When people need surgery, they expect the operating room in the hospital to be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. Even though more and more tasks are assisted by complex machinery, surgeons still have to rely heavily on their steady hand. The medical instruments they use, such as scalpels for instance, are subject to the highest requirements in terms of sterility, biocompatibility as well as functionality. Some of these instruments, which are used in hospitals around the world, are coated with BALINIT® coatings from Oerlikon Balzers. For instance, sharp cutting edges on medical instruments make wounds heal faster, while antimicrobial properties reduce infections and avoid reconstructive surgery. Additionally, antiglare properties help surgeons work faster and more easily. There are even more medical applications for BALINIT® coating: for instance, these thin-film coatings also improve the quality and durability of dental implants.
BALINIT® coated instruments are bio-compatible with human tissue, are antibacterial and do not stick.