This excerpt taken from the LMAT 10-K filed Mar 30, 2007.
Pruitt-Inahara and Pruitt F3 Carotid Shunts
The Pruitt-Inahara and Pruitt F3 Carotid Shunts are used to temporarily divert, or shunt, blood to the brain while the surgeon removes plaque from the carotid artery in a carotid endarterectomy surgery. Our shunts feature occlusion balloons which eliminate the need for clamps, thereby reducing vessel trauma. We acquired the Pruitt-Inahara Carotid Shunt product line and related operations from Horizon Medical in March 2001. We introduced the Pruitt F3, our next-generation model of the Pruitt-Inahara Carotid Shunt, in January 2007.
Our Pruitt-Inahara Carotid Shunts are currently sold in the United States, the European Union, Japan and many other foreign jurisdictions. Our Pruitt F3 Carotid Shunts are currently sold in the United States.