Zeus this week added a flexible extruded PTFE catheter liner to its StreamLiner product portfolio.
With the addition, the company can extrude liners over-the-wire (OTW) in sizes comparable to film cast tubing. The StreamLiner OTW UT offers a normal wall thickness as low as 0.0004 in. with a tolerance of +/- 0.0002 in.
“StreamLiner OTW bridges the gap between film cast liners and free extruded liners by providing extremely thin walls, flexibility and strength. These features enable more catheter design options, which ultimately translates to better tractability, deliverability and overall performance – all without compromising patient safety,” senior product line manager Matt Allen said in a news release.
Zeus suggests that the StreamLiner OTW family of catheter liners can be used in applications such as occlusion balloon catheters, micro catheters, mechanical and aspiration thrombectomy catheters, intermediate catheters, guiding catheters with and without balloons and support catheters.
“Zeus continues to lead with its technological innovations in PTFE liners. Using a state-of-the-art process, our new StreamLiner OTW lineup opens the doors to new possibilities for catheter manufacturers. Currently, no other polymer solution provider can supply an extruded PTFE lier with comparable wall thickness, flexibility and strength. Zeus is the only company in the market capable of delivering flexible PTFE liners extruded over wire with the lowest wall thickness,” senior VP of global sales and marketing Bob Chaney said.