W. L. Gore & Associates has announced European launch of improved GORE DrySeal Sheath with hydrophilic coating which allows for easier insertion and removal from blood vessels while performing endovascular repair procedures.

The CE-marked device, which is designed to increase sheath lubricity, offers an advantage of minimizing particulation and comprises of hemostatic GORE DrySeal Sheath valve attached to the introducer sheath.

Featuring silicone outer tube and an inner film tube, the valve creates an effective hemostatic seal for minimizing blood loss and accommodates multiple wires and catheters simultaneously.

The device, when used along with the company’s GORE EXCLUDER AAA Endoprosthesis and Conformable GORE TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis, helps clinicians perform minimally invasive treatment in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms and isolated lesions of the Descending Thoracic Aorta respectively, claims the company.

Gore aortic business leader Ryan Takeuchi said, "Gore strives to deliver physicians with superior performance through quality of design, which is evident in the product enhancement introduced today."