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Loma Vista Medical Inc.

Durable and precise dilatation balloon for TAVI

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

With the clinical literature documenting the structural failure rate of standard balloon catheters for balloon aortic valvuloplasty and transcatheter aortic valve implantation hovering between 10 and 17%, there is definitely a need for a more durable balloon to prevent puncturing or bursting. Loma Vista Medical Inc. thinks its recently launched TRUE Dilatation balloon meets the unique requirements of TAVI. It is made of high-strength bulletproof fibers (a composite of seven different materials/layers) that are more effective than any one material alone and are ideal to handle high-structural loads.

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