Coming in various shapes and sizes and providing superior visibility under fluoroscopy, medical marker bands are used in the medical industry to aid with guidance and placement of catheter devices during medical procedures. Along with the variety of shapes and sizes, various metals are used to manufacture marker bands.
Traditional medical marker bands are short, thin-walled tubes machined from Gold, Platinum, Tantalum, Iridium, or Tungsten. Marker bands are mechanically crimped or swaged onto the desired location of catheters. High costs are associated with machining marker bands from these pure metals and the additional labor involved in the installation processes.
ProPlate’s Vizi-Band® Technology is a high-performance, cost-effective alternative to traditionally manufactured marker bands. Rather than manufacturing marker bands using solely precious metals, Gold, Platinum, Tantalum, Iridium, or Tungsten, they can be manufactured using an inexpensive material such as stainless steel and be electroplated with Gold or Platinum to increase the visibility under fluoroscopy.
Vizi-Band® is not only a cost-effective alternative when manufacturing traditional medical marker bands but also an alternative to the physical component for specific applications. Throughout the years, the process of manufacturing and installing marker bands has improved, but the risk of dislodgement remains with traditional marker bands. With the risk in mind, ProPlate’s Vizi-Band® technology was further developed to eliminate the physical marker band entirely.
Learn more about ProPlate’s Vizi-Band® technology, a cost-effective alternative to traditional markers, and how it ultimately eliminates the risk of marker band dislodgement by atomically bonding the metals to the components and reducing the components’ dimensional profile.