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PRODUCT SOLUTIONS: CARDIOVASCULAR & STRUCTURAL HEART
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Coronary
Guidewires
Angiographic /
Diagnostic Catheters
Guiding
Catheters
Support &
Crossing Catheters
Device
Delivery Systems
Electrical & Optical
Mechanical Devices
Heart Clinical Applications

Lake Region Medical utilizes a unique blend of clinical, engineering and manufacturing expertise to provide customer partners with innovative access, delivery and retrieval device solutions designed to enhance leading cardiovascular and structural heart therapies including:

  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
  • Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty (BAV)
  • Left Atrial Appendage (LAA)
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)

 

Product Focus

A myriad of proprietary wire and catheter-based capabilities and technologies support the development of a broad array of access, delivery and retrieval device solutions.  Lake Region Medical’s key device competencies and related capabilities include:

Interventional Guidewire

Coronary Guidewires
Coronary guidewires are steerable guidewires used to gain vessel access and deliver devices during percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs).  Guidewire offerings range from frontline “workhorse” to more specialty designs.  These guidewires are available in a variety of design types including spring and polymer covered tips with a wide range of performance enhancing technologies.

Key Capabilities & Technologies

  • Highly lubricious / durable coatings (pre-coat PTFE, hydrophilic, silicone, etc.)
  • High torque transmission core technologies
  • Radiopaque polymer jacketing
  • Intermediate joint elimination
  • Precision joining (dissimilar metals, gluing, laser welding, soldering, coil wire draw down, etc.) 
  • Docking / Extension systems

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Angiographic / Diagnostic Catheters

Angiographic / Diagnostic Catheters
Angiographic catheters serve as the main conduit for delivering contrast, fluids and taking pressure measurements during procedures requiring visualization of the vasculature.  Catheters designs are available in a range of tip shapes and include soft tips to reduce vessel trauma during vessel selection and contrast delivery.     

Key Capabilities & Technologies

  • Highly lubricious / durable coatings
  • Single-lumen, multi-lumen, bump, and pressure extrusion
  • Multiple technologies for varying shaft flexibility
  • Coil and braid reinforced shafts
  • Customizable luers
  • Tungsten layering at tip (for radiopacity)

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Crossing Catheter

Guiding Catheters
The guiding catheter is a large-lumen catheter used to guide and deliver devices to the anatomy where the intervention is to be performed.  Guiding catheters are designed to maximize lumen size for device delivery while providing excellent back-up support, torque and a progressively compliant, soft distal tip.

Key Capabilities & Technologies

  • Highly lubricious / durable coatings
  • Single-lumen, multi-lumen, bump, and pressure extrusion
  • Multiple technologies for varying shaft flexibility
  • Customizable luers
  • Coil and braid reinforced shafts

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Crossing Catheter

Support & Crossing Catheters
Support and crossing catheters are designed to facilitate crossing of difficult lesions and chronic total occlusions.  They often incorporate tapered tips to decrease the distal profile for easier lesion crossing.  The enhanced crossing characteristics of these devices are driven by design and technologies focused on delivering improved guidewire support, device delivery and crossing. 

Key Capabilities & Technologies

  • Coil and braid reinforced shafts
  • Multiple technologies for varying shaft flexibility
    • Single-lumen, multi-lumen, bump, and pressure extrusion
  • Customizable luers with limited tooling needed
  • Extruded and filmcast lubricious thin wall liners (PTFE, PFA, ETFE, Polyimide)
  • Hydrophobic inner diameters to reduce friction with guidewires

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Interventional Guidewire

Device Delivery Systems
Delivery systems are comprised of both wires and catheters which are often a prelude to successful therapy.  Examples of therapeutic devices in this area include stents, valves, crossing devices and embolic protection devices.  The effectiveness of these therapies often depends on the interfacing delivery systems used in conjunction with these devices. 

Key Capabilities & Technologies

  • Stent loading, kit packing and sterilization
  • Single-lumen, multi-lumen, bump, and pressure extrusion
  • Coil and braid reinforced shafts
  • Precision joining (dissimilar metals, gluing, etc.)
  • Mechanical and industrial handle design
  • Stent loading, kit packing and sterilization

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Energy-Based Device

Electrical & Optical Mechanical Devices
Energy-based devices are unveiling a new paradigm in diagnosing and treating cardiovascular related disease states.  More than ever before guidewires and catheters are tasked with not only providing conventional access and delivery functionality, but also supporting emerging energy-based technologies used across a myriad of modalities including imaging, pressure / flow measurement and plaque identification to mention a few.  Guidewire and catheter based devices in this area require innovative clinical solutions paired with exacting technical capabilities.

Key Capabilities & Technologies

  • Mechanical delivery platforms (spiral core, cut tubing, spline wire, torque cables)
  • Joining / connections (laser welding, wire wrapping, fine wire joining, proximal ring connectors)
  • Coatings / coverings (dielectric, isolative, hydrophilic)
  • Novel sensor and connector attachment
  • Automated ring on wire attachment
  • Electromagnetic sensor integration
  • Electrical and fatigue testing

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