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Help for Patients with Nickel Allergies

Very First Implantation of VASCULOY® Stents

Up to now, it hasn't been possible for patients with nickel allergies to use nickel-free metal implants.

But now - in January 2020, the first 36 stents made of VASCULOY® were implanted at a specialized center for cardiology in Bangalore, India. "We see a great need in this area, and are giving medical companies the opportunity to implement their ideas, using a material that's well-tolerated by all patients," explained MeKo owner Dr. Meyer-Kobbe.

While many areas of application have already focused on using nickel-free alloys, up to now there has not been a suitable material for implants. A nickel allergy can lead to complications such as an increased rate of restenosis with implanted stents.

With VASCULOY®, MeKo has developed an alloy which is not only free of nickel, but also free of cobalt. What's special about the alloy are its mechanical properties, which are comparable to the conventional material L605 and superior to 316L (316LVM). That makes it possible for MeKo customers to convert their existing products to VASCULOY® without great expense.


MeKo implements Rapid Prototyping Manufacturing

Thanks to perfect aligned process sequences, henceforth MeKo offers its customers rapid prototyping in a few days. MeKo will present further details on April 4 to 6, 2017 at Medtec Europe in Stuttgart at booth E24 in hall 1.

Lasers are the ideal tool for prototyping. Components can usually be cut, drilled or welded with high precision and without time-consuming tool construction. Post processing steps are often necessary for medical products such as electropolishing, heat treatment, quality assurance, and many more.

MeKo manufactures prototypes on serial machines to allow straightforward certification and serial production of the components. The newly introduced RPM process and specially designated personnel ensure that prototypes are integrated smoothly into the production process. The quality remains high and the processing time is typically only a few days.

“Our customers rely on the high quality that characterizes our production of medical components. Now our customers can benefit from rapid prototype deliveries as well,” emphasizes the owner, Dr. Clemens Meyer-Kobbe. MeKo will also present innovations in resorbable materials and semi-finished components at Medtec Europe.

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MeKo celebrates 25 years of precision machining with lasers

For 25 years MeKo has been a well-known expert for high-precision laser material machining. MeKo will present the latest processes and techniques from many years of development at COMPAMED/MEDICA in Düsseldorf from November 14 to 17, 2016. Visit MeKo in hall 8a at booth J07.

“We are happy not only to produce perfect components from various materials such as stainless steel, NiTi (nitinol), and PLLA for our customers today, but also to be able to offer exclusive innovations – such as RESOLOY®, for example” highlighted the owner, Dr. Clemens Meyer-Kobbe. With RESOLOY® MeKo will present at COMPAMED a bioresorbable magnesium alloy for scaffolds and thus an alternative to polymers.

For 25 years MeKo has produced medical components with tight tolerances and perfect surface quality as a contract manufacturer for numerous well-known companies. Dr. Meyer-Kobbe explained: “As we work closely together with our customers, we offer solutions customers cannot get elsewhere.”


RESOLOY® - The new magnesium resorbable alloy for stents

MeKo presents new techniques and materials at Medtec Europe in Stuttgart – from 12th to 14th of April 2016 in hall 3, stand 3D01.

For 25 years MeKo manufactures medical components with tight tolerances and perfect surface quality. Customers receive an added value thanks to many self-developed innovations – like the bioresorbable magnesium alloy RESOLOY®.

With RESOLOY® MeKo presents a bioresorbable magnesium alloy for stents and therefore an alternative to polymers. In comparison to PLLA, it has about 3 times higher strength, thinner struts, a higher radial force and does not require stepped inflation. The degradation time of RESOLOY® can be adjusted by coatings. It has a proven biocompatibility, no shelf life and no temperature issues.

ISO Certification

ISO Certification: Quality Management Audit with no Findings

On June 17th 2015 MeKo was re-audited for the ISO certification. The auditors confirmed that MeKo’s quality management is in compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 without any findings.

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Quality our customers can rely on.

RESOLOY® Fabrication Process

EuroPCR Presentation of RESOLOY®

On May 21st, 2015 MeKo CEO Dr. Meyer-Kobbe gave a presentation at the EuroPCR 2015 in Paris about RESOLOY®. In his talk, he explained the numerous advantages offered by this new bioresorbable magnesium alloy compared to recent polymers.