Find your optimal catheter shaft design faster and more cost effectively with our SimShaft™ design simulation service. Our experienced engineers use specialized software to analyze your design and simulate catheter shaft performance characteristics. The result is a report with recommended shaft designs—earlier in the design process.
Whether you're developing a steerable device, catheter, or sheath, the Versatility handle platform can help you shave months off your product development timeline, at a fraction of the cost of conventional development. Work with Nordson MEDICAL to create a semicustom prototype using the Versatility handle, or order a Versatility handle kit from our online store and design a steerable sheath.
Time and Cost Comparison
Based on an actual case study, this chart compares time and cost of developing a high-fidelity steerable sheath prototype using a) conventional development methods and b) development using the Versatility handle. Leveraging the Versatility handle and Nordson MEDICAL's advanced components shaved 9 weeks off the schedule for achieving a critical development milestone and saved 50% of costs.
Conventional Development Device development without Versatility handle: Minimum of 11 weeks and $87K
Generate dedicated handle design
Order and receive 1st round rapid prototypes (SLA)
Test handle components and iterate design
Order and receive 2nd round rapid prototypes (SLA)
Test handle components & finalize molded design
Cut soft molds and receive 1st shots
Build and evaluate
Development leveraging Versatility™ handle* <2 weeks and 50% of cost
Evaluate design compatibility
Place order online
Build and evaluate
Development Milestone: High-fidelity prototype with proven molded handle
*Costs include braided shaft development by Nordson MEDICAL. Development times and costs may vary based on application.
0-24 Fr with shaft built to your specifications, including custom reinforced shafts
1 or 2 motions: choose from articulation, translation, or rotation
Available in as little as 2 weeks
* Assembly required. Kit includes handle components only. Shaft and other components available separately.
Design Your Own Steerable Sheath
Nordson MEDICAL can work with you to design and develop a shaft and fully assembled steerable sheath prototype using the Versatility handle platform or your custom specifications. Please fill out this form to describe your needs, and a Nordson MEDICAL team member will contact you promptly.