When designing catheters—PTCA, angioplasty, guidewires, guide catheters, stent delivery or neurology—material selection is of the utmost importance to achieve optimal performance for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.


Choosing a material that meets the biocompatibility, sterilization, and chemical resistance needs can be challenging. Not to mention the requirements to be easily processed, easily compounded, while offering low hysteresis and kink resistance to provide the practitioner excellent control over the catheter, to effectively perform the surgery.