Patrick McGowan

Catheter Shaft Design Considerations to Optimise Device Performance

by Patrick McGowan
Catheter shafts are a core component of medical devices designed for minimally invasive procedures. The main objective when designing a catheter shaft is to get the right balance of performance between the various functional requirements of the device. For example, getting the right balance of torque control, pushability, kink resistance, flexibility, compression resistance, etc. During the development process, engineers work through various design considerations to achieve the right performance balance and ensure the device is suitable for the application it is being designed for. Braid and Coil Reinforcement of Catheter Shafts Polymers are a crucial part of a catheter’s shaft,...