Eliminating damage to microcatheters on the production line.
Thanks to advances in minimally invasive catheter-based procedures, endovascular therapy has become a mainstay in the treatment of many neurovascular disorders. However, despite advancements in microcatheter technology and production, manufacturing these devices is not without its challenges, particularly when it comes to the final stage in production, the removal of heat shrink.
A skiving tool containing a razor blade is typically used to remove the heat shrink from the catheter. However, this is a time-intensive process that is prone to error. Critical damage to the catheter is common, and using razor blades on the production line presents a serious safety risk to operators when trying to work at speed.
Download this publication to learn how OEMs are embracing an innovative solution to significantly improve their production processes and ability to support the demand for the widening use of catheters when treating neurovascular disorders.