The Surface Engineers

Cardiovascular Devices

Cardiovascular implant devices include pacemakers, coronary stents, heart valves, annuloplasty rings and guiding wires. Each of these life sustaining components has specific surface property requirements and is, among other materials, typically made of titanium, CoCr or steel alloys.

Medthin™ 43 ADLC, a dense carbon based coating with very low friction properties, high hardness and high ductility, is ideal for coating of instruments and implantable components that require hemo-compatibility and a barrier for ion release.

The low friction Medthin™ 43 ADLC facilitates insertion of catheters through excellent sliding properties of the coated guiding wires. It is also applied onto complex components for cardiac valves and coronary and arterial repair.

  • Hemo-compatibility
  • Low friction
  • Ion release reduction

Antonio Santana

Segment Head Medical
Phone: +41 62 287 86 48

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