Biotronik SE has patented a process for repositioning a drug-coated stent on a balloon catheter. The method involves gripping the stent with a contact element and a protection device to prevent damage while moving it in the axial direction to adjust its position on the balloon. GlobalData’s report on Biotronik SE gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Biotronik SE, Neuromodulation implants was a key innovation area identified from patents. Biotronik SE's grant share as of February 2024 was 50%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Process for repositioning a drug-coated stent on a balloon

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Biotronik SE & Co KG

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11890214B2) discloses a process for repositioning a drug-coated stent pre-crimped on a balloon of a balloon catheter. The process involves gripping the stent with at least one contact element and a protection device to prevent direct contact between the stent and the contact element. The stent is then moved in the axial direction with respect to the balloon to achieve repositioning.

Furthermore, the patent details various aspects of the process, including the movement of the contact element to reach behind the stent, the use of a protection device such as a film or a protective sheath to prevent damage to the stent during repositioning, and the monitoring of distances using sensors like cameras, capacitive sensors, or inductive sensors. The process also involves multiple contact elements and films for gripping the stent and ensuring precise repositioning. Overall, the patented process aims to provide a reliable and efficient method for repositioning drug-coated stents on balloon catheters, enhancing the effectiveness and safety of medical procedures involving such devices.

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