John Egan

Understanding the Makeup of Catheters Used in Interventional Radiology Procedures

by John Egan
Advances in catheter technologies have enabled new diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that continue to transform healthcare. These advances are led by innovations in catheter design that push the boundaries of materials science and introduce new technologies and capabilities. The standard makeup of a catheter is the starting point for developing any new catheter device. In this blog, we’ll look at the makeup of catheters used in interventional radiology procedures as well as typical performance characteristics. Catheter Applications in Interventional Radiology Procedures Angiography – where catheters deliver a contrast agent into blood vessels that can then be visualised using a variety...

An Introduction to Stent Delivery System Design Considerations

by John Egan
Stent delivery systems, particularly those that involve balloon catheters, have been used in a range of different medical procedures for many years. This doesn’t mean innovation in this area of medical device design has stopped. Quite the opposite, in fact, as new and highly innovative solutions continue to be developed. This includes stent delivery systems capable of delivering stents to the body’s most difficult-to-reach locations, including the brain. New innovations are also improving the performance of stent delivery systems in existing applications, while new technologies like robotics continue to push boundaries. When going through a stent delivery system design process,...