New product line from Zeus enables unparalled advancements in catheter design aimed at improving patient care and clinical outcomes.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. — (Oct. 24, 2017) — Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. has released its latest thin-walled PTFE catheter liner as part of their Sub-Lite-Wall®StreamLiner™ series. StreamLiner™ XT, the first offering from the series, was released in July with an impressive maximum wall thickness of 0.00075″ (0.01905 mm). The next in the series, StreamLiner™ VT, launches October 24 and features a maximum wall thickness of .001″ (.025mm) in an ID size range of 0.004″- 0.120″ (.107mm – 3.05mm).
As a free extrusion, the StreamLiner™ series makes for a sturdier and more robust finished device while retaining necessary functional properties such as torqueablity, pushability, and flexibility. Both the StreamLiner™ XT and StreamLiner™ VT feature Zeus’ proprietary LoPro™ technology, leveraging more than 50 years of experience in developing state-of-the-art polymer extrusion processes to achieve the thinnest components in the industry.
“The market is challenging manufacturers to develop transcatheter solutions for smaller and more tortuous anatomies. Zeus’s StreamLiner series is poised to answer that challenge and become the market standard,” states Josh Ridley, director, medical sales and marketing for Zeus. “These PTFE liners are stronger and tougher than conventional catheter liners and don’t exhibit the surface imperfections or proclivity toward flaking sometimes associated with dip-coated technology.”
The lubricious new StreamLiner™ XT PTFE liner greatly improves deployment force through the lumen of the catheter for improved minimally-invasive procedures. Meanwhile, Sub-Lite-Wall® StreamLiner™ XT and StreamLiner™ VT both allow greater access to small vessels, including peripheral and neurovasculatures, enabling medical device engineers and clinical interventionalists to improve procedural success rates and minimize patient trauma.
The release of the StreamLiner™ VT was accelerated after a positive market response to the successful launch of the StreamLiner™ XT. Zeus has plans to roll out additional liners in the series but has not yet announced those release dates.
Both StreamLiner™ XT and StreamLiner™ VT will be on display at Zeus Booth #1405 at MD&M Minneapolis, November 8-9. Free product samples are also available through the company’s Virtual Sample Locker (VSL) program.
About Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.
Zeus Industrial Products, Inc., is headquartered in Orangeburg, SC, USA. Its core business is the development and precision extrusion of advanced polymeric materials. The company employs 1,250 people worldwide with manufacturing facilities in Aiken, Gaston and Orangeburg, South Carolina; Branchburg, New Jersey; and Letterkenny, Ireland. Zeus products and services serve companies in the medical, automotive, aerospace, fiber optics, energy and fluid management markets. For more information, visit www.zeusinc.com.