AngioDynamics launches Morpheus Wise PICC Triple Lumen CT PICC AngioDynamics announced today the release of the first member of its new generation of peripherally inserted central catheters for techniques involving the use of contrast press in computed tomography – the Morpheus Smart PICC Triple Lumen CT PICC. ‘This not only marks the first product to launch in our new Morpheus Wise PICC range, as a triple lumen it complements our existing offerings and ensures we can meet the full range of physicians’ needs,’ said Robert Rossell, Senior Vice President and General Manager for AngioDynamics’ Vascular Access Business Device. The Smart Taper technology enables the catheter to quickly taper from a seven French diameter to a precise six French size, improving blood circulation and reducing the risk of thrombosis .

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