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Medical Marker Bands

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, …

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Vizi-Band®- A Radiopaque Marker Band Alternative

Vizi-Band® Innovation Radiopacity is an essential property for most stents. Visibility of the stent, using angiographic or radiographic imaging, is critical for accurate stent placement and stent expansion. Stent visibility is also crucial for follow-ups and retreatment. Vizi-Band® is a innovative solution to improve radiopacity in medical devices and be a cost saving alternative to …

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Stent Manufacturing Process

The stent manufacturing process differs for stents based on several factors. To ensure the appropriate manufacturing method is chosen, the final application of the stent is taken into consideration. Other factors determining the stent manufacturing process include stent material, form, fabrication, geometry, and additions. Stent Materials For a material to be utilized in the manufacturing …

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medical device electroplating

Electroplating in the Medical Device Industry: Surface Treatment

Current Trends Medical device manufacturers (MDMs) are especially interested in hydrophilic, antimicrobial, and drug-eluting coatings for the cardiovascular and orthopedic markets. Advances in medical technologies, including imaging equipment, ultrasonic and other sensor-based tools, and delivery systems for medicines, all require specialized coatings. In particular, thin-film coatings that enhance electrical properties such as impedance and charge …

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Gold & Platinum Ring-Electrodes Electroplating

Gold & Platinum Ring-Electrodes Electroplating Catheter Electrodes There are several different broad categories of electrodes used in catheter assemblies; ring electrodes, electrode pads, probes, cores and wires. Traditionally catheter manufacturers and OEM’s implement platinum-iridium (Pt/Ir) or stainless-steel electrode components, through laser micro-machining, crimping, coiling or swaging onto industry standard nitinol, tungsten, MP35N, or stainless-steel base …

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ProPlate® Attends MD&M-Minneapolis 2019

ProPlate® Attends MD&M-Minneapolis 2019 ProPlate® is excited to announce we will be attending MD&M 2019 in Minneapolis! As stated on the MD&M website. “MD&M is designed for med-tech engineers and innovators who need to solve tricky challenges in the industry. Come discover how solutions in sustainable plastics, smart packaging, biocompatible materials, 3D printing, and IIoT …

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Meta-Poly® Featured in MPO

ProPlate’s Meta-Poly® innovation is featured in the latest MPO article: “Beyond the Surface: Examining Coatings and Surface Treatment Options” Novel Polymer Metallization Technology Offers Unique Capabilities to Catheter-Based Applications​Advancements in coatings technologies enable greater benefits to manufacturers for their devices.   Ross Peterson • Vice President, Business Development, ProPlate®Craig Ingalls • President and CEO, ProPlate® …

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ProPlate® Exhibiting: BIOMEDevice 2018

ProPlate® Exhibiting: BIOMEDevice 2018 San Jose “BIOMEDevice San Jose offers an expansive showcase of cutting-edge technologies, contract services, and educational content – spanning an array of topics from digital health to minimally invasive devices, to surgical robotics – while offering a full spectrum of practical solutions to today’s engineering challenges. Meet industry experts, make new connections, and see …

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Qmed Article Feature

Qmed Article Feature ProPlate® Technology Featured in Qmed Article: “Could a Metal-Coating Process Help Both Manufacturers and Doctors?” Fusing metal braids at their cross-sections on catheters offers a number of potential benefits.     Above: Various techniques from ProPlate®.   ProPlate®, a provider of engineered metal coatings for medical device applications, will be highlighting its …

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