Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a global public health and socioeconomic problem affecting millions of patients each year. The disease is characterised by the buildup of atherosclerotic plaque in the lower extremity, carotid, and renal arteries, which disturbs normal blood flow.
Johnson Matthey’s precious metal components and nitinol products play a crucial role in minimally invasive endovascular surgical techniques. We collaborate with our customers on the development of their minimally invasive product and procedure designs, which result in a paradigm shift away from invasive surgical procedures with long post-operative hospitalisation. Our precious metal wire and radiopaque markers are widely used in interventional neurology devices such as embolisation coils, guide wires and guide wire tips, vascular implants and mapping catheters.
Johnson Matthey is one of few manufacturers who can provide the thinnest nitinol sheets used in structural heart applications such as prosthetic heart valves. Also, our premium inner diameter nitinol tubes provide excellent mechanical control and precise delivery. Through our manufacturing expertise, Johnson Matthey has minimised costs by increasing yields. Our premium nitinol products are preferred by some of the major medical device and contract manufacturers for developing vascular implants and surgical devices.
In addition to manufacturing capabilities, our team of metallurgists work with our customers at every phase of the product development process to provide technical support and recommendations on the suitability and manufacturability of different alloy recipes and design tolerances.