Development of next generation endovascular grafts (2012–2016)
This project aims to address the initial materials and manufacturing based technical challenges identified by William A. Cook Australia (Cook) in the development of new beta titanium alloy vascular stents for endovascular procedures. This will be achieved by addressing two key technical challenges:
1. Fabrication of sufficiently small diameter wire and tube to form into stents which may be compressed small enough in order to be deployed in the body through small vessel diameters.
2. Improve the essential radial force requirements in order to preserve vessel patency with fine wire and tube stents.
Queensland Government Smart Futures Research Partnerships Program