BD launches Halo One thin-walled guiding sheath

Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) has launched its Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath for peripheral arterial and venous procedures.

The device features a 1 Fr wall thickness sheath made from braided single-lumen tubing that is fitted with a female lure hub at the proximal end and a formed atraumatic distal tip. The thin wall reduces the size of the arteriotomy to minimize access site complications.

“The introduction of the Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath embodies our dedication to innovation, which for so long has centered on minimally invasive devices,” BD president of peripheral intervention Steve Williamson said in a news release. With Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath, we’re focusing on where those interventions begin, at the point of access. It effectively downsizes the access profile of peripheral procedures compared to standard sheaths, making it a valuable complement to our innovative portfolio of peripheral artery disease interventional devices.”

Halo One has demonstrated 107% higher compression resistance, four times better kink resistance and 100% smoother tip transitions than competitive thin-walled sheaths.

BD offers the sheath in size offerings of 4, 5 and 6 FR sizes with shaft lengths of 10 cm and 25 cm. It also offers shaft lengths of 45, 70 and 90 cm for 4 Fr and 5 Fr sizes.

“Access site complications occur in up to 11 percent of peripheral vascular interventions,” VP for medical and clinical affairs JD Meler said. “A low profile guiding sheath that is available in lengths suitable for distal peripheral interventions and with a design that can help to reduce access site complications, which have been shown to increase hospital length of stay and costs, is a meaningful addition to our interventional suite of products.”

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