The demand for an alternative material that is superior in performance to synthetic latex products and does not pose serious health risks to the end-user is enormous, says Gordon Brown, president of TechDevice Corporation.
TechDevice will use Yulex® latex for the development and manufacture of balloon catheters used for stone retrieval, vessel occlusion and thermodilution indications.
We are pleased to successfully conclude our product development efforts with TechDevice and move towards the commercial production of these critical medical devices, says Jeffrey Martin, CEO of Yulex Corporation. TechDevices expertise in prototyping and developing minimally invasive balloon technologies has made them a market leader.
Currently, synthetic rubber latex is the only alternative material available for catheters safe for latex allergy sufferers; however, such manmade materials cannot match the elasticity, tensile strength and durability of bio-based materials. Yulex® latex shares the same molecular composition as natural rubber latex, but without the proteins that cause latex allergy.
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