Endovascular coiling is minimally invasive and remains the most effective way to treat the condition without surgery. However, there is a risk that patients will require retreatment. This year, Cerenovus introduced a more flexible platinum coil – as thin as a human hair – that achieves a higher packing density and better halts blood flow to the aneurysm to further cut patient retreatment rates.
Platinum is one of the most useful materials in medical technology and treatment. Its applications range from hip and cardiac implants to cancer treatments and neurological devices used to treat brain conditions such as Parkinson's disease.
Platinum demand from medical and industrial applications continues to grow as it plays key roles in addressing many of humanity’s challenges. Along with luxury goods and jewellery, platinum can also function as an investment asset in a private pension or investment portfolio.