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Health Canada approved microfoam for treatment of varicose veins

BTG International Canada Inc., part of global specialist healthcare company BTG (LSE: BTG), announced on January 26, 2017 the Canadian commercial launch of Varithena™ (polidocanol injectable foam), a drug/device combination product used to treat varicose veins.

Varithena™ is intended for use in adults with clinically significant venous reflux as diagnosed by duplex ultrasound.

Varithena™ is a uniform, low nitrogen, polidocanol microfoam dispensed from a proprietary canister device.

A physician injects a small amount of Varithena™ into the malfunctioning vein of a patient through a small tube (catheter) or a needle. It displaces the blood from the vein to reach and treat the vein wall; the diseased vein collapses and blood flow is diverted to healthy veins nearby. For further information click HERE.

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