RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Liquidmetal® Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: LQMT; the “Company”), announced today that it has passed additional pre-screening biocompatibility tests for use in medical implants and is now pursuing collaborations with medical implant companies.
In February of 2017, LQMT received long-term implantation results from parts 3, 10, 6 and 11 of the ISO 10993 (Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices) suite of tests, which include evaluation of genotoxicity, sub-chronic systemic toxicity, and pyrogenicity. LQMT alloy LM105 passed all of these tests well within the allowable limits. These results, combined with previously completed tests from ISO 10993 parts 10, 11, 4, and 5 which cover sensitization, irritation, acute systemic toxicity, hemocompatibility and cytotoxicity, indicate that the Liquidmetal process is compatible with a wide range of medical device requirements including long term implants.
“The results of these tests are very exciting and it positions the Company well to engage medical device customers in a broad range of implantable device applications including, cardiac rhythm, cochlear, spinal, and orthopedic implants among others. The Company will now focus on partnering with medical implant manufacturers to identify specific applications to further explore the use of Liquidmetal,” said Paul Hauck, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at LQMT.
About Liquidmetal Technologies
Rancho Santa Margarita, California-based Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. is the leading developer of bulk amorphous alloys. Amorphous alloys are unique materials that are distinguished by their ability to be injection molded and die cast into high performance applications for a broad range of markets. For more information, go to www.liquidmetal.com.