Terumo Corp. announced on May 23 that it will begin a European sales launch in July of its Lunawave OFDI system, an intravascular diagnostic imaging system that applies optical frequency, as well as its FastView OFDI imaging catheter.
OFDI (optical frequency domain imaging) employs light applied to the inside of blood vessels from the tip of a catheter, and constructs an intravascular cross-sectional image through a new technology that analyzes the reflection from the vessel walls. It is mainly utilized in coronary intervention to verify the conditions inside blood vessels and confirm the stent apposition. Terumo said its OFDI achieves high image resolution, and is highly anticipated due to its ability to display differences in the tissue characterization of vascular walls.
Terumo aims to achieve revenues of 300 million yen ($3.7 million) in fiscal year 2012. And, it further aims for 3.5 billion yen in fiscal year 2014 by adding sales in Japan.
Terumo's Lunawave OFDI intravascular imaging system was used in live demonstrations at EuroPCR 2012 (May 15-18), the world's leading cardiovascular intervention course.
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