The leading causes of death in the industrialized world today are cardiovascular disease, infection, cancer, and pulmonary disease. They all have one thing in common: the involvement of the patient’s vasculature in disease formation and progression. All of these diseases are accompanied, and often preceded, by changes in a patient’s blood vessels.
Many vascular-based diseases are poorly understood, difficult to diagnose, and frequently associated with significant morbidity and mortality because of the inaccessibility of vascular tissue.
Despite the arterial system’s involvement in so many prominent diseases, a safe and effective method for obtaining samples of arterial tissue from patients has not been available until now.
VBS Interventional has recognized this unmet need and created the world’s first endoarterial biopsy catheter, a medical device designed to obtain biopsy specimens from the inner layers of an artery via a minimally invasive technique.
VBS Interventional is committed to improving current patient therapy and disease management by providing a more comprehensive picture of a patient’s vascular pathological, cellular, molecular, and genetic profile through the use of our first product, the endoarterial biopsy catheter.
The endoarterial biopsy catheter will provide a means for monitoring therapeutic interventions, optimizing medical management, customizing diagnosis and therapy, and anticipating future adverse events through the early identification of disease markers in vascular biopsies from patients.
VBS Interventional is dedicated to developing innovative technologies to detect and treat vascular-based diseases.
VBS Interventional focuses on improving the diagnosis and medical management of:
- Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Lung Transplant Rejection
- Vasculitis/Collagen vascular disease
- Coronary artery disease
- Critical care applications — Acute Lung Injury & Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
- Lung Cancer
WARNING: Investigational Device. Limited by Federal law to investigational use. This device should be used only by physicians with a thorough understanding of percutaneous interventional procedures and training in the use of the endoarterial biopsy catheter.
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