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Custom Coatings Designed for Ophthalmic Devices

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.


  • IOL Cartridges
  • Surgical Needles
  • Injectors

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


What We Coat


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 medical devices.  Microcatheters were used for this comparison, as their length and flexibility allow for a robust assessment of lubricity and durability.




The customer was looking for a hydrophilic coating to improve both implantation and explantation performance for a new ophthalmic bioelectronic device.

THE challenge:

Our team was faced with the challenge of developing a coating formulation and application method for a very small device (<1.5 cm in length) that required specialized fixturing and masking methods. Further, the device materials consisted of both exotic polymeric and metallic materials, which required advanced surface preparation techniques and coating selection. 


Biocoat’s Application Development Team partnered with the customer to help design custom fixturing and develop the masking process. Our team used selected our HYDAK® UV coating , which integrates well with delicate heat sensitive substrates.  An advanced plasma treatment step was then incorporated to further improve overall performance. The device is currently undergoing human trials in support of FDA clearance.

“Biocoat has been providing our company with consistent and reputable service through supply of quality hydrophilic coatings for over a decade. They have also been phenomenal partners for advancing our process performance through providing invaluable service combined with decades of coating experience.”
 Engineer   Medical Device Company

Interested in a Hydrophilic Coating Solution for your Ophthalmic 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 attributed to our commitment to delivering a high-touch customer service experience. Our coating experts are ready to assist you with the development of a coating that is 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.
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.

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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