Innovation in Design
— Reinventing the Clip
The Resolution 360™ Clip is uniquely designed with a 32 wire overbraid on top of the existing legacy coil with 16 wires braided in each direction, allowing for equivalent, one to one response in both clockwise and counterclockwise rotation. Furthermore, the ingenuity of the braided catheter allows for both nurse/technician driven rotation at the handle grip interface and for physician controlled catheter rotation at the biopsy cap.
Dennis Hubbard, R&D technical team lead on the project explains “we realized early on that providing control at the biopsy cap allows the physician to instantly manipulate and position the clip where they want without the added step and time of directing the nurse or technician on rotation.” The Resolution 360 Clip is designed for control that enables procedural efficiency and accuracy.
It is not enough to assume you have the right product, therefore Boston Scientific conducted extensive customer testing throughout the development process. Early on, the company conducted a 2-day evaluation lab gathering feedback from over 70 physicians from around the world. In the end testing was conducted on over 350 prototypes by over 125 physicians, ensuring that the company formulated a clip that met the needs of the physician. “A highlight of the project was hearing physicians tell me: You just showed me something that I didn’t think could be achieved,” says Ryan.
For more information on the Resolution 360 Clip.
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