthcare providers for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology. AngioDynamics' diverse product lines include market-leading ablation systems, vascular access products, angiographic products and accessories, angioplasty products, drainage products, thrombolytic products, embolization products and venous products. More information is available at

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