The Spectranetics Corporation was founded in the 1980s on excimer laser technology and today markets the only Excimer Laser System approved in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan for use in minimally invasive interventional procedures within the cardiovascular system. High-energy, ultraviolet light vaporizes blockages into small particles that are absorbed into the bloodstream, reducing complications and improving clinical outcomes.
The Company’s Vascular Intervention business line manufactures and sells a range of peripheral and cardiac laser catheters for ablation of stenosed and occluded arteries above and below the knee and within coronary arteries. The Company also produces aspiration and support catheters.
The Lead Management business line includes the manufacturing of excimer laser sheaths and cardiac lead management accessories, including lead locking stylets for manual traction and aid in laser-assisted extraction of cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator leads. – less