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Nebulizer plates releasing millions of droplets per second

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In a state of the art aerosol drug delivery system enabled by  Vibrating Mesh Technology, Veco’s electroformed nebulizer aperture plate (mesh) releases millions of micron-sized droplets per second through its unique geometry. The key to the Vibrating Mesh Technology which redefined respiratory treatment is the aperture plate surrounded by a vibrational element.

The electroformed aperture plate is just 5 mm in diameter and perforated with 1000 precision formed tapered holes. It vibrates 128,000 times per second, creating a mini-pump that produces a fine particle mist of uniform size droplets, each between 1 and 5 microns in diameter, ideal particle size for deep lung penetration. Clinical study has shown that this results in deposition rates far greater than what can be achieved by conventional nebulization.

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Electrodes with up to 20,000 times surface enlargement 

Ni-E³ is the name for our patented process to produce low-cost Electrodes for Electrolysis, Fuel-cells, and Desalination where the base material is electroformed Nickel which is stable in alkaline solutions. The main difference and huge advantage of these electrodes is the large surface area that can be achieved. Up to 14 times enlargement has been achieved when this Ni-E³ process is used. In addition, several coatings can be applied that can further result in a surface enlargement of up to 20.000 times resulting in yields that are unprecedented in today’s world.

The Ni-E³ process is extremely sustainable due to zero waste making it a very interesting, cost-effective and future-proof technology in producing Electrodes. It is possible to co-develop Electrodes where aspects of the product can be customized to fit the customers’ needs such as the thickness of the product and surface structure.

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Learn more about the Electroforming technology, download the whitepaper here.