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Pitfalls & Opportunity: Laser-Cut Tubes for Delivery Systems That Perform

Todd Dickson  (President, Lumenous Device Technologies)

Location: Design Dome, Booth 455

Date: Tuesday, February 11

Time: 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Track: Design Dome

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Got a challenging delivery problem? Catheters, laparoscopes, endoscopes, intramedullary access, and other delivery systems have to perform the near-impossible with impeccable reliability. Laser-cut support structures are meeting the performance and cost challenges across the spectrum from fine hypotubes to large-bore -- while carrying a myriad of payloads. The palette of design constraints and degrees of freedom can mean business. Or trouble. Sort out the opportunities from the pitfalls to be found in materials, pattern selection, pattern design process, and the interface with other components.