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Catalog Number 10.0008.015
Title Ultra Thin Walled Nitinol Wire Reinforced Endotracheal Tubing
Description Nitinol wire in spiral with a silicone coating in tube form. Masking tape with "....ok 5-1-81"
Object Name Tube, Endotracheal
Date 1981
Collection Theodor Kolobow Collection
Accession number 10.0008
Caption Nitinol Tube
Catalog date 2010-12-03
Catalog type History
Provenance Invented by Dr. Theodor Kolobow, NHLBI. From patent 5,722,395, dated March 3, 1998: "An ultra thin walled wire reinforced endotracheal tubing includes a thin walled tubing comprising a polymeric material having a spring material incorporated therewith...results in a significant decrease in resistance to air flow through the endotracheal tubing." Dr. Kolobow also patented the apparatus for making the tubing in patent 5,785,998, dated July 28, 1998. He spent much of his career searching for ways to increase the effectiveness of ventilation of patients while reducing infection.
Number of images 1
Updated 2017-03-29
Condition Good
Organizations NIH; NHLBI, Laboratory of Technical Development
Buildings Building 10 ("CC" Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center)
Building 14, Wing E
NIH Property # none
Old NIH Property # none
Serial # none
People Kolobow, Theodor