Covidien has introduced HALO90 Ultra Ablation Catheter for the endoscopic treatment of Barrett's esophagus.

HALO90 Ultra Catheter is designed to be used independently or in conjunction with HALO60 Ablation Catheters and the HALO360+ Ablation Catheter for treating larger, circumferential areas of Barrett’s esophagus.

HALO90 Ultra Catheter featuring an electrode mounted on the end of an endoscope helps in shortening Barrett’s esophagus focal ablation treatment times.

Covidien GI solutions vice president and general manager Vafa Jamali said, "The HALO90 ULTRA is an exciting development for patients with Barrett’s esophagus, as well as for those suffering from a condition commonly referred to as ‘watermelon stomach,’ where chronic bleeding occurs."

The company said HALO90 ULTRA Ablation Catheter has received CE mark approval and is currently available in the US and Europe.