Cleanerxt combines torque with trackability as it has increased power and torque for cleaning wall-adherent thrombus as well as the ability to be introduced through a 6 French sheath.

Its new sinusoidal wire design is radiopaque and conforms to varying lumen diameters, actively cleaning wall-adherent thrombus.

The Cleanerxt rotational thrombectomy system, which was designed by Rex Medical for mechanical declotting of native vessel dialysis fistulae and synthetic dialysis access grafts, was introduced by the company at the 2014 Society of Interventional Radiology meeting in San Diego, US.

Argon Medical Devices president George Leondis said the company continuously looks at ways to improve its product offerings so that physicians can provide safe and effective therapy to their patients.

"CLEANERXT provides a tremendous combination of power and minimal invasiveness. Among wall-contacting thrombectomy devices, CLEANERXT provides physicians an unmatched ability to effectively macerate wall-adherent thrombus on a 6 Fr device platform," Leondis said.

Annually, about 400,000 patients undergo dialysis, according to the US National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

With the launch of this product, patients who need thrombectomy will now have access to a more efficient and effective therapy option.