One of the very first stent designs I worked on was the transrenal stent for TeraMED’s Ariba bifurcated graft system. This was an early generation Nitinol AAA stent system made from superelastic tubing. What was remarkable about this product was the high level of integrity that TeraMED insisted on from everyone involved in the design and development.
I’ll never forget how the product champion described the level of rigor that TeraMED required – “Would you put this in your grandmother?” I have worked with only a few companies that even compare to how eager TeraMED was to insure the safety and efficacy of their product. It is fair to say that my high standards in the field of engineering medical devices got a great head start through my involvement with this product.