Our balloon material
is known to rupture when in contact with PMMA.
This new class of drug coating is sufficiently tough to use with direct stenting, while higher durometer balloon material
allows use of higher pressures to attain complete stent expansion, even in more highly calcified lesions.
27, issuing flight termination commands to safely return the balloon material
and payload back to Earth.
Descrochers explained that the balloon material
is rubber-band like, with each balloon requiring 500 square meters of the material.
According to the company, the EMPIRA RX PTCA Pre-Dilatation Catheter and the EMPIRA NC RX PTCA Post-Dilatation Catheter utilise the next generation DURALYN Flex balloon material
, which is 50% more flexible than the DURALYN balloon material
used in the current FIRE STAR and DURA STAR RX PTCA 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.
As a balloon material
, however, Mylar is less than ideal.
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.
The ensuing investigation concluded that the most likely cause of the leak was a gradual slipping of the balloon material
at the metal fittings on the base and top of the balloon structure.
The family of EMPIRA balloon catheters features a number of design and technology modifications that are expected to improve crossability and recrossability, while boosting the controlled growth characteristics of the balloon material
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.