HyperFlexTM Tubing has a tight bend radius and is self expanding.   The inner spine is made from a thin foil of high stength stainless steel or Nitinol that is encapsulated inside and out with ePTFE.

A new facility has recently been purchased for the production of ePTFE medical components. The property is located approximately 20 miles south of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

  Tough and stiff yet flexible ePTFE-PTFE composite can be laser machined or razor carved to form inert medical components.plus  

Phillips Scientific has the capability of manufacturing ePTFE suture thread as well as tipping and attaching the thread to eyeless needles. 

The  Nitinol wire stent (below) was fabricated for encapsulation with ePTFE (above).   The superelastic properties of Nitinol allow the tube to be collapsed into a small diameter guide tube.