The field of interventional neuroradiology involves the use of minimally invasive approaches including the use of micro-catheters to treat a wide variety of diseases of the brain, head, neck, and spine. Many of these conditions are illnesses relating to the cardiovascular system including acute stroke, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous carotid fistulas, atherosclerotic stenosis, and vasospasm.
Medical device applications in this area include:
- Neurointerventional Transluminal Angioplasty
- Pressure Monitoring Devices
- Micro-catheters for Drug Delivery
- Embolic Removal Systems
- Neuro-ablation Devices
- Drainage Tubes
The availability of minimally invasive technologies offer many benefits to patients including reduced cost, risk, pain, and recovery time. Improvements in catheter materials, design, and construction has brought innovative solutions to the space.
Biomerics engineered polymers and extrusion capabilities provide engineers with a distinctive set of materials and manufacturing capabilities for these challenging applications. Biomerics' solutions in this area include radiopacificiers, thin wall tubing, micro-extrusions, polyimide tubing, device assembly, multi-lumen, biopolymers, and co-extrusions.