Patient-specific 3D Airway Stent

A stent as unique
as each patient it treats

Patient-specific 3D Airway Stents

Airway stents will never be the same.

Utilizing VisionAir's state of the art 3D-printing techniques combined with traditional medical-grade silicone, VisionAir 3D Stents are the next step in symptomatic central airway obstruction (CAO) treatment.  3D Stents preserve the characteristics of silicone that have benefitted patients for years with a tailored fit for each patient that is designed by the treating physician.

VisionAir 3D Stents combine a lower radial strength and improved fit over stock stents to reduce pressure points.  Improved fit translates to less frequent and severe stent-related complications such as granulation tissue formation, airway distortion, tissue necrosis, migration, and mucus accumulation.  The 3D Stents load and deploy easily with standard rigid bronchoscopy tools without the need for on-site modification of stock stents, leading to a shorter and more predictable procedure.

Standard of Care Stenting Practices

Modified stock stents

Current stenting practices rely on the use of linear stock stents that are configured in standardized shapes and sizes. To customize stock stents, physicians may resort to cutting and stitching stents together to modify the shape of a stent to fit an airway.

After 1 Month

Modified stock stent

Bronchoscopic image of the left main bronchus to the secondary carina with a “modified” silicone stent with extension sewn to the stent in the lower division. Note the severe granulation around the upper division where another stent had been but migrated out.

After 13 Months in Same Patient

VisionAir 3D Stent

VisionAir 3D Stent after 13 months of implantation in same patient as above. Note the reduced inflammation, granulation tissue, stent discoloration, and mucus with a fit that matches the left-main bronchus.

Standard of Care Stenting Practices

Modified stock stents

Current stenting practices rely on the use of linear stock stents that are configured in standardized shapes and sizes. To customize stock stents, physicians may resort to cutting and stitching stents together to modify the shape of a stent to fit an airway.

After 1 Month

Modified stock stent

Bronchoscopic image of the left main bronchus to the secondary carina with a “modified” silicone stent with extension sewn to the stent in the lower division. Note the severe granulation around the upper division where another stent had been but migrated out.

After 13 Months in Same Patient

VisionAir 3D Stent

VisionAir 3D Stent after 13 months of implantation in same patient as above. Note the reduced inflammation, granulation tissue, stent discoloration, and mucus with a fit that matches the left-main bronchus.

In-house Manufacturing & Order Processing

Design to Shipment in 3-5 Business Days

VisionAir 3D Stents are made-to-order utilizing 3D-printed molds that are injected with medical-grade silicone and delivered to your medical center in time for the procedure.  Through years of patient-specific device and process engineering, VisionAir Solutions accomplishes this fast turnaround through vertical integration of its software suite and manufacturing activities.