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Perfecting PFOA-FREE PTFE COATING ADHESION on Stainless Guidewires

New process provides PTFE adhesion after soaking in saline solutions

But that is what struck the guidewire industry last year after a voluntary recall – that the FDA classified as Class 1† – for stainless steel guidewires going back to April 2013. The problem was poor adhesion of an aqueous PFOA*-free PTFE coating that resulted in flakes of coating being dislodged from guidewires during in vitro procedures. According to the FDA, cardiac arrest can be caused by coating flakes that get lodged in the intravascular system.

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