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COATING PRODUCTS

Our HYDAK® hydrophilic coating technology offers industry-leading performance in the main criteria used to measure performance (Lubricity, Durability, and Particulates)

HYDAK Has Flexible Options For Your Requirements

Easy Integration

HYDAK coatings can be used with UV or Thermal curing systems.

Best in Class Performance

Coatings measured in friction, durability, and particulates.

Thin & Flexible Coatings

Only a few microns thick and easily mold to any device substrate.

Cross Link Chemistry

Bi-laminar coating platform used to covalently bond the coating to the substrate material.

Multiple Sterilization Options

Methods include: ethylene oxide (EtO), gamma and e-beam.                            

Applies to Multiple Substrates

Coatings apply to nearly all polymerics, metallics, thin films & silicone.

UV and Thermal Technologies

Ultraviolet (UV) Lighting System Type of Curing Machine Heat via Oven
Neurovascular, Cardiovascular, Peripheral Vascular Market Applications Neurovascular, Cardiovascular, Peripheral Vascular, Ophthalmology
Yes Bi-laminar Platform Yes
Ethylene Oxide (EtO), E-Beam and Gamma Sterilization Methods Ethylene Oxide (EtO), E-Beam and Gamma
Outer Diameter (OD) Inner Diameter (ID) vs Outer Diameter (OD) Coating Application Inner Diameter (ID) & Outer Diameter (OD)
“I believe their hydrophilic coating solution for catheters is one of the best, if not the best,solution on the market.”
Michael Wallace     CEO    Devoro Medical
OUR SERVICES PROCESS

Substrates We Coat

Markets We Serve

OphtHalmology

UROLOGY

OTHER

Neurology

Cardiology

Peripheral

neurology

Neurology

cardiology

Cardiology

peripheral

Peripheral

ophtHalmology

OphtHalmology

urology

UROLOGY

other

OTHER

HYDAK Performance

Lubricity

By definition, hydrophilic coatings are lubricious and will reduce the amount of friction that is required to maneuver a medical device through the body. Internal research at Biocoat has shown that devices coated with our hydrophilic coatings will routinely reduce the friction force by approximately 95% when compared to an uncoated device.

Durability

Due to the many twists and turns during insertion of a device, the coating needs to maintain the same level of performance throughout the entire procedure. This ensures that the coating will remain effective for the duration of the device’s use and still allow for a smooth recovery of the device once the procedure is complete.

Particulates

Particulates are a relatively new measure of coating performance that is being driven by various regulatory agencies to understand what types of foreign materials are being introduced to the body and what their long-term impacts are to the patient.

Biocoat R&D team tested 12 commercially available catheters (6 neurovascular microcatheters and 6 PTCA dilatation catheters). Three of the catheters were coated with Biocoat HYDAK® coatings, which tested as some of the best-in-class materials for both low particulates and low initial friction results in this study.
– Data on file.

– In this chart, the Biocoat R&D team purchased six (6) different commercially available neurovascular microcatheters, two (2) of which were coated with Biocoat HYDAK® technology. The Biocoat team measured both the lubricity and durability of each of the microcatheters in an effort to determine where HYDAK® stands in relation to industry competitors. Our testing proves that HYDAK® exhibits best-in-class lubricity and durability results.
– The chart also shows the performance of Biocoat HYDAK UV coating performance in comparison to the six (6) commercially available microcatheters.
– Data on file.

Interested in a Hydrophilic Coating Solution?

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

Providing a complete solution goes way beyond simply providing a product. That’s why our hydrophilic coatings are custom engineered to meet your design parameters. We are proud to partner with you and provide you with a best-in-class coating experience.

Applies to Multiple Substrates

Biocoat has extensive experience in applying HYDAK® hydrophilic coatings to nearly all polymeric and metallic substrates, including, but not limited to, the items listed below.

Polymerics

  • Nylon/Polyamide
  • PEBAX
  • Polueurethane
  • PEEK Chronoprene Tecothane
  • Tecoflex
  • Aesno
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyethylene
  • Hydrophilic films
  • Silicone

Metallics

  • Stainless Steel
  • Nitinol
  • Platinum
  • Nickel
  • Gold
  • Titanium

Multiple Sterilization Options

Devices coated with HYDAK can be sterilized using several methods, including ethylene oxide (EtO), e-beam, and gamma. Additionally, our projects are coated in class seven clean rooms that meet all GMP standards.

Cross Link Chemistry

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 hydrophobic and is used to “normalize” the substrate material and to prepare the surface for a chemical bonding to the lubricious topcoat. Our topcoat provides a lubricious “slippery” surface on the medical device, which allows the device to easily move through the body. This cross-linked chemistry enables HYDAK to remain durable and lubricious throughout the entire procedure.

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 body’s tortuous paths.

Best in Class Performance

There are three main criteria that are used to evaluate the performance of a hydrophilic coating: friction, durability and particulates. Our HYDAK® Coating Technology platform outperforms other chemistries and delivers superior lubricity with extremely low particulate counts.

Friction

By definition, hydrophilic coatings are lubricious and will reduce the amount of friction that is required to maneuver a medical device through the body.  Internal research at Biocoat has shown that devices coated with our hydrophilic coatings will routinely reduce the friction force by approximately 95% when compared to an uncoated device. 

Durability

Due to the many twists and turns during insertion of a device, the coating needs to maintain the same level of performance throughout the entire procedure. This ensures that the coating will remain effective for the duration of the device’s use and still allow for a smooth recovery of the device once the procedure is complete.

Particulates

Particulates are a relatively new measure of coating performance that is being driven by various regulatory agencies to understand what types of foreign materials are being introduced to the body and what their long-term impacts are to the patient.

Easy Integration

Biocoat hydrophilic coatings are custom engineered to meet your design parameters. As the only hydrophilic coating provider to offer industry-leading performance using both UV and Thermal heat curing systems, we can test to find the solution that maximizes the effectiveness of your device. Or we can work with your existing coating systems to support your next-generation product.

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