Minimally invasive surgery of the most lethal disease worldwide, coronary artery disease, benefits from better diagnostic tools during the treatment. With this in mind, a novel concept is introduced for intravascular ultrasound on a 360 μm diameter guidewire. The complex manufacture of this medical instrument, and other devices that require extreme miniaturization, will benefit from our previously presented Flex-to-Rigid assembly platform. However, currently the scalability of this technology is limited by etch-dependent effects. But with an innovation on the process flow presented here, the required smaller, well-defined, arbitrary shaped rigid islands with flexible interconnects between them were fabricated, therefore making it possible to manufacture this device.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||Eurosensors 2016: The 30th anniversary Eurosensors Conference - Budapest, Hungary|
Duration: 4 Sep 2016 → 7 Sep 2016
- Intravascular Ultrasound
- Platform Technology