The European Union has granted CE mark to W L Gore & Associates' GORE EXCLUDER AAA Endoprosthesis new lower profile 31 mm diameter trunk-ipsilateral leg and 32 mm aortic extender components.

Inserted through a catheter-based delivery technique, the GORE EXCLUDER AAA Endoprosthesis’ new components are suitable with 18 Fr GORE DrySeal Sheath.

The new components have ability to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in patients with an aortic inner necks measuring inner diameter of 27 to 29 mm.

Gore Aortic business leader Ryan Takeuchi said the firm is committed to designing new devices, which help more patients to benefit from minimally invasive endovascular repair.

"Lowering Gore’s access profiles expands the selection of product sizes and options available to physicians while maintaining ease-of-use for delivery that allows them to deliver the best possible patient care," Takeuchi added.