Product Releases

Catheter with Lined, Variable-Pitch, Coil-Reinforced Shaft

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 4:58pm
MDT Staff

Teleflex Medical OEM announced the addition of a continuously-wound, variable-pitch, coil-reinforced shaft technology with a HDPE (high-density polyethylene) liner to its portfolio of catheter shaft capabilities. The innovative technology gives original equipment manufacturers new options for achieving precise performance characteristics along the catheter shaft while lowering assembly costs and improving kink resistance.

Since endovascular devices are becoming longer and thinner, there is a need for catheters with a rigid proximal end for pushability and torque without kinking or buckling, and a flexible distal end for successful navigation through tortuous pathways. Teleflex Medical OEM’s variable-pitch, reinforcement technology allows the highly-customized shaft performance characteristics without the assembly costs and weak bonded joints associated with traditional methods of catheter manufacturing.

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