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The functionalisation of surfaces through PVD coatings have become an indispensable component of modern medical technology since the coatings provide a unique combination of extreme surface hardness, low friction coefficient and anti-corrosion properties. In addition to uncompromising quality, the medical industry also demands compliance with biocompatibility regulations.

Dental abutments

Dental abutments

Abutments have proven biocompatibility of connecting elements

Dental abutments

Powered medical instruments

Powered medical instruments

Coating eliminates the need for lubrication.

Powered medical instruments

Machining of medical devices

Machining of medical devices

Medical instruments and implants are made e.g. of stainless steels, titanium, CoCr alloys or zirconium. Cutting tools coated with specialized PVD coatings enable the efficient and precise machining of those challenging materials.

 
Cutting

Bone repositioning instruments

Bone repositioning instruments

Wear protection combined with antiglare properties

Bone repositioning instruments

Bone drills and reamers

Bone drills and reamers

Wear-resistant ceramic coatings provide long-term cutting edge sharpness.

 
 
 
Bone drills and reamers

Micropituitary rongeurs

Bone punches with wear resistant cutting edges and black DLC antiglare coating.

Micropituitary rongeurs

Bone saws

Bone saws

Coatings provide oil-free lubrication and high-speed operation at low remaining temperatures.

Bone saws

Medical devices

Medical devices

Coated parts extend the lifetime of moving parts.

Medical devices

Surgical instruments

Surgical instruments

Scratch and wear resistance, anti-glare and antimicrobial properties.

Surgical instruments

Minimally Invasive Surgical (MIS) instruments

Minimally Invasive Surgical (MIS) instruments

The Knotless Fixation System – recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation award – uses BALIMED ALTINA to indicate the depth of insertion.

Minimally Invasive Surgical (MIS) instruments

Dental screws

Dental screws

Improved screw adjustability. Reduction of torque during the assembly of the screws combined with a higher holding force

Dental screws

Dental instruments and tools

Dental instruments and tools

The gears of highspeed dental drills operate with no oil

Dental instruments and tools
More than 50 years of knowledge and expertise

Our experience and knowledge in the development of medical application-specific solutions in the medical industry is based on many years of cooperation with medical experts and universities/university clinics. Oerlikon Balzers’ PVD coating solutions improve patient outcomes and add economic value to healthcare products. Through consistent procedures we are therefore able to transfer these solutions globally.

All our coating centres hold the ISO 9001 certification. Our coating centres in Balzers, Liechtenstein; Brügg, Switzerland and Cluses, France, are specialised in coating medical products and are specifically certified for ISO 13485. All our BALIMED coatings meet the highest industry standards and hold the following specific medical certificates:

Cytotoxity: MEM Elution, 72 hours (according to USFDA 21 CFR Part 58)

Sensitisation: Maximisation, Magnusson-Kigman Method (according to ISO 10993)

Irritation: Intracutaneous Reactivity (according to ISO 10993)

 
 
 
 

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