Electrochemical therapy is making a substantial change to peoples’ lives and is overtaking pharma for many ailments.  Nickel Zinc provides unmatched safety and performance for medical equipment and wearable devices.

Medical Applications

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) has identified batteries as one of the top 10 challenges facing biomedical departments in a hospital setting.  Today, most of the non-implant medical batteries are lead-acid including:

Patient mobility


Drug/food pumps

Portable x-rays

Patient lifts

Hospital beds

Computers on Wheels (COWs)

Medical Equipment + NiZn

New entrants need to address problems with existing technologies which include power and/or energy requirements, safety and cost.  ZAF NiZn is specifically designed to address problems with lead-acid capacity and life cycle shortcomings.  With 2x the capacity and faster charge rates, hospitals get higher utilization of portable hospital equipment.  NiZn also provides 2x the life of lead acid which reduces maintenance and replacement costs.  NiZn eliminates the safety concerns of putting Li-ion next to patients for long durations.  With patient safety being their top priority, hospitals have been reluctant to adopt lithium for applications listed above.

ZAF’s NiZn current funded development projects include:

  • A nickel-zinc battery worn on a person’s body to power a device to prevent blood clotting.
  • A very low voltage nickel-based device to enhance wound treatment and healing therapy.