The GENIE™ is a drug delivery catheter designed to deliver various liquid therapeutic agents, such as paclitaxel, into specific segments of the arteries. With the GENIE™, cardiologists can expose coronary arteries to low dose of paclitaxel to prevent stenosis. This new approach has been described as a potential alternative to Drug Eluting Stent (DES) as a prevention of restenosis after implantation of a bare metal stent (Herdeg et al. 2009).
- Characteristics:balloon, drug eluting