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The present invention provides improved medical introducer devices which incorporate a single or multi-layer PTFE peelable sheath. Devices of the present invention are suitable for use in inserting an ancilliary medical device, e.g., a catheter, guide wire and the like, into a patient. Methods of the present invention also are disclosed which employ a precision sintering process in order to produce sheaths having excellent tear properties and optimal peelability.

Title
Peelable PTFE sheaths and methods for manufacture of same
Application Number
10/153435
Publication Number
6663595 (B2)
Application Date
May 21, 2002
Publication Date
December 16, 2003
Inventor
Dean David Dinsmore
New Ipswich
NH, US
Peter Dwight Spohn
Brookline
NH, US
Agent
Edwards & Angell
US
Agent
Christine C O&apos Day
US
Peter F Coreless
US
Assignee
TFX Medical
NH, US
IPC
A61M 5/178
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