Richard McLoughlin

Catheter Design Capabilities

by Richard McLoughlin
At Arrotek, we have significant experience in catheter design, particularly in the development of advanced catheter technologies. This includes atraumatic catheters with ultra-thin walls as low as 0.1mm (0.004"). The projects we regularly work on involve the development of catheters with intended usage applications that require the ability to navigate small and complex vasculatures to access difficult to reach parts of the body, such as in high-risk neuro and coronary interventions. We also have experience in the design of large-bore catheters, including multi-functional devices, that deliver high levels of performance. Examples include catheters designed for the delivery of innovative therapies...

6 Tips to Protect Your Intellectual Property When Outsourcing Medical Device Design

by Richard McLoughlin
Intellectual property (IP) is a high priority consideration when designing a new medical device. If you are outsourcing all or part of the development to a third-party contractor, it's even more important to take steps to ensure your IP is protected. There are many reasons for this, but one of the most important is that third-party contractors are treated differently to employees of your organisation. In most jurisdictions, your organisation owns the IP of any work that an employee does. This doesn't apply to work done by a third-party contractor, however. Therefore, it is absolutely critical that IP issues are...

Catheter Design and Development – Key Considerations to Get Your Product to Market

by Richard McLoughlin
Effective catheter design and development are essential to successfully bring your idea for a new device to market. From the earliest stages of concept development through to scaled-up manufacturing, it is a complex process with a range of considerations and potential challenges that can impact success. However, with the right approach and expertise, there are also opportunities in a range of areas, from getting the design right early in the process to minimising manufacturing costs to getting your product to market in the shortest possible timeframe. Headline Considerations The intended use of your new catheter device – it is important...