AccessClosure, a provider of extravascular closure devices, has entered into an exclusive agreement with Benrikal Services to distribute the Bengal Radial Compression Band in the US.

The Bengal Radial Compression Band, designed for transradial procedures, will join the Mynx Vascular Closure Device in AccessClosure’s portfolio of products.

The band acts as a vascular closure device and help to close an artery after cardiovascular procedures thus providing interventional cardiologists a choice to access the coronary arteries through the radial artery in the wrist instead of the traditional approach of using the groin, AccessClosure said.

AccessClosure president and CEO Gregory Casciaro said that the Bengal complements the key features of the Mynx, both of which were designed to minimise impact on the artery, to offer clinical versatility, and to deliver a comfortable experience for the patient.

Benrikal Services president Guy Belanger said that the Bengal design offers a new approach to radial artery closure, combining a compression pad that delivers a unique pattern of targeted pressure with a soft polymer gel that ensures patient comfort while the band is on the wrist.

“Our Canadian customers appreciate the simplicity and ease-of-use of this band and as transradialists grow increasingly focused on avoiding radial occlusion after procedures, we have observed a natural inclination to a device that is very easy to adjust and optimise,” Belanger said.