Pursuant to our unique process of product development, interventionalists described the "ideal" occlusion plug as possessing the following characteristics:
- Extremely precise placement and complete lack of migration once delivered
- Immediate and total occlusion while also being very trackable
- A "Stent Like" delivery system to improve usability while eliminating the need for ancillary devices
- Overall reduction in time and cost of the occlusion procedure
The result of our unique product development process resulted in the HourGlass™ embolization plug. The physics and materials used in this device meet or exceed every one of the design inputs.
HourGlass™ has been extensively tested both on the bench, in animals and also in a 50 patient human study with excellent performance both clinically and economically.