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At Medibrane we are committed to supporting our customers in fulfilling their vision. We view our customers as full partners and consider their success as our own, that is why we work according to strict regulations, tight deadlines, and budgetary constraints. We always walk the extra mile for our customers thereby supplying them with the …

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Covered stents

effect of encapsulation coatings on strength Abstract: Stents, that are covered with encapsulation coatings often present radial and/or longitudinal resistance owing to the polymer membrane that is formed between the struts. This concern is more pronounced with self-expanding braided stents and may reduce the handling properties during stent deployment or insertion of the stent into …

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Extractables and leachables in medical devices

A case study Abstract: Leachables are traces of chemicals that may be found in medical devices originating from raw materials and fabrication processes that may result in exposure to patients. Testing for leachable as well as extractables should be conducted so as to reduce risk and increase confidence before biocompatibility test results. This case study presents …

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Thermoplastic Polyurethane films resistance tests

A case study  Abstract Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) offer a variety of possibilities that meet the manufacturing challenges and performance in the general industry as well as the medical device industry. One of Medibrane’s customer is using TPUs as a shield during certain dental procedures. The manufacturing process involves heat, UV, and chemicals that may damage …

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Tie layer for hypotubes

A hypotube is a component in advanced minimally-invasive catheters used in the medical device industry. It is used for the deployment of self- or balloon-expandable medical devices implanted for short or long periods in various medical indications. A hypotube is a metal tube with micro-features along its length made from metal and usually bonded with …

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Polyurethane covers

Covered stents and scaffold-based medical applications are used to treat a variety of medical conditions in cardiology, gastroenterology, urology, Pulmonology, etc. The reasons for covering a medical device are vast and may vary from sealing and fluid redirection to preventing migration or atraumatic coating to prevent damage to tissue. Stents can be covered with porous …

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Covers with Selective Bonding

Covers with Selective Bonding  Stent-grafts and scaffold-based medical applications are used to treat a variety of medical conditions in cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, urology, pulmonology, etc. Many Medical devices require covering for a variety of clinical outcomes, such as; sealing, leak prevention, tissue ingrowth or tissue restriction, etc. At Medibrane, we use polymers that are clinically …

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Porous vs. Non-Porous Covers

Many medical applications require covering for a variety of clinical outcomes such as; leak prevention, tissue ingrowth of tissue restriction, managing blood flow, etc. Stent polymeric covers can be either porous or impermeable, depending on the biocompatible polymer and covering technology selected. Biocompatibility is defined as “the ability of a material to perform with an …

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ePTFE Covering

PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) is a linear polymer consisting of fluorine and carbon molecules. ePTFE is the expanded version of PTFE that is responsible for its microporous structure. Due to its high strength-to-weight ratio, biocompatibility, high thermal resistance, low friction, long term stability, chemically inert qualities, etc., ePTFE is most suitable for the medical device industry. ePTFE …

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