Venus Medtech Hangzhou has been granted a patent for a sheath designed to facilitate the retraction of a prosthetic implant. The sheath includes a tubular body with an expandable section that can transition between converged and flared configurations, improving the ease of implant removal. GlobalData’s report on Venus Medtech Hangzhou 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 Venus Medtech Hangzhou, Prosthetic cardiac valves was a key innovation area identified from patents. Venus Medtech Hangzhou's grant share as of February 2024 was 51%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Sheath for retracting prosthetic implant

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Venus Medtech Hangzhou Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11925557B1) discloses a sheath designed to aid in the retraction of a prosthetic implant. The sheath comprises a tubular body with expandable sections that can transition between a converged configuration and a flared configuration. The expandable section includes a primary expandable area with first expandable pieces and a secondary expandable area with second expandable pieces arranged in a specific manner. In the flared configuration, the secondary expandable area has a greater flare angle compared to the primary expandable area, enhancing the retraction process.

Furthermore, the patent details the construction of the sheath, including the design of the expandable pieces, hollow areas within the expandable section, and the incorporation of a metal reinforcement layer. The sheath is part of a delivery system that includes a catheter assembly and a control handle for precise control during the retraction process. The innovative design of the sheath aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of retracting prosthetic implants, offering a potential solution to challenges in the field of medical procedures involving such implants.

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