S.S. White Technologies Provides Custom Flexible Shaft for Medtronic EVAR Device
St. Petersburg, FL –,S.S. White technologies, the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of flexible shafts, announces a custom S.S. White flexible shaft drives a new Medtronic device for Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR). Central to the innovative Heli-FX™ EndoAnchor™ System, the S.S. White shaft maneuvers and installs a staple to secure endografts in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (TAA) cases.
Flexible shafts transmit rotary motion much like a solid shaft, but can be curved over, under, and around areas in ways a solid shaft cannot. This allows the minimally invasive Medtronic applicator system to position the proximal and distal ends of an implant (an anchor) within a blood vessel and to deploy the spiral anchor into the vascular wall.
S.S. White designs flexible shaft solutions for specific applications with expertise and experience. “S.S. White is an industry leader in understanding the customer requirement, and then translating that into the actual construction of the shaft,” says Mohan Krishnan, PhD, Senior Engineering Director, Supply Management at Medtronic Cardiac and Vascular Group. The Heli-FX™ EndoAnchor™ System shaft design includes laser-welded fittings for a reduced diameter.
Flexible shafts are commonly used in surgical applications, especially in surgical power tools and tools used in minimally invasive procedures. In addition to AAA and TAA endograft anchoring, S.S. White provides highly flexible shafts for hand held screw drivers, heart valve repair, laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical equipment, and robotic assisted surgery technology such as the Da Vinci surgical system,as well as for other medical applications.
About S.S. White Technologies
S.S. White Technologies is a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and testing of a variety of flexible shaft products for aerospace, medical, industrial and automotive markets. The majority of commercial and military aircraft platforms in the air today contain at least one S.S. White Technologies flexible rotary shaft, and more than one-half of US manufactured cars and second tier global automotive suppliers rely on S.S. White flexible rotary shafts. The company currently has design, engineering and manufacturing facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom, and manufacturing facilities in India. For more information, visit www.sswhite.net/