ProPlate® believes that its extensive knowledge of electroplating offers many advantages to the medical device industry that have been overlooked in the past. Electroplating can be employed to enhance medical device functionality in myriad ways. For example, electroplated metals can be used to conduct heat and electricity, offer good wear and corrosion resistance, produce strong welds, create antimicrobial and biocompatible surfaces, and fabricate such device features as radiopaque markers and catheter braiding.
ProPlate® will be showcasing two new catheter coating innovations, Torq-Lok™ and Vizi-Band™.
Vizi-Band™ is a radiopaque marker coating innovation. It is a patent pending metal coating process that atomically bonds directly to a catheter, guide wire, stent, or similar device with the ability to be applied anywhere along the medical device. The highly radiopaque and biocompatible metal coating is applied to any section of the desired medical device, with endless options for customization depending on the application and intended use of the device. Vizi-Band™ is a replacement for traditional marker bands with potential performance and cost advantages. (See Video Below)