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Biocoat Adds 3 Successors to its 'HydroSleek' Hydrophilic Coatings for Medical Devices

Published on 2012-05-15. Author : SpecialChem

HORSHAM, PA -- Biocoat, Inc., maker of lubricious HYDAK® hydrophilic coatings introduced three new hydrophilic coatings for medical devices to its classic lineup. "HydroSleek2", the new successor to the original HydroSleek lubricious coating, with improved processing and biocompatibility. "The HydroSleek Kit" is another variation on the HydroSleek coating, which allows the product to be stored and transported under a wider array of conditions. Third, the "Hydak® T-040 Kit" is a remake of another classic, Hydak® L-110, also allowing for wider availability to Asian and European markets. All of these coatings are based on high molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid (HA). This technology has applications among a range of fields including ophthalmology, urology, cardiology, endoscopy, and neurovascular. HydroSleek coatings have overcome the trade off between lubricity and durability seen in cross-linked coatings. Additionally, HydroSleek involves a heat-cure process so both ID and OD may be coated without the concerns surrounding UV curing.

These new products will act as Biocoat's front line solution to medical device firms seeking to reduce surface friction for their devices. Each of these new products possesses the same beneficial characteristics of the family of HYDAK® coatings, plus advancements device manufacturers have requested.

About Biocoat

Biocoat, Inc., incorporated in 1991, is a privately-held corporation with administrative offices, manufacturing and R&D labs in Horsham, PA. The Biocoat technology for immobilizing hyaluronan and other biopolymers has its origins in work done by Ellington M. Beavers, Ph. D. and his co-workers at Columbia University in the early 80's.

Biocoat acquires biomaterials technologies through internal development, funding scientific and applied research at academic research facilities, joint development projects with other companies, cooperative research with academic researchers, and by acquiring the rights to intellectual property.

Biocoat develops practical applications of its technologies in partnership with established medical device companies, who license the HYDAK® coating technology from Biocoat.

Source: Biocoat


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