EU and US patent „Metal alloy and use thereof” describes a novel metallic alloy comprising Ti, Zr, Nb, containing an amorphous phase and a quasicrystalline phase. The new alloy was designed as a biomaterial which must imperatively obey to specific criteria regarding the physical, chemical and mechanical properties, such as mechanical durability, chemical inertness, resistance to corrosion and bioadhesion. Of course, because of its wide special properties it could be used not only as a bio-material but also in other branches of industry.
The number of the European patent application is EP 2 530 176 A1 and it was published in Bulletin 2012/49 (05.12.2012 – application no. 11461518.0) and also it was published in United States Patent Application Publication (Pub. No. US 2012/0305142 A1, Dec. 6, 2012, Appl. No. 13/187,549).