Passeo®-18 Lux™ Drug-Coated Balloon

Passeo®-18 Lux™ drug-coated balloon is indicated to dilate de novo or restenotic lesions in the infrainguinal arteries.*

*Indication as per IFU. ** not available for sale in the US.

Manufacturer Info

Ackerstrasse 6
8180 Bülach - Switzerland

Why to use it

• Clinically Proven: Randomized controlled and all-comers registry clinical data investigated safety and efficacy in the treatment of femoropopliteal and infrapopliteal arteries.1-3

• Effective Drug Delivery to the Lesion: The SafeGuard insertion aid improves ease of handling and protects the user and balloon coating from contact and damage. It comes pre-mounted on the balloon and, after insertion, can simply be retracted and peeled away. SafeGuard enables a 95% reduction of drug loss in the introducer sheath valve.4 The hydrophobic Butyryl-tri-hexyl citrate (BTHC) excipient is less soluble than hydrophilic alternatives, ensuring more drug is available at the lesion site.

• Effective Tissue Absorption and Prolonged Drug Presence: BTHC excipient keeps paclitaxel in microcrystalline structure, ensuring efficient drug transfer and prolonged bioavailability at the lesion site.4


1. Scheinert D, et al. Paclitaxel Releasing Balloon in Femoropopliteal lesions using a BTHC excipient: 12-month results from the BIOLUX P-I randomized trial. JEVT. 2015; 22(1): 14-21; 2. Zeller et al. Paclitaxel-Coated Balloon in Infrapopliteal arteries 12-month results from the BIOLUX P-II randomized trial. J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. 2015; 8: 1614-22; 3. Tepe G. BIOLUX P-III 12-month results, SFA subgroup analysis. Presented at CIRSE 2017; 4. BIOTRONIK data on file.
Passeo and Lux are trademarks or registered trademarks of the BIOTRONIK Group of Companies.


Drug-Coated Balloon Technical Data
Catheter TypeOTW
Recommended Guidewire0.018"
TipShort, tapered
Balloon Markers2 swaged markers (zero profile)
Shaft3.8F, hydrophobic coated
Usable Length90, 130 cm; 150 cm (only ø 2.0 mm)
Introducer Size4F (ø 2.0 - 4.0 mm); 5F (ø 5.0 - 7.0 mm)
Nominal Pressure6 atm
Rated Burst Pressure15 atm (ø 2.0 - 5.0 mm); 12 atm (ø 6.0 - 7.0 mm)
Coating Technical Data
Drug Concentration3.0 μg/mm2
Coating MatrixPaclitaxel and Butyryl-tri-hexyl citrate (BTHC)
Coated AreaCylindrical section of the balloon, exceeding the proximal and distal markers