Thanks to its extraordinary properties, nitinol has opened significant markets in a growing list of medical applications, including widely used implantable and one-time use medical devices. Nitinol's unusual ability to accommodate large strains, combined with its compatibility with the human body, have made it one of the most commonly used materials in medical device design.
Memry’s major medical markets & applications
Interventional cardiology, endovascular surgery and interventional neuroradiologyAAA stent grafts, PTCA catheter shafts, peripheral stent tubing and interventional delivery systems
Cardiovascular surgery, general surgery and laparoscopic surgeryValve sizers, tissue retractors and hand-held instrument components
Sports medicine and spinal surgeryBone staples, suture retrievers, k-wires and tissue anchor delivery systems
Urology, gastrointestinal, otolaryngology and endoscopySnares, graspers, esophageal stents and sinus implants
DentalArch wires, orthodontic clips and endodontic files