Medibrane functions as a contract manufacture specializing in customized medical implants, coatings and other device components intended for use in a wide range of MIS procedures.
Our team of material experts and product engineers will meet with you to plan the entire design and manufacture process. We learn about the intended use and the required product performance of your device, which affects such parameters as durability, flexibility, thickness, porosity, surface finish, lubricity, adhesion and others.
Special attention is given to carefully selecting the biomaterials - provided by top polymer suppliers – as well as the production technique suitable specifically to your application.
Covers for Self expandable stents
Medibrane manufactures a variety of covers for self-expandable metallic stents (cSEMS) and other types of vascular and non-vascular implantable components in medical devices intended for diagnostics, treatment and monitoring of various medical conditions.
The vast majority of cSEMS are used to prevent obstruction in tube-like parts of the bowel — namely the esophagus, duodenum, common bile duct and colon.
- Vascular applications
Medibrane manufactures biocompatible vascular stents used in vascular, peripheral or neurological surgical procedures.
- Non-vascular applications
Medibrane manufactures biocompatible non-vascular stents used in biliary, gastrointestinal or urological surgical procedures, including silicone-covered pyloric stents and duodenal stents.
The stents are coated with silicone which enables them to hold the sides of the duodenum open, allowing food and other substances to pass through the stomach. By using bio-resorbable polymers, patients are spared the unnecessary discomfort and expense involved in invasive follow-up procedures for removing the stent.
Covers for Embolic protection devices
Medibrane manufactures customized embolic protection devices (EPDs), including distal occlusion devices and filters, utilizing innovative materials with shape-memory properties, and baring an umbrella-like design.
These devices are intended for use in carotid stenting procedures, in order to capture and remove debris consisting of tissue or foreign material dislodged in blood vessels during interventional procedures, which can causes blockages of blood flow, resulting in severe complications.
Covers for Vascular occlusion devices
Medibrane manufactures customized vascular occlusion devices and plugs which are used for blocking blood vessels, for example, for treating aneurysms and hemorrhage, reducing blood flow to tumors, and other conditions.
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.