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A dilatation balloon and catheter for insertion into a bodily conduit. The catheter (10) includes shaft (12) and a dilatation balloon (24) at the distal end of the shaft. The balloon is inflated via a central lumen (14) in the shaft for delivery of a fluid inflation media. The balloon is fabricated from a combination of a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), preferably an engineering thermoplastic elastomer (ETE), with a non-compliant structural polymeric material. The combination may be a blend of the non-compliant structural polymer and the TPE. Alternatively, the combination may be a layered balloon having, for example, a non-compliant structural polymer inner layer and a soft, abrasion resistant, elastomeric outer layer. Methods for fabricating the balloon from the combination of a TPE and a non-compliant structural polymer are also disclosed.

Title
Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers
Application Number
130283
Publication Number
5797877
Application Date
May 24, 1996
Publication Date
August 25, 1998
Inventor
Ronald A Sahatjian
Lexington
MA, US
Bruce Hamilton
Lowell
MA, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
Assignee
Boston Scientific Corporation
MA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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