The PoleVault is an innovative hypotube for catheter manufacturers seeking to improve outcomes for patients undergoing angioplasty. The hypotube is a long metal tube with micro-engineered features along its length. It is a critical component of minimally invasive catheters, used in conjunction with balloons and stents to open up clogged arteries. The hypotube resists kinking without compromising its ability to glide (attributes known as push, track, and torque) through the anatomy. PoleVault shows improvements in kink resistance of up to 40% over existing products.