Bio-absorbable implants, stents and covers

Medibrane has invested heavily in cutting-edge equipment and an advanced lab facility which specializes in the manufacture of bio-absorbable polymeric implants.

Medibrane manufactures customized bio-absorbable stents and stent covers, including both the base structure designed in a geometry according to the functionality it fills, as well as the covers which prevent tissue growth in the stent or blocks the blood flow. The base structure and the cover each comprise different polymeric materials with mechanical properties.

The advantage of using bio-absorbable polymers is that patients are spared the unnecessary discomfort and expense involved in invasive follow-up procedures for removing the stent.

After the stent has been implanted in the body, the polymer degradation process of these bio-absorbable stents can monitored by utilizing various technologies to assessing the absorption rate. This is done by comparing tissue to pre-implantation values, measuring dimensional changes, and quantifying compositional changes over time.

The customer provides us with the required geometry of the stent’s shape, and we produce the stent and coating accordingly. We have the capability to produce long shapes suitable for peripheral applications and tortuous anatomy, such as intertwined veins, which require highly-flexible structures with high radial strength.

We offer a variety of both braided stents and laser-cut stents, applied for non-vascular applications, and tailored to each specific indication, accommodating such criteria as degradation time, radial strength and wall thickness.