Cardiovascular implant devices include pacemakers, coronary stents, heart valves, annuloplasty rings and guidewires. Medthin™ 43 ADLC, a dense carbon-based coating, is ideal for coating of implantable cardiovascular components, providing properties that help increase the lifetime of the devices and reduce the probability of patients needing further surgery:
- Lower adsorption of high-molecular-weight proteins onto materials coated with Medthin™ 43 ADLC
- Lower blood thrombus attachment/deposition on ADLC, compared to Ti surfaces
- Low friction
- Reduced ion release
The low-friction Medthin™ 43 ADLC coating facilitates insertion of catheters by providing coated guiding wires with excellent sliding properties. It is also applied on complex components for cardiac valves and coronary and arterial repair. Medthin™ 43 ADLC has a US master file: MAF 1647.