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Surmodics reports the Telemark support microcatheter offers superior crossability for complex coronary and peripheral lesions. The microcatheter combines Surmodics’ Xtreme™ composite shaft technology with a high-performance Pristyne™ hydrophilic coating that together provide exceptional deliverability, kink resistance and lesion crossing. Surmodics’ Pristyne hydrophilic coating offers best-in-class lubricity and low particulates. The Telemark microcatheter’s tapered profile design has an outer diameter ranging from 2.6 Fr to 1.4 Fr for effective penetration of tough, calcified lesions.

Gary Maharaj, President and CEO of Surmodics said, “This is another example of our progress and our commitment to developing highly differentiated vascular product solutions.”  He concluded, “Our Telemark microcatheter incorporates advanced technology that enables an exceedingly low crossing profile, excellent trackability and resistance to kinking, even in complex coronary and peripheral lesions, where there is still a great market need.”

The development of the Surmodics Telemark .014” support microcatheter is a step forward in the Company’s strategy to be a provider of whole-product vascular solutions for its medical device customers. Surmodics has complete capabilities for design, development and high-volume manufacturing of a wide variety of highly differentiated balloon catheter and specialty catheter solutions.