Hydak Hydrophilic
Technology Platform

Hydak® Coating Schematic - The coating is bilaminar with an acrylic-based primer material and a top coat based on a naturally occurring polysaccharide, Hyaluronan (HA), made from certified non-animal sources.

Lubricious With Extremely Low Particulate Count

A Winning Combination For Interventional Medical Devices

Based on Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring polysaccharide, Biocoat’s HYDAK® hydrophilic coating technology is uniquely positioned from other chemistries on the market. Biocoat’s bi-laminar coating platform is covalently bonded and employs a hydrogel behavior of hyaluronic acid to make medical device surfaces lubricious.

Covalent bonding yields a robust coating surface that is extremely durable with a low particulate count. HYDAK® coatings are customizable to meet device design needs.

Application

HYDAK® coatings are designed for application on a wide range of devices in Cardiovascular, Neurovascular, Peripheral and Ophthalmic markets. Medical devices in these markets that are coated with Hydak coatings platform include:

  • Guidewires
  • Catheters
  • Microcatheters
  • Delivery Systems
  • Introducer Sheaths
  • Access Systems
  • IOL Cartridges

Substrate

  • Pebax
  • Nylon
  • Polyurethane
  • Tecothane
  • Chronoprene
  • PET
  • PEEK
  • Texin
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyethylene
  • Metals – Ni, SS, Pt

FEATURES OF HYDAK COATING PLATFORM AND ADVANTAGES

PERFORMANCE

Hydrophilic coatings are applied onto medical devices to make surfaces lubricious and lower the co-efficient of friction. This helps track the device through vasculature without damaging the vessel walls and enables precise positioning. The Hydak coating platform outperforms other chemistries and delivers superior lubricity with a low particulate count.

HYDAK Performance Data