Boston Scientific plans to launch Sterling SL PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheter, a high-performance balloon dilatation catheter designed for use in peripheral angioplasty procedures below the knee, in the US and Europe.

The Sterling SL Balloon Catheter was developed specifically to address physicians’ needs in treating below-the-knee arteries by providing a low tip profile, high deliverability and rapid deflation time. It expands Boston Scientific’s line of low-profile peripheral angioplasty balloon catheters, which includes the Sterling and Sterling ES products.

Kenneth Kollmeyer, chief of vascular surgery at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, said: “The introduction of the Sterling SL Balloon Catheter will provide the length options I need to address below-the-knee procedures for patients with peripheral artery disease. This product offers the same performance I have come to expect from the Sterling family of balloon catheters.”

Joe Fitzgerald, senior vice president and president of Endovascular Unit at Boston Scientific, said: “The Sterling SL Balloon Catheter reflects Boston Scientific’s commitment to providing physicians the most complete set of high-performance peripheral intervention devices.”