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LC Bead™ (including LC Bead™ M1)

Embolic Agent

LC Bead™  and LC Bead™  M1
LC Bead™ and LC Bead™ M1

LC Bead is a PVA-based hydrogel microsphere product that is biocompatible, hydrophilic, nonresorbable and precisely calibrated to treat hypervascular tumors and arteriovenous malformations.

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Product Description

LC Bead is a preformed, deformable microsphere consisting of a biocompatible, sulphonate-modified, N-Fil hydrogel.

LC Bead Features

  • Calibrated size to ensure predictable embolization1
  • Compressible design for smooth catheter delivery1
  • Compatible with a large range of microcatheters1
  • Blue tinted beads for enhanced visualization1
  • Spherical shape for optimal control and delivery1

LC Bead M1

70-150μm beads allow:

  • Controlled distal embolization results in a more homogeneous distribution in the targeted tissue2
  • Greater likelihood of tumor necrosis
  • Less opportunity for the development of collateral circulation2
  1. Biocompatibles data on file
  2. Mueller PR and Adams A (editors). Interventional Oncology: A Practical Guide for the Interventional Radiologist, Chapter 7, Principles of Embolization. Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2012.2


Size Specifications

  • LC Bead M1 is available in one size: 70-150μm
  • LC Bead is available in 3 sizes from 100μm to 500μm







Approximate number of beads in 2ml vial*1,300,000200,00038,000

* Theoretical calculation based on the average diameters of a normal distribution of beads in a vial.
1. Biocompatibles data on file.

  • LC Bead and LC Bead M1 are only cleared by the FDA for the embolization of hypervascular tumors and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • When using LC Bead and LC Bead M1 you do not need to add Ethiodol®