Agile’s Coaxial Patented Design Explained
The Angler™ deflectable microcatheter design consists of the following:
- Inner and Outer Shaft Design: Both the inner and outer shafts of our coaxial design were designed to be as thin-walled as possible with a variable stiffness profile (stiffer proximally and softer distally) for optimal pushability and trackability with a minimum of 800psi burst pressure. The inner shaft has a consistent 0.021” I.D. from the luer to the tip to maximize flow and embolic delivery. The O.D. is 3F maximum so our device can fit into all 5F or larger catheters.
- Ergonomic Handle Design: The handle was optimized to fit in the IR physician’s hand for constant single-handed use while allowing the other hand to manipulate a wire or other devices. With this intuitive design, the physician can easily deflect the tip in both directions and does not have to look away from the fluoroscopy screen while deflecting the tip and/or manipulating the wire.
- Deflectable Tip Design: The fully covered 1.5cm tip is designed to deflect consistently up to 180 degrees in both directions in-vivo (on the same plane). The distal and proximal marker bands allow physicians to see the deflection of the entire tip under fluoroscopy.