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Custom Coatings Designed for

Our hydrophilic coatings provide best-in-class performance with the industry’s lowest particulate counts. Our flexible service model allows you to coat your materials at your production facility or our Contract Coating Services Unit. Your medical device is specifically designed to achieve its intended goal, and our coatings enable your device to perform at the highest level, while maintaining the durability expected for reliable procedures.

At Biocoat, we are focused on researching, developing, manufacturing, and applying the best coatings in the market. By becoming an extension of your team, we are fully dedicated to providing you with a best-in­-class experience at every stage of your product’s development and commercial lifecycle.


  • Balloon Dilation Catheters
  • Balloon Extraction Catheters
  • RF Ablation Catheters
  • Stent Delivery Devices
  • Endoscopic Scope
  • Colonoscope
  • Guidewires

At Biocoat, we offer a complete solution for coating gastrointestinal medical devices.


Substrates We Coat


At Biocoat, our HYDAK coatings offer best-in-class performance in lubricity, durability, and particulates. Our coatings give you a choice to cure the coatings using either Thermal heat or Ultraviolet (UV) light. The following charts show the results of a series of tests that the Biocoat Research & Development team completed to test the friction, durability, and particulates on commercially available microcatheters to see how our coatings perform compared to other coatings on the market.


Gastrointestinal Access Catheter


To successfully complete the project design, the developing company’s engineering team required a hydrophilic coating on their access catheter for delivering a stent in the upper gastrointestinal tract to assist in drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts adhered to the gastric walls. The coating for this access device needed to be highly lubricious, have good coating coverage and have strong durability.

THE challenge:

Biocoat’s team was tasked with developing a hydrophilic coating formulation that would be both lubricious and durable for the device to easily travel through the working channel of a therapeutic endoscope. Additionally, the hydrophilic coating had to be strong enough to penetrate tissue walls and reach the intended location without requiring additional dilation to deliver the self-expanding metal stent inside the cavity.


Biocoat’s Application Development Team partnered with the customer to run multiple design experiments for their application by rigorously testing several coating formulations, evaluating the results, and reporting the findings to the customer. By selecting the HYDAK® Thermal coating our team developed a highly lubricious and durable custom coating solution that met the customer’s needs. The access catheter is now FDA approved.

“I believe their hydrophilic coating solution for catheters is one of the best, if not the best, solution on the market.”
Michael Wallace      Medical Device Executive and Serial Entrepreneur 

Interested in a Hydrophilic Coating Solution for your Gastrointestinal Devices?

Our team of engineers and coating experts would be glad to have a discussion about your project and its requirements.

Dedicated Support Throughout Your Project Development

A major portion of Biocoat’’s success has been offering a high-touch customer service experience. Our coating experts are ready to assist you with the development of a coating specifically designed to match your project’s requirements.

Project Review
Our Application Engineering Team facilitates an initial review to determine fit between your project's unique specifications and our HYDAK hydrophilic coatings. Once confirmed, our team quickly moves to the Feasibility stage.
Feasibility Testing
An Application Engineer is assigned to your program, who then initiates the feasibility testing phase. A small number of samples will be requested to be used for initial high-level coating trials. The samples are evaluated for coating readiness (cleanliness), cleaned as needed, and then coated with our initial Hydak coating selection and process. The coated samples are then tested for lubricity, durability and coverage. In conjunction with the testing performance results, coated samples are returned to the customer for a parallel assessment. Speed is critical during all phases of product development, and our resources are positioned to meet your lead-time needs with a standard short lead-time and expedite options as quick as 24 hours.
Coating Development & Optimization
Collaboration is vital during this stage, as we are working together to finalize the coating selection and application process that best suits the device’s performance requirements. Planning for validation, regulatory submission (as required), transfer to production, and scaling to match expected market demand, also occurs during this critical phase.
Services & Fulfillment
  • Contract Coating Services
    By utilizing Biocoat’s Contract Coating Services offering, you are free to focus on device innovation, design, and assembly, without the need to incorporate complex and coating processes into your manufacturing lines. Our best-in-class customer service, world class coating equipment, process controls, and rapid turnaround times are a commonly selected option to give you peace of mind that your device’s hydrophilic coating application is taking care of by experts.
  • Reagent Fulfillment
    If you plan to coat the devices at your facility, we support you through the same best-in-class customer support and world-class coating manufacturing operations. We’re committed to delivering your coating materials on time, and as expected, every time. Our online ordering system is backed by a live Customer Support team, who are eager to assist with any questions or support you may require.

Let’s Connect

Our team of engineers and clinical experts would be glad to have a discussion about your project and its requirements.
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