Multi-lumen Catheter

A multi-lumen catheter is a medical device that has multiple independent flow channels (lumens), each capable of independently performing fluid delivery or other functions. This design allows a single catheter to perform multiple tasks simultaneously without the need to insert multiple single-lumen catheters, thereby reducing patient discomfort and risk of infection.

Multi-lumen catheters are used in a wide variety of applications, especially in clinical healthcare settings, such as:

– Central venous catheters: used for the simultaneous infusion of medications, fluids, and blood products, as well as for monitoring central venous pressure.
– Urinary catheters: Multiple chambers can be used to drain urine while injecting medications or flushing the urethra.
– Respiratory Catheter: Used in mechanical ventilation to provide oxygen and expired gas to the patient at the same time.
– Gastrointestinal catheters: Used for the delivery of nutritional fluids while extracting gastrointestinal contents.

The manufacture of multi-lumen catheters requires a high degree of precision, as each chamber must be kept tightly closed to prevent cross-contamination. In addition, the materials used for the catheter usually need to be well biocompatible, appropriately flexible and mechanically strong to ensure safety and comfort during use. Some multi-lumen catheters will also be designed to allow the introduction of probes, electrodes or other medical devices through the catheter.

Send us your ideas and we’ll get in touch with you within 24H!

Share this post!

Request A Quote