Cleans Interior and Exterior of Capillary Tubes to Improve Flow of Fluid
This cleaning device for tubing used in stents, other medical devices, and flexible piping systems allows internal and external cleaning of capillary tubes to improve the flow of fluid. The worldwide market for stents, which are mesh tubes used to hold open arteries, is expected to grow to about $10.6 billion in 2019. The manufacturing process for the capillary tubes used in stents sometimes leaves behind imperfections in the tube walls that can impede the flow of fluid. A new finishing device developed by a University of Florida researcher can smooth the tube surface, making it more efficient.
ApplicationDevice for finishing and cleaning capillary tubes for stents, other medical devices, and flexible piping systems
- Provides a unique competitive advantage by deburring metal residue inside tubes, minimizing problems associated with flow
- Applies to other medical tubes and flexible piping systems, serving multiple markets