In most applications, a catheter is a thin, flexible tube used to diagnose or treat conditions deep within tissue that are not otherwise easily or safely reached. TE recognizes that size, control, and flexibility are key design aspects for interventional catheters. We can assist you in designing your catheter assemblies for disposable or reusable applications and manufacture it in our ISO 13485 clean room.
Size is critical in catheter design. TE's expertise in fine wire termination down to 0.004" pitch allows you to specify a high number of signal or energy-delivery channels in a small package.
TE's Altera line of medical-grade heat-shrink tubing can be used as an aid to delicate catheter assembly processes, such as laser welding balloon catheters, or as a structural element in catheter shaft design. Whether you use off-the-shelf or custom-formulated materials, TE’s expertise in compounding, expansion, and polymer crosslinking can provide you with the tubing to meet your specifications.
TE has precision molding capabilities that allow you to specify light, ergonomic control interfaces for your catheter device. We can perform custom overmolds and integrate custom switches, controls, and molded interconnect devices into the hand piece.
Balancing size, electrical performance and cost-effectiveness is the challenge with single-use connectors. TE goes beyond cost containment in the connector itself by looking at design for manufacturability and cost mitigation.
Many single-use systems utilize a reusable trunk cable as a bridge from the single-use device to the system. TE will use our expertise in high-performance reusable cable to help you link your catheter product to the interventional system.
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