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CLEANERXT™ Rotational Thrombectomy System Launched in the US

PLANO, Texas, May 6, 2014/PRNewswire/ —Argon Medical Devices, Inc. announced today that the company has begun marketing the CLEANERXT™ Rotational Thrombectomy System as a new addition to the CLEANER family of dialysis products. With increased power and torque for cleaning wall-adherent thrombus, and the ability to be introduced through a 6 Fr sheath, CLEANERXT combines torque with trackability. Its innovative sinusoidal wire design is radiopaque and conforms to varying lumen diameters, actively cleaning wall-adherent thrombus.

Argon introduced the CLEANERXT Rotational Thrombectomy System at the 2014 Society of Interventional Radiology meeting in San Diego.

“We continuously look at ways to improve our product offerings so that physicians can provide safe and effective therapy to their patients,” stated George Leondis, President of Argon Medical Devices. “CLEANERXT provides a tremendous combination of power and minimal invasiveness. Among wall-contacting thrombectomy devices, CLEANERXT provides physicians an unmatched ability to effectively macerate wall-adherent thrombus on a 6 Fr device platform.”

The CLEANERXT Rotational Thrombectomy System was designed by Rex Medical, LP for mechanical declotting of native vessel dialysis fistulae and synthetic dialysis access grafts. According to the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), almost 400,000 patients undergo dialysis each year. With this product launch, patients who require thrombectomy will now have access to a more efficient and effective therapy option.

About Argon Medical Devices
Founded in 1972, Argon Medical Devices, Inc. manufactures medical products and devices for interventional radiology, vascular surgery, interventional cardiology, critical care, and oncology procedures worldwide. Through a global network of direct sales representatives and premier distributors, Argon supplies physician customers with breakthrough technologies to improve clinical efficiency and outcomes. Argon is a privately-held portfolio company of Roundtable Healthcare Partners, which is committed to providing clinicians with innovative, technology-driven solutions to improve patient outcomes.

In addition to the CLEANERXT Rotational Thrombectomy System, the Argon product portfolio is highlighted by the OptionELITE™ Retrievable Vena Cava Filter, Cleaner15™Rotational Thrombectomy System, Atrieve™ Vascular Snare, BioPince™ Full-core Biopsy Instrument, Skater™ Drainage Systems, T-Lok Bone Marrow Biopsy Needles and UltraStream™ Chronic Dialysis Catheters.

About RoundTable Healthcare Partners
RoundTable Healthcare Partners, based in Lake Forest, IL, is an operating-oriented private equity firm focused exclusively on the health-care industry. The partners of RoundTable have significant experience in managing, operating, acquiring and financing multibillion-dollar diversified health-care companies. RoundTable partners with companies that can benefit from its extensive industry relationships and proven operating and transaction expertise.

About Rex Medical, LP
Rex Medical, LP, based in Conshohocken, PA, is a privately held medical device company specializing in the development, manufacturing and marketing of minimally invasive medical devices targeted towards the cardiovascular, venous access, endosurgery and oncology markets. Rex Medical is ISO 13485 certified.

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