Revolutionizing Healthcare Applications with Innovative Solutions for NdFeB Magnets

ProPlate® is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking advancement in manufacturing Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB) magnets. Our latest processing techniques for applying gold electroplating to NdFeB magnets, providing a biocompatible and hermetically sealed outer layer, enable a variety of medical device applications.

Since their development in the 1980s by General Motors and Hitachi, NdFeB magnets have been revolutionizing various industries with their powerful magnetic force. These magnets are crucial in creating strong permanent magnets from rare earth elements, and they are extensively used in information technology, including hard disc drives and mobile devices. Their ability to maintain high magnetic force with minimal material makes them indispensable in modern technology.

The new electroplating method not only enhances the biocompatibility of NdFeB magnets but also increases their suitability for direct contact with tissue and blood. This innovative approach opens up numerous device applications:

  1. Robotics: Our electroplated magnets are used in devices that steer catheters and guidewires robotically, enabling precise navigation through complex vascular structures. This represents a significant leap in endovascular surgeries, where traditional manufacturing constraints no longer limit the design of new devices.
  2. Cardiology: In heart-related applications, such as Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Devices and ECMO systems, our magnets facilitate blood pumping with minimal interference. The magnetic levitation of impellers reduces the risk of thrombus formation and minimizes shearing forces on blood cells, ensuring safer and more effective treatments.
  3. Gastrointestinal Applications: For patients suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), our electroplated magnets provide a flexible yet effective solution. The magnets ensure that the esophageal sphincter remains closed against gastric pressure but allows normal swallowing, significantly improving patient comfort and treatment efficacy.
  4. Orthodontics: In the field of orthodontics, our magnets are used to generate precise movements required for treatments such as tooth intrusion, molar distalization, and palatal expansion. Their strong push-pull forces can act through mucosa and bone, enhancing the scope and efficiency of orthodontic interventions.
  5. Surgical Precision: Electroplated magnets are crucial in fiducial markers for surgical site localization. Novel devices use these magnets to guide surgeons within a millimeter of their target, greatly enhancing surgical accuracy and outcomes.

Join us in embracing this cutting-edge technology that sets new standards in the medical device industry.

Together, we are paving the way for safer, more effective treatments that leverage the power of advanced magnetic technology.

If you would like to learn more about our innovative technologies, please reach out to our team of experts at sales@proplate.com. 

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