Enhancing Electrode Properties With Laser Restructuring

The materials used in implantable medical devices have to balance biocompatibility with various physical and mechanical properties. For electrode materials, in particular, few metals outside of platinum and gold will make the cut. One way to overcome these challenges is to use surface modification techniques to extend the capabilities of well known metals and alloys that already have an established track record in implantable medical devices. This video from Pulse Technologies  focuses on laser restructuring—an advanced technique that improves the properties of medical device materials, particularly those used in implantable electrodes.