NC Emerge™

PTCA Dilatation Catheter

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Quest for the Better Balloon
Balloon Manufacturing Video: Quest for the Better Balloon

The Future Built on a Legacy

For decades, we have worked together to define the future. By bringing technology and performance together, we continue our commitment to evolving balloon catheter technology.

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Product Details

Addressing Balloon Growth and Deliverability Needs

Next Generation Non-Compliant Balloon

  • Most non-compliant balloon of the devices tested1

Enhanced Deliverability

  • Pre-dilatation profiles in a post-dilation balloon
  • Ultra-low 0.017" (0.43mm) lesion entry profile
  • Excellent tip flexibility enabling you to access your most complex lesions2

Excellent Simultaneous Use and Recross Performance

  • Outstanding performance in simultaneous use compatibility and recrossability2

Additional Sizes - 5.5mm and 6.0mm

  • Broadest size matrix on the market of the devices tested

NC Emerge is Boston Scientific's Most Advanced PTCA Catheter

Ultra-low lesion entry point

  • 0.017" lesion entry profile
  • Improves overall flexibility and performance in tortuous anatomy

Over-the-inner tip design

  • Outer tip material rides over the inner shaft
  • Designed to improve overall flexibility and tip performance
  • Short tip designed to lessen tip catch occurance and offer greater control

Reduced shaft profile

  • Designed for exceptional simultaneous use performance
  • Allows for use of two MonorailTM catheters in a 6 F
    guide catheter and two Over-the-Wire catheters in an 8 F guide catheter3

Hydrophilic coating

  • Reduced frictional force on the catheter shaft

Reduced crossing profile4

  • 0.031" (0.787 mm) crossing profile

Bi-Segment™ inner shaft design

  • Designed for maximum deliverability
  • Both stiff and flexible segments to enhance pushability and trackability

Slope ™ outer shaft

  • One piece outer shaft provides a seamless transition
  • Designed to optimize pushability
  • Slope outer shaft on OTW devices

Non-compliant balloon material

  • Designed for less balloon growth and increased rated
    burst pressure
  • Unique blend of balloon materials provides excellent

Platinum iridium marker bands

  • Provides optimal radiopacity and excellent visibility

Product Size Matrix

Ordering Information

MonorailBalloon Length
Balloon Diameter (mm)6 mm8 mm12 mm15 mm20 mm30 mm
5.5 H7493927608550H7493927612550H7493927615550H7493927620550 
6 H7493927608600H7493927612600H7493927615600H7493927620600 
* Based upon RX size availability
1.Growth as measured from compliance charts on directions for use for 3.0mm x 15mm balloon
2.Testing completed by Boston Scientific Corp. N=15 Data on file. Bench test result may not necessarily be indicative of clinical performance.
3.6 F guide catheter with a minimum 0.070" ID, 8 F guide catheter with a minimum 0.088" ID
4.Crossing profile is defined as the maximum diameter found between the proximal end of the balloon and the distal tip of the catheter.  Definition excerpted from FDA Guidance document titeled, Class II Special Controls Guidance Document for Certain Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) Catheters.