Top Catheter and Medical Device Design and Development Blogs of 2021

We regularly publish blogs, case studies, and other articles on our Knowledge Hub covering various catheter and medical device design topics. Here is a collection of the top blogs of 2021.

Catheter Design and Development – Key Considerations to Get Your Product to Market

In this blog, Arrotek’s Richard McLoughlin explains the key considerations when designing and developing a new catheter device. This includes everything from the intended use of the catheter to performance considerations to the makeup of the various layers in a reinforced catheter.

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An Overview of Steerable and Deflectable Catheter Design

Steerable and deflectable catheters are designed to navigate through complex and tortuous vasculatures to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with a range of conditions. In this blog, we explain the main elements involved in designing and developing a new steerable/deflectable catheter device.

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An Overview of Multi-Lumen Catheter Design

Multi-lumen catheters are used for several different applications, including highly complicated procedures. Advances in the design of multi-lumen catheters are also opening up new treatment and diagnosis possibilities. In this blog, we look at the multi-lumen catheter design process.

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Catheter Design Capabilities

At Arrotek, we have extensive experience and industry-leading capabilities in the design and development of catheter devices and advanced catheter technologies. In this blog, we give an overview of our capabilities, from tubing to materials to emerging technologies to components.

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Case Study: Advanced Mechanical Circulatory Support Technologies for High-Risk Coronary Interventions

This case study gives an overview of the work we did developing mechanical circulatory support technologies with low-profile sheaths to minimise access site trauma during high-risk PCI procedures.

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Human Factors Engineering Process Overview

Human factors engineering is primarily about anticipating potential user errors and adjusting the product’s design to reduce the risk of those errors from occurring. In this blog, we give an overview of the human factors engineering process when designing a new medical device.

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What is an FDA 510(k) Submission?

If you have an idea for a new medical device and want to sell that product in the US, you will need approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Many of the products submitted to the FDA for clearance use the 510(k) regulatory approval process. Find out more on our blog.

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