As the neurovascular intervention marketplace accelerates toward miniaturization, innovations such as 2.5:1 peelable heat-shrink tubing (PHST), cut-to-length PHST and multi-filar active catheter solutions will come into their own.
Joe Rowan, Junkosha
Catheters are becoming increasingly complex in terms of the procedures they can be used for, making the peelable heat-shrink tubing (PHST) market an extremely exciting area to be involved in. Not only is it helping to address healthcare customers’ unmet needs, but it also paves the way for progressively smaller catheter-based procedures — an ongoing requirement for medical device manufacturers.
The benefit of PHST is that it avoids peeling the outer fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) lamination layer, which can damage the catheter within. PHST also enables the final product to be produced more rapidly with improved yields and lower inspection levels while being increasingly ergonomically safe.