Gore Unveils Q50® PLUS Stent Graft Balloon Catheter

  Gore Unveils Q50® PLUS Stent Graft Balloon Catheter

  Broadest Balloon Diameter Range with Lowest Available Profile Complements
      GORE® EXCLUDER® AAA Endoprosthesis for Endovascular Aortic Repair

Business Wire

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- January 17, 2013

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) today announced availability of the new
Q50® PLUS Stent Graft Balloon Catheter, featuring enhanced radial expansion
force to aid in endograft modeling and sealing, and a new stopcock design to
improve operator control. Designed for use with aortic stent grafts that treat
abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), the Q50 PLUS Stent Graft Balloon Catheter is
ideal for use with the flexibility of the GORE® EXCLUDER® AAA Endoprosthesis
in challenging anatomies.

“The new enhancements allow for improved confidence in ensuring aortic stents
fully expand and seal in both tortuous and straightforward vessels,” said Erin
Moore, MD, Medical Director of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Baptist
Heart Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla.

The new Q50 PLUS Stent Graft Balloon Catheter features the broadest balloon
diameter range with the lowest available profile. With an improved stopcock
design to enhance ease-of-use, the Q50 PLUS device provides exceptional
balloon inflation control, optimized catheter pushability, and a tapered
flexible tip to facilitate device passage. The inflated balloon diameter
ranges from 10 to 50 mm, ensuring full expansion and sealing of aortic stent
grafts. Available in 65 cm and 100 cm lengths in a 12 Fr introduction profile,
the Q50 PLUS device is ideal for temporary occlusion of large vessels.

“The enhancements we’re rolling out in the Q50 PLUS Stent Graft Balloon
Catheter underscore our dedication to providing the clinical community with
the most sophisticated, minimally invasive alternatives to traditional
treatment methods,” said Ryan Takeuchi, Gore Aortic Business Leader.

Gore is the exclusive US distributor of the Q50 PLUS Stent Graft Balloon
Catheter for QXMédical, a medical device company based in Montreal, Canada.


The Gore Medical Products Division has provided creative therapeutic solutions
to complex medical problems for more than 35 years. During that time, more
than 35 million innovative Gore Medical Devices have been implanted, saving
and improving the quality of lives worldwide. The extensive Gore Medical
family of products includes vascular grafts, endovascular and interventional
devices, surgical meshes for hernia repair, soft tissue reconstruction, staple
line reinforcement and sutures for use in vascular, cardiac, and general
surgery. Gore was recently named one of the best companies to work for by
Fortune magazine for the 15th consecutive year. For more information, visit

About QXMédical, LLC

QXMédical (QXM) is an innovative global medical device company committed to
developing and manufacturing state-of-the-art solutions for both endovascular
and cardiovascular markets. The company’s marketing, engineering and
regulatory expertise allows rapid identification of clinical needs and
accelerated product development and delivery.QXM’s product portfolio covers a
wide platform of device technologies including balloon catheters, support
catheters and access devices.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, the company’s research, development and
manufacturing facilities are based in St. Paul, Minnesota.QXM serves a wide
range of markets through various channels, including both direct sales and
strategic partnerships. For more information, please visit www.qxmedical.com.

Products listed may not be available in all markets. Q50® is a trademark of
QXMédical Inc. GORE®, EXCLUDER®, ^ and designs are trademarks of W. L. Gore &


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