Medtronic announced the launch of the new BarrxTM 360 Express radiofrequency ablation (RFA) balloon catheter, which can help in the treatment of Barrett’s esophagus.
“In reducing the progression of dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus to esophageal cancer, the launch of the Barrx 360 Express RFA balloon catheter underscores our commitment to patients,” said Vafa Jamali, president, Early Technologies business in the Medtronic Minimally Invasive Therapies Group. “We believe patients and physicians will benefit from the easier-to-use technology of the Barrx 360 Express catheter, which provides a more precise delivery of RF energy to the targeted area.”
The company is currently launching the Barrx 360 Express RFA balloon catheter in the United States. The catheter is also expected to be available in the EU, Australia and New Zealand in 2016.