Metals and Medicine (Metals & Mining #3/4)

Presented by

Tom Sleep, Sales Executive, NTree International

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Clean energy systems, stainless steel water installations and futuristic spacecraft alloys may be some of the most modern applications of metals, but it is perhaps in medicine where humans been using them longest. Gold, silver, copper, platinum and palladium have all been used widely throughout history due to their fundamental qualities. In each case, the medical industry is a key source of demand for the metal themselves. As spending on healthcare provision and R&D becomes ever more vital in the face of an aging population, this demand may be set to increase in years to come. In this webinar, we take a look at these uses, chart the impact these uses have on supply and demand, and try to map out which metals might be more heavily used in the future.

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