CATHETER DILATION ELEMENT WITHOUT FOLDED BALLOON
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This is a proposal to investigate a novel
dilation device that does not contain a folded balloon element. Dilation
devices are widely used in the medical profession, usually as a component part
of a catheter. Such catheters are usually referred to as balloon catheters.
Balloon catheters are constructed by folding a deflated balloon around a
catheter shaft. Our new device eliminates the folded balloon wrapped about a
catheter. The device is suitable for use as the expansive element in
angioplasty and other catheters. The device consists of a thin wall segment in
a catheter whose outer diameter matches the outer diameter of the catheter. The
thin wall segment expands upon the application of pressure to the interior of
the catheter. Due to its low profile, it has the potential to reduce the size
of currently available balloon catheters thereby extended the applicability of
angioplasty to situations currently reserved for by-pass surgery.
PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION:
Coronary angioplasty, neurological angioplasty, periferal angioplasty, stent delivery system,
dilation of non arterial lumens such as biliary or kidney related.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Principal Investigator:Alan M. Zamore
600 D RTE 45 CHESTNUT RIDGE, NY 10977
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