InfraReDx and Philips have entered into a joint development and collaboration agreement that is focused on integrating Infraredx' true vessel characterisation (TVC) imaging system with Philips' Allura Xper catheterisation lab imaging systems. This collaboration is intended to enable seamless access to the TVC imaging system with Philips' Allura X-ray systems.
The joint product development is intended to provide physicians with tableside control of the TVC imaging system from within the sterile cath lab environment using Allura's table-mounted Xper module. The TVC composite image can be viewed on Philips' cath lab monitors, enabling physicians to view the chemogram and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) images alongside the coronary angiogram. This will allow for better visualisation of lipid core plaques (LCPs) in a patient's coronary artery. The automatic sharing and integration of patient demographics and imaging study information between the Allura system and the TVC system will improve workflow efficiency and provide quicker retrieval and review of information.
The TVC imaging system, an intravascular imaging system, is believed to be the only device available in both the US and Europe for the detection of LCPs. Outside of the US, the TVC imaging system is available in over 30 countries worldwide.