BTG has announced that the first EKOS Control Unit 4.0 have been shipped from BTG’s facility in Bothell (Washington, USA) to Europe, where full commercial launch will begin. New features of the EKOS CU 4.0 include an interactive colour touchscreen, a built-in battery and separate ports for managing two EKOS devices simultaneously.
These improvements simplify bilateral treatment of pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Using CU 4.0, physicians can treat both pulmonary arteries and can easily monitor and manage two EKOS devices at the same time.
European patients with pulmonary embolism and DVT have already successfully been treated with EKOS CU 4.0 during a limited release of the product.
Professor Nils Kucher, director of Clinic of Angiology at University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland says, “I have used EKOS therapy for over 10 years. This latest innovation of the technology is a big step for simplifying thrombosis treatment.”
EKOS is the only device to have both FDA clearance and a CE mark  for the treatment of pulmonary embolism. The system includes an ultrasonic device that uses acoustic pulses, which enable quick and safe dissolution of blood clots and restore blood flow in patients with pulmonary embolism, DVT and peripheral arterial occlusions.