To lift and transport the combined 8,500-pounds (3,856 kg) of payload and balloon material
, which is similar in appearance and thickness to sandwich bag material, NASA has rented a crane truck and a flatbed truck.
Ultra-slim balloon material
, a tapered proprietary inner shaft design and an optimized mini-wrap to reduce the wall thickness of the balloon and contribute to the extremely low crossing profile.
Descrochers explained that the balloon material
is rubber-band like, with each balloon requiring 500 square meters of the material.
Both catheters utilise the next generation DURALYN(R) Flex balloon material
which is 50% more flexible than the DURALYN(R) balloon material
used in the current dilatation catheters.
Sapphire II features a flexible, supple balloon material
for slender rewrap; an XD (eXtra Durable) shaft for enhanced pushability and superb kink resistance; proprietary Hydro-X coating for lubricious crossing; and Z-Tip technology resulting in 'Zero' transition between the tip and guidewire for smooth and safe penetration of the tightest of lesions.
The balloon material
is produced by dispersing the nanofibers in the monomer, followed by polymerization or conventional melt compounding.
The semi-compliant EMPIRA[TM] RX PTCA Pre-Dilatation Catheter and the non-compliant EMPIRA[TM] NC RX PTCA Post-Dilatation Catheter utilize the next generation DURALYN[R] Flex balloon material
, which is 50% more flexible than the DURALYN[R] balloon material
used in the current FIRE STAR[R] and DURA STAR[R] RX PTCA Dilatation Catheters.
Improved balloon material
, construction/design, tip design, coating, and shaft design all specifically aimed at improving patient outcomes.
Strong, durable and flexible LIGHT(TM) (Low Inflation Growth, High Track) balloon material
provides high pressure capabilityi, which enables NC Euphora to expand consistently within the stent area at a Rated Burst Pressure (the maximum pressure that the balloon can be repeatedly inflated in a safe manner) of up to 20 atmospheres without bursting.
Since the MEGA has no step down between the catheter shaft and the balloon material
, it may be inserted sheathless or through an 8 Fr.
Alternative fibers may be PET fibers uniformly spaced about the balloon material
and extending throughout the length of the balloon material
The new balloon material
used in Kyphon Xpander II IBT System offers control during inflation and greater lifting force than the Kyphon Xpander IBT.