Issue 96 | Fall 2023

The Use of Parylene-Coated Mandrels in the Balloon Catheter Manufacturing Process

The reliable manufacture of balloon catheters is a key process behind a number of critical medical treatments that include balloon angioplasty, stent and drug delivery, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, atherectomy, renal denervation and laser balloon angioplasty, among others. These minimally-invasive procedures have greatly improved quality of life, increased patient safety and recovery times, and lowered treatment costs.