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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!

Another two of the most important measurements we test are the outside diameter of the catheter tip and the balloon. The catheter tip of the new Balloon Extractor is thinner and smoother than ever before, which means it will be much easier to insert into a nasal cavity. No Balloon Extractor will leave Mar-Med with a catheter tip diameter greater than 2.0mm (see bottom left image). Additionally, the balloon of the new Balloon Extractor will be more round and concentric than before. Each Balloon should measure across at nearly 10mm (see bottom right image).
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