Stents and cardiac valves are vascular implants manufactured from a laser cut tube. Technical and quality requirements on the tube are extremely demanding.
The quality of our implant tubing enables us to supply the worlds largest stent producers. Minitubes offers a unique quality, specific to stents, in several alloys such as 316LVM and cobalt alloys.
Stent designers face difficult challenges. At Minitubes, we have succeeded in understanding them in depth, in order to offer a tubing quality that meets the highest demands:
• a choice of alloys for both balloon inflatable and self-expendable designs. • an extreme selectivity in raw materials for biocompatibility and micro/macro material homogeneity. • seamless tube for improved fatigue resistance. • new limits in dimensional accuracy on Outer Diameter and Wall Thickness for improved laser cutting and struts dimensions consistency. • very smooth ID and OD for optimized electropolishing and subsequent coating. • controlled mechanical properties for controlled physical behavior and minimized recoil. • optimized grain size to compromise between fatigue resistance and electropolishing performance. • controlled straightness for accurate laser cutting. • proven inspection methods (high-end instruments, adequate sampling, statistical analysis…) for reliable characterization and improved yield of customers production. • full certification for easy customers device registration.
Our team is available to assist you in your device development and material selection with technical expertise and large inventory of stock items.
Product category: Other surgical instruments and products
• Surgical implants, stents and cardiac valves, angioplasty and embolism protection catheters, cardiac électrodes. • In Vitro Diagnostic probes : with our unique experience and control of tube surface finish we can solve problems of contamination, heating, level sensing, septum piercing, etc. • Endoscopes, the use of remarkable materials optimizes the properties: Cobalt alloys for stiff endoscopes. • Surgical instruments: special needles, resection electrodes, trocart.
Custom precision metal tubing and fabricated tubular components for medical applications.
Over 100 alloys, Ø from 0.10 to 30 mm. Thin walls, minute tolerances and smooth finishes.
Leader manufacturer of IVD pipetting probes, we bring solutions to many diagnostic issues in offering: fully integrated tube production to control key parameters; the smoothest finish, even inside the smallest probe tip, a key to contamination problems; various tip geometries; assembling and surface control techniques.