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Gold and Platinum Benefits for Catheter Applications

Catheters are vital tools in modern medicine, enabling healthcare professionals to perform various diagnostic and interventional procedures. Among the crucial factors contributing to the effectiveness of catheters are radiopacity and electrical conductivity. This technical article explores the exceptional properties of gold and platinum in achieving both radiopacity and electrical conductivity in catheter design. Radiopacity with …

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Platinum Capabilities

Platinum is primarily used in jewelry, but its application in the medical field, dental, and electronic components are vast. Platinum has very similar qualities to Gold at almost half the cost. As of recent, Gold is about $1,890.90 an ounce, and Platinum is about $1,043.10 per ounce. Currently, ProPlate’s has Platinum capabilities for smaller parts …

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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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