Author: Neil Santos

Recent coating developments for combination devices in orthopedic and dental applications – A literature review

Orthopedic and dental implants have been used successfully for decades to replace or repair missing or damaged bones, joints, and teeth, thereby restoring patient function subsequent to disease or injury. However, although device success rates are generally high, patient outcomes are sometimes compromised due to device-related problems such as insufficient integration, local tissue inflammation, and […]

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How Low-friction Coatings Can Be Used

Low-friction coating is critical on medical instruments, surgical devices, and tools including catheters and guide wires. Friction impedes the insertion process, causing a number of preventative problems like infection, pain, and discomfort and potentially even leading to malpractice suits. Except in specific situations in which a slippery insertion is undesirable, as when extreme control is […]

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Spi-Spectrum | Color Coatings for Medical and Industrial Applications

N2 Biomedical’s Spi-Spectrum process produces a family of brilliant and durable biocompatible color coatings that can be applied to a wide range of metallic substrates including titanium, stainless steel, NiTi, CoCr, and aluminum-based alloys, among others. Our coatings are ideal for product differentiation, enhanced aesthetics, as well as improved functionality. We also offer color coatings […]

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What are the types of Metal Coatings?

Coatings are applied to the surface of structural components to prevent corrosion from happening. Corrosion-resistant coatings improve operational efficiency. These coatings make the parts and components much more durable as well, allowing them to last for far longer. Types of coatings Zinc coatings, also known as galvanized coating, is one of the most commonly used […]

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Pros, Cons and Evaluation Methods of Modern Orthopedic Implant Coatings

Implanted biomaterials have made developments in orthopedic as well as trauma surgery a success. These materials have certainly come a long way from the first generation, second generation and third generation biomaterials in the last 50 years. From bioinert (1st generation) and bioactive and biodegradable (2nd generation) to materials developed to introduce stimuli at the […]

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