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NAVICROSS® Support Catheter

Product Overview

NAVICROSS® Support Catheters – Your first choice peripheral support catheter with best-in-class performance.1,a


In benchtop testing, NAVICROSS® has been compared to other 0.035” support catheters:

  • Quick-Cross™ Support Catheter
  • CXI® Support Catheter
  • TrailBlazer™ Procedural Support Catheter

Tested catheters were evaluated for pushability, wire support, torque control, crossing profile, and kink resistance.

Results show that NAVICROSS® design and construction provided best-in-class performance. 1,a


Test Protocol

This test measured the ratio of load that is transmitted to the distal tip when the catheter is pushed from the proximal end.


NAVICROSS® double-braided stainless steel construction provides an unmatched force transmission ratio.


Clinical Benefit
Having higher transmission ratio enables:

  • Greater transfer of force along the catheter shaft
  • Reduced lag time between operator hand and tip movement
  • Greater distal tip control 

NAVICROSS® Catheter Construction

Double-braided stainless steel design runs the length of the device, giving optimal column strength without the disadvantage of distal to proximal tapering.


Test Protocol

Three tests measured how much power the wire generated at the tip when it was pushed 2.5 mm, 5 mm, and 10 mm at the proximal end. The average between all three measurements was calculated.


The NAVICROSS® tapered tip provided the highest wire support.


Clinical Benefit
Having increased wire support enables:

  • Better wire control
  • Higher wire pushability across complex lesions
  • Decreased wire slop / buckling within the support catheter


NAVICROSS® Catheter Construction

A near seamless catheter-to-guidewire transition provides increased wire support, which may increase lesion crossing capability.


Test Protocol

The test model mimicked moderate tortuosity and acute takeoffs typically found in iliac bifurcations. The catheter was rotated at the proximal end, and the distal tip response measurement was recorded.


NAVICROSS® double-braided stainless steel construction provides optimal torque control, avoiding overshooting and minimizing delayed tip response.


Clinical Benefit
Having optimal torque control enables:

  • Greater hub-to-tip response
  • Increased catheter and wire control
  • Aid to the operator in vessel and microchannel selection, as well as wire advancement


NAVICROSS® Catheter Construction

Double-braided stainless steel design runs the length of the device, resulting in near 1:1 torque. Combined with the 30° angled version, it provides the operator with an ideal solution for Above-the-Knee (ATK) and Below-the-Knee (BTK) lesion crossing.


Test Protocol

All catheter outer diameters were measured to determine the smallest crossing profile. Images were also taken to show catheter-to-guidewire transitions.


NAVICROSS® has the smallest crossing profile with an 0.037” OD. It also has a double-tapered tip, which aids in a seamless transition from catheter to guidewire.


Clinical Benefit
Having a low crossing profile enables:

  • Improved wire support
  • Smoother catheter tracking through complex lesions and tortuous anatomy

NAVICROSS® Catheter Construction

Double-tapered tip provides the smallest crossing profile, giving a near seamless catheter-to-guidewire transition to aid in crossing simple or complex lesions.


Test Protocol

Each catheter’s kink resistance was established by winding them around pegs of varying sizes beginning at 10 mm diameters and reducing at 1 mm increments.


NAVICROSS® has the highest kink resistance, having the ability to wrap around a 4 mm peg without kinking.


Clinical Benefit
Having a higher kink resistance enables:

  • Better navigation through tortuous anatomy
  • Retention of luminal integrity
  • Reduced need for replacement devices

NAVICROSS® Catheter Construction

Improved strain relief at the hub and double-braided design gives NAVICROSS® increased column strength, which may help prevent catheter kinking and maintain inner lumen integrity.

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1. Data on file.

RX ONLY. Refer to the product labels and package insert for complete warnings, precautions, potential complications, and instructions for use.

NAVICROSS® Product Codes

Product Code Wire Compatibility Catheter Length Tip Shape
NC35650 0.035" 65 cm Straight
NC35651 0.035" 65 cm 30° Angle
NC35900 0.035" 90 cm Straight
NC35901 0.035" 90 cm 30° Angle
NC35130 0.035" 135 cm Straight
NC35131 0.035" 135 cm 30° Angle
NC35150 0.035" 150 cm Straight
NC35151 0.035" 150 cm 30° Angle

NAVICROSS® Specifications

Effective Lengths 65 cm, 90 cm, 135 cm, 150 cm
Number of Radiopaque Markers 3
Distance From Distal Tip To First Radiopaque Marker 1 mm
Radiopaque Marker Spacing 40 mm, 60 mm
Guidewire Compatibility 0.035"
Maximum Injection Pressure 750 psi
Minimum Introducer Sheath Compatibility 4 Fr
Tip Design/Shape Straight, 30° Angle
Hydrophilic Coating Distal 40 cm