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HYDAK® is Biocoat’s proprietary hydrophilic coating technologies used
in medical devices

HYDAK® hydrophilic coatings offer industry-leading performance in the three criteria (lubricity, durability and particulates) that measure coating effectiveness. HYDAK’s high-performance capabilities are a result of using a bi-laminar coating platform, which is used to covalently bond the coating to the substrate material. HYDAK’s basecoat is used to “normalize” the substrate material and to prepare the surface for a chemical bonding to the lubricious topcoat. This cross-linked chemistry is what enables HYDAK to remain durable and lubricious through the entire procedure.

Flexibility for All Your Coating Needs

Biocoat’s coatings are custom engineered to meet your design parameters. To support this level of customization, Biocoat is the only hydrophilic coating providers that offers industry-leading performance using both UV and thermal heat curing systems. Our ability to offer both thermal and UV solutions means that we can test your device to find the solution that maximizes the effectiveness your device, or that we can work with your existing coating systems to support your next-generation product.


Type of Curing MachineUV Lighting SystemHeat via oven, incorporating Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring polysaccharide
Market ApplicationsNeurovascular, Cardiovascular, Peripheral VascularNeurovascular, Cardiovascular, Peripheral Vascular, Ophthamology
Processing Time20 minutes30 minutes
Bi-laminar PlatformYesYes
Sterilization MethodsEthylene Oxide, Gamma and E-BeamEthylene Oxide, Gamma and E-Beam
Inner Diameter (ID) vs Outer Diameter (OD) Coating ApplicationODID&OD


Best-in-Class Performance

Our HYDAK coatings have tested as best-in-class in the three criteria used to measure hydrophilic coatings: friction, durability and particulates. Learn more and see the results of our testing here.

Extremely Thin & Flexible Coatings

HYDAK adds only a few microns to the overall diameter of the device surface, which allows for our coatings to be flexible as the device travels through the bodies tortuous paths.

Crosslink Chemistry

Custom engineering capabilities are possible to create a coating process to meet specific density, thickness, swelling or flexibility requirements based on your product’s unique requirements.

Multiple Sterilization Options

Devices coated with HYDAK can be sterilized using several methods including ethylene oxide, gamma and e-beam.

Easy Integration

To cure HYDAK coatings, we use convection heat ovens. Use of thermal heat allows for an uncomplicated manufacturing process, the ability to easily scale-up production and a thorough coating adherence of both the inner and outer diameters of the device.

What We Coat

Biocoat’s coatings are suitable for coating vascular catheters, guide wires and other medical devices. Biocoat has extensive experience in applying coatings to nearly all polymeric and metallic substrates including, but not limited to, the items listed below.


  • Nylon/Polyamide
  • Polueurethane
  • PEEK
  • Chronoprene
  • Tecothane
  • Tecoflex
  • Aesno
  • Polypropylene (needs Plasma treatment)
  • Polyethylene (needs Plasma treatment)

…and many more!


  • Stainless Steel
  • Nitinol
  • Platinum
  • Nickel
  • Titanium

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