A Thin Film Nitinol Neurovascular Covered Stent For Small Vessel Aneurysms

UCLA researchers in the Department of Pediatrics fabricated a small and thin film (4-10µm) flexible stent to treat aneurysms in small blood vessels. The stent is made of a biocompatible and durable nickel titanium alloy (nitinol) patterned using v…

UCLA researchers in the Department of Pediatrics fabricated a small and thin film (4-10µm) flexible stent to treat aneurysms in small blood vessels. The stent is made of a biocompatible and durable nickel-titanium alloy (nitinol) patterned using various etching patterns to give the stent high flexibility. The material has shape memory properties, making it adaptable to reach and treat aneurysms that are in small vessels. The developed stent is also compressible, for delivery using small diameter catheters, and can self-expand to cover the inner surface of the blood vessel into which it is deployed.

Abstract

UCLA researchers in the Department of Pediatrics have developed a thin and flexible stent that can be implanted in small vessels in the neurovascular system.

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Advantages

  • Flexible and thin material
  • Biocompatible and durable
  • Shape memory

Potential Applications

  • Aneurysm treatment in narrow blood vessels
    • brain, children, etc.
  • Blood flow restoration in the vascular system
  • Versatile material for body implants
  • Vascular implant

Contact Information

Name: UCLA Technology Development Group

Email: ncd@tdg.ucla.edu

Phone: 310.794.0558