A Netherlands based worldwide operating medical device producer is looking for a new material, alloy or component for the replacement of Nitinol hypo tube within a catheter application. The requested solution should be inexpensive and must meet strict medical requirements.
The goal is to achieve a price reduction versus Nitinol while maintaining close to Nitinols performance (interested in elastic modulus, percent elongation, and yield strength; no need for shape memory). The alternative hypo tube could be made from any other suitable alloy, a new material (alloy), a combination of materials (multilayers), and/or a combination of innovative processing steps, for example grainsize reduction.
The company would expect the stage of the technology to be at or beyond proof of feasibility and preferably already be proven in commercial applications, not necessary medical. Therefore the company is looking for SMEs or technical research groups experienced in the field of the development of hypo tubes and/or new material and alloys. The company envisions a license agreement or a technical cooperation agreement.
If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please click here to email, Mike Brown and quote reference number TRNL20180625002.