Passeo-18 Lux


Vascular Intervention // Peripheral
Drug-Coated Balloon Catheter/0.018''/OTW

Passeo®-18 Lux®





Clinically proven



Randomized controlled and all-comers registry clinical data investigated safety and efficacy in the treatment of femoropopliteal and infrapopliteal arteries.







Safe and effective



BIOLUX P-I1 Femoropopliteal Indication



12-month Target Lesion Revascularization (TLR)
Passeo-18 Lux significantly reduced TLR rates compared to the control PTA* balloon in the as-treated population.



BIOLUX P-II2 Infrapopliteal Indication



Major Adverse Events (MAE)
Passeo-18 Lux 30 days MAE rate was lower compared to the control PTA balloon.

*PTA - Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty




Proven in a real-world setting




BIOLUX P-III3 all-comers Superficial Femoral Artery (SFA) 12-month results in 441 patients.







Proven in more calcified lesions and more challenging patients (12-month SFA data)

Fcd-TLR - Freedom from clinically driven Target Lesion Revascularization as Kaplan Meier estimate; PP - Primary Patency as Kaplan Meier estimate; CLI- Critical Limb Ischemia




Effective drug delivery to the lesion




Insertion and handling




The SafeGuard insertion aid improves ease of handling, and protects the user and balloon coating from contact and damage. It comes pre-mounted on the balloon and, after insertion, can simply be retracted and peeled away.








Passeo-18 Lux hydrophobic Butyryl-tri-hexyl citrate (BTHC) excipient is less soluble than hydrophilic alternatives, ensuring more drug is available at the lesion site.








Effective tissue absorption and prolonged drug presence




At the lesion site




BTHC excipient keeps paclitaxel in microcrystalline structure, ensuring efficient drug transfer and prolonged bioavailability at the lesion site.9






Paclitaxel Vessel Concentration9





Passeo-18 Lux

Indicated to dilate de novo or restenotic lesions in the infrainguinal arteries.*




Passeo-18 Lux

This video demonstrates how the clinically-proven Passeo-18 Lux treats de novo and restenotic lesions in the infrainguinal arteries.


Technical Data

Passeo-18 Lux
Catheter type OTW
Recommended guide wire 0.018"
Tip Short, tapered
Balloon markers 2 swaged markers (zero profile)
Shaft 3.8 F, hydrophobic coated
Usable length 90, 130 cm; 150 cm (only ø 2.0 mm)
Introducer size 4 F (ø 2.0 - 4.0 mm); 5F (ø 5.0 - 7.0 mm)
Nominal Pressure (NP) 6 atm
Rated Burst Pressure (RBP) 15 atm (ø 2.0 - 5.0 mm); 12 atm (ø 6.0 - 7.0 mm)
Drug Coating Paclitaxel
Drug concentration 3.0 μg/mm2
Coating matrix Paclitaxel and butyryl-tri-hexyl citrate (BTHC)
Coated area Cylindrical section of the balloon, exceeding the proximal and distal markers

Compliance Chart

    Balloon Diameter x Length (mm)
Nominal Pressure atm8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
(NP) ø (mm) 2.0 2.5 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0
Rated Burst Pressure atm8 15 15 15 15 15 12 12
(RBP) ø (mm) 2.1 2.6 3.3 4.3 5.2 6.3 7.2

Ordering Information

2.0 (4F)   379860 379861 379862
2.5 (4F)   379866 379867 379868
3.0 (4F)   370843 370848 370853
4.0 (4F)   370844 370849 370854
5.0 (5F)   370845 370850 370855
6.0 (5F)   370846 370851 370856
7.0 (5F)   370847 370852 370857
2.5 (4F)   379869 379870 379871
3.0 (4F)   370858 370863 370868
4.0 (4F)   370859 370864 370869
5.0 (5F)   370860 370865 370870
6.0 (5F)   370861 370866 370871
7.0 (5F)   370862 370867 370872
2.0 (4F)   379863 379864 379865



1 Scheinert D, et al. Paclitaxel Releasing Balloon in Femoropopliteal lesions using a BTHC excipient: 12-month results from the BIOLUX P-I randomized trial. JEVT. 2015; 22(1): 14-21;

2 Zeller et al. Paclitaxel-Coated Balloon in Infrapopliteal arteries 12-month results from the BIOLUX P-II randomized trial. J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. 2015; 8: 1614-22;

3 Tepe G. BIOLUX P-III 12-month results, SFA subgroup analysis. Presented at CIRSE 2017;

4 Schroe H. Stellarex drug-coated balloon for treatment of femoropopliteal arterial disease - The ILLUMENATE Global Study: 12-month results from a prospective, multicenter, singlearm study. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017; 1-8;

5 Thieme M. The 24-month Results of the Lutonix global SFA registry worldwide experience with Lutonix Drug-Coated Balloon. JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. 2017:10:16:1691-1693;

6 IN.PACT global full clinical cohort. Presented by M. R. Jaff at VIVA 2016;

7 BIOTRONIK data on file;

8 BIOTRONIK data on file;

9 BIOTRONIK data on file.

Stellarex is a registered trademark of Spectranetics; Lutonix is a registered trademark of C. R. Bard; IN.PACT and Admiral are registered trademarks of Invatec.

*Indication as per IFU. 

The Passeo®-18 Lux® DCB with its Lux® coating is part of the Lux® family of Paclitaxel-coated balloons from BIOTRONIK.