Expanding Endovascular Treatment Options
Shape Memory Medical Inc is developing novel peripheral vascular and neurovascular embolization devices based on an exciting new technology – Shape Memory Polymer (SMP) foams.
SMP foams are porous polymeric materials capable of changing from one shape to a second ‘memorized’ shape upon a change of environment. This means SMP foams can be created in a size and shape compatible with catheter delivery, but expand when inserted into a blood vessel.
Extensive preclinical work has demonstrated the potential of SMP foam-based devices and Shape Memory Medical is working toward products that will potentially offer interventionalists an exciting alternative to traditional embolization coils and plugs when treating patients with peripheral vascular and neurovascular disease states.