In our last blog we announced the recent enhancements to our Balloon Extractor nasal foreign body removal device. In this blog we want to show you.
The Balloon Extractor 2.0 – Balloon Strength Testing
Before any of the new Balloon Extractors are sold, they go through rigorous testing at Mar-Med. One destructive test measures the adhesion of the balloon to the catheter. We pull the inflated balloon through a small funnel until it breaks. Our force gauge measures the force applied at break and must exceed 500 grams to pass. In the video at right, like in many cases, the balloon squeezed through the small hole and never broke after over 1700 grams of force was applied. That should definitely get the pea out of little Johnny’s nose!