The new technology could enable smaller, more flexible and higher-data-capacity catheters, according to the Tokyo-based company, which has U.S. offices in Irvine, Calif. and Kennett Square, Pa.
The new cables have a capacity of up to 60 power lines depending on AWG size or pitch, according to Junkosha. The company designed them to provide not only increased functionality but also more signals into areas of the body that were formerly inaccessible.
The Multi-Filar wire and cable is made possible by precision-engineered PTFE lamination technology. It provides multiple signals through an ultra-small shaft. The result, according to Junkosha, is a new generation of small, flexible and intelligent catheters.
Said Junkosha: “Single strand configurations are joined into a multi-filar assembly that can be utilized in electrophysiology catheters for applying pacing and recording protocols from inside the heart, ablation and balloon ablation catheters for atrial fibrillation as well as cardiac mapping. In addition, the multi-filar technique allows for easier assembly of the signal or power wires into the final medical device, making the manufacturing process simpler and more cost-effective.”
Junkosha is exhibiting at Booth #1115 at MD&M Minneapolis — which is taking place Oct. 23–24 in Minneapolis.