Vasotorq: Catching Clots Quicker

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Present thrombectomy devices for the treatment of ischemic stroke can require several passes through the vasculature to extract sufficient clot material, often leaving behind up to 20%, robbing surgeons of valuable time, and increasing fatigue. With a patented stent with distal protection, early-stage Vasotorq aims to more efficiently collect thrombi on the first pass to improve the standard of stroke care.

Strokes are one of the leading causes of death in the US, responsible for 1 in 20 fatalities, amounting to approximately 140,000 deaths every year, according to the CDC. Though the risk of stroke increases with age, at least a third of all strokes occur in people younger than 65 years old, and many of them experience reduced mobility or long-term disability as a result.


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