A Valentine's Day for Bonding

To improve cost efficiency of tubing used for catheters and other implants, Creganna Medical Devices has launched a new material that joins nitinol with stainless steel. The innovation has garnered quite a bit of attention at MD&M West, where it is being introduced. The company estimates that for a typical catheter, only 12% needs to be made of nitinol. However, the material is notoriously difficult to bond with dissimilar materials, such as stainless steel, and it is expensive.

February 14, 2007

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A Valentine's Day for Bonding

To make catheter building more cost effective, the company has created a patented material that can bond to both nitinol and stainless steel. What this material is is secret, but the company spokesperson did mention that it is a commonly used material that is safe for use in medical implants.

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