Boston Scientific launches Dakota nitinol kidney stone retrieval device

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said today it launched its Dakota nitinol retrieval device designed for kidney stone retrieval in the U.S. and Europe. The Dakota stone retrieval device is designed to work with kidney stones of multiple sizes, ranging from 1 mm to 10 mm, Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific. “The Dakota Retrieval Device with OpenSure Handle offers innovative technology that helps me solve some of the challenges faced during ureteroscopy procedures. I can extract a variety of stone sizes and compositions and make multiple passes during one procedure to help patients become stone free,” Dr. Roger Sur of UC San Diego Health’s Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center said in a prepared statement. The company’s newly launched device includes OpenSure Handle technology, which Boston Scientific said allows it to release a large, complex stone to help reduce procedure times, as well as a nitinol hybrid grasper basket to allow physicians to capture, reposition and remove multiple stones and small fragments in a single procedure. “The Dakota Device with OpenSure Handle is a great complement to our portfolio of stone retrieval devices and builds on other advancements we have made in the field. As a hybrid basket and grasper, it can help streamline the most challenging stone removal procedures and improve patient outcomes,” urology and pelvic health division prez David Pierce said in a press release. Yesterday, Boston Scientific said t...
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