BTG plc (LSE: BTG), the global healthcare company, announced today that the first EKOS™ CU 4.0 units have been shipped from BTG’s facility in Bothell (Washington, US) to Europe, where full commercial launch will begin. New features of the EKOS™ CU 4.0 include an interactive colour touchscreen, a built-in battery and separate ports for managing two EKOS™ devices simultaneously.
These improvements simplify bilateral treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Using CU 4.0, physicians can treat both pulmonary arteries and can easily monitor and manage two EKOS™ devices at the same time.
European patients with PEs and DVTs have already successfully been treated with EKOS™ CU 4.0 during a limited release of the product.
Professor Nils Kucher, Director of Clinic of Angiology at University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland said: “I’ve used EKOS™ therapy for over 10 years. This latest innovation of the technology is a big step for simplifying thrombosis treatment.”
EKOS™ is the only device to have both FDA Clearance and a CE Mark  for the treatment of PE. The system includes an ultrasonic device that uses acoustic pulses, which enable quick and safe dissolution of blood clots and restore blood flow in patients with PE, DVT and peripheral arterial occlusions.