Shifamed LLC, a medical technology incubator, today announced that it will formally introduce its patented coaxial steerable catheter technology in 4 Fr size at MD&M East on June 10-12, 2014 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City, NY.
"As we see the field move toward smaller systems, we are proud that our innovative design allowed us to develop our coaxial steerable technology in the small 4 Fr size," commented Amr Salahieh, Founder and Chairman of Shifamed. "Our proprietary design offers the opportunity for reduced overall wall thickness, providing a larger inner diameter for an equal outer diameter. Now, innovators can be in the forefront of designing and developing the smallest catheters available."
Using industry standard sizing and established device integrity practices, Shifamed analyzed catheter cross sections comparing the pull-wire based technology to the coaxial design and noted that the coaxial design held its wall thickness advantage for sizes up to 12 Fr. Device testing on numerous sizes showed that the coaxial design had a significant torque response advantage during steering by eliminating the whipping effect and allowing more control and precision on catheter placement. The technology is currently available in 4 to 14 Fr sizes.
"We welcome new innovative partners to leverage this technology in their applications," Mr. Salahieh further shared. "The gastrointestinal endoscopy market alone – where endoscopes allow high intensity lighting and precise device placement in the viewing and treatment of the human digestive tract – is projected to reach more than $4.9 billion by 2016." On a global scale, the endoscopy market is anticipated to reach $33.7 billion by that same time. In addition to endoscopy, the coaxial steerable technology may be applied in coronary and neurovascular markets.
Visit Shifamed at MD&M East, booth 2351 to meet the team and see their technology.