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A medical device, at least a portion of which is composed of a polymeric material in which the polymeric material is a melt blend product of at least two different thermoplastic polymers, one of the thermoplastic polymers being a thermoplastic liquid crystal polymer (LCP) having a melting point of less than 250° C. The portion of the device made from the melt blend may be a catheter body segment or a balloon for a catheter. The LCP blends suitably also include a non-LCP base polymer having a melting point in the range of about 140° C. to about 265° C.

Title
Medical devices made from polymer blends containing low melting temperature liquid crystal polymers
Application Number
9/257677
Publication Number
6284333 (B1)
Application Date
February 25, 1999
Publication Date
September 4, 2001
Inventor
Jianhua Chen
Plymouth
MN, US
Lixiao Wang
Maple Grove
MN, US
Agent
Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus
US
Assignee
Scimed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
B29D 22/02
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