The first fully visible clot retriever ‘TIGERTRIEVER 13’ gains CE mark

Rapid Medical, has announced that it has received CE Mark approval for the TIGERTRIEVER 13, The first adjustable, fully visible clot retriever is designed to treat ischemic stroke patients.

About 1,500 patients have been successfully treated with the TIGERTRIEVER so far, the TIGERTRIEVER 13 is the newest addition of the Tigertriever family. Its default profile is 83% smaller than any other device on the market and it is delivered through a neurovascular microcatheter with a soft distal outer diameter of 1.3Fr.

“Using the Tigertriever 13 we were able to retrieve clots from A medium vessel occlusions that was not treatable until now.”

It is designed to recanalize intracranial vessels of 1mm – 2.5mm. These medium vessel occlusions (MVO) may account for up to 30% of ischemic stroke patients and cannot be treated by current devices on the market. Rapid Medical will launch the TIGERTRIEVER 13 in Europe during Q3 2018.

Prof. René Chapot, Germany said,“TIGERTRIEVER 13 is a very important addition to the ischemic stroke device market. For the first time ever, we have a tool that is dedicated to more distal occlusions. These occlusions can have a dramatic disabling effect on patients and until now there was little to be done for them. Using the Tigertriever 13 we were able to retrieve clots from an MVO that was not treatable until now.”

Dr. Jeffrey Saver, professor of neurology and director of the comprehensive stroke center at the David Geffen School of Medicine of UCLA, commented on the first clinical experience with the TIGERTRIEVER 13: “We know that endovascular therapy is the best option for large vessel occlusions. The TIGERTRIEVER 13 will further extend this powerful treatment for acute ischemic stroke to patients with  (MVOs).”