Penumbra’s Indigo Aspiration System is intended for the removal of fresh, soft emboli and thrombi from vessels of the peripheral arterial and venous systems. A minimally-invasive device, Indigo System enables the restoration of blood flow in such cases as acute limb ischemia, deep vein thrombosis, and dialysis access thrombosis.
Why to use it
The Indigo System aspiration catheter is available in a range of lengths and diameters that when connected to Penumbra’s proprietary Pump MAX will atraumatically remove the thrombus present in various vascular beds. The Indigo catheters (CAT3, CAT5, CAT6, CAT8, and CATD) vary in diameters from 3.4 to 8 F and lengths of 50 to 150 cm. Each Indigo catheter is available with a corresponding Indigo Separator which is an adjunctive device that is advanced and retracted through the catheter at the proximal margin of the primary occlusion to facilitate clearing of the thrombus from the catheter tip enabling the operator to remove thrombus efficiently. The Indigo System has been applied for use as a first-line approach or rescue therapy for arterial and venous thrombotic events.