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"Extruded Over-The-Wire, This New PTFE Catheter Liner Enables Medical Device Manufacturers to Develop Safer, Smoother and Stronger Catheters"
StreamLiner Over the Wire PTFE catheter liners bridge the gap between film cast liners and free extruded liners by providing extremely thin walls, flexibility and strength. These features enable more catheter design options, which ultimately translates to better tractability, deliverability and overall performance - all without compromising patient safety
Using a proprietary process, Zeus can now extrude liners over-the-wire (OTW) in sizes comparable to film cast tubing, but with greater strength.
By extruding over wire, Zeus has produced the desired combination of wall thickness, flexibility, and strength. Zeus' StreamLiner OTW products allow medical device manufacturers to develop safer, smoother and stronger catheters that can navigate deeper into a patient's vasculature.
With the release of StreamLiner OTW, Zeus offers medical device manufacturers several advantages:
- A product with a similar wall thickness and the flexibility of film cast PTFE liners but with greater strength. The new StreamLiner OTW, the thinnest extruded liner yet, offers a nominal wall thickness as low as 0.0004" (0.0102 mm) with a tolerance of +/- 0.0002" (0.0051 mm).
- Shorter lead times to increase speed time-to-market and reduce operational costs. Zeus' in-house wire drawing capabilities increase wire availability, reduce turnaround times and shorten delivery schedules.
- Simplified production processes. Zeus supplies straight, cut-to-length liners that allow you to take the product from packaging to production and eliminate multiple timely processes.
Specific catheter applications for the StreamLiner OTW family include occlusion balloon catheters, micro catheters, mechanical and aspiration thrombectomy catheters, intermediate catheters, guiding catheters with and without balloons, and support catheters.
Supplied in discrete lengths over silver-plated copper wire, these super-thin-walled liners allow increased lumen potential while maintaining the lowest possible profile for your finished device and are soon to be the industry standard for flexible catheter designs.
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