Penumbra Launches Lightning Flash Thrombectomy System for Blood Clot Removal
- Penumbra has received the US FDA clearance and launched Lightning Flash, a mechanical thrombectomy system to remove large blood clots in the body, incl. venous thrombus and pulmonary emboli
- Lightning Flash features the company’s Lightning intelligent aspiration technology with dual clot detection algorithms. Both pressure-based and flow-based algorithms are used by the Penumbra Engine-based Lightning Flash to identify blood clots and blood flow
- The computer-aided system comprises part of the Penumbra Indigo system within the Lightning portfolio & showed improvement in clinical outcomes and QoL in early (STRIKE-PE) study results, presented at the VIVA22 conference
Ref: PRNewswire | Image: Penumbra
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