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DSM in Medical

DSM partners with Vention Medical to provide single-source solution for catheters and coatings

Exton PA, US, 27 Jan 2016 16:00 CET

DSM Biomedical, a global leader in biomedical materials science and regenerative medicine, today announced a partnership with Vention Medical, a global integrated solutions partner, to provide customers who develop and manufacture coated medical devices with a single-source offering. The partnership offers customers the option to integrate the development, testing and application of DSM’s ComfortCoat® coating into the catheter manufacturing process, eliminating the need to transfer finished products to another supplier for development and coating application services.
Integrating the development, testing and application of DSM’s ComfortCoat hydrophilic lubricious coatings into the catheter manufacturing process

Medical device manufacturers continue to improve clinical outcomes while being pressured, like never before, to further reduce costs. This is best achieved by designing innovative products for manufacturing, reducing time to market, and leveraging an integrated and consolidated supply chain. DSM’s innovative ComfortCoat coating can help improve performance and patient comfort when applied to medical devices, such as catheters. ComfortCoat coating helps device navigation and mitigates risks of acute trauma to the patient. The collaboration with Vention Medical enables device manufacturers to seamlessly integrate the coating design and production into their devices – optimizing the design and manufacturing efficiency.

The strategic partnership with Vention Medical supports our continued commitment to address the needs of our customers and ultimately physicians and patients, by giving them better access to specialized expertise and leading technologies in the market,” said Dr. Hinke Malda, Global Director Medical Coatings, DSM Biomedical.“The collaboration with Vention Medical uniquely combines strong R&D, and the ability to provide catheter design and development through manufacturing and assembly. We are excited to be an integral part of being able to now offer our customers a single-source solution that simplifies and optimizes the supply chain.”

DSM’s materials scientists and applications engineers will now start to work alongside Vention Medical’s device designers and operations personnel to produce coated catheters. This partnership now enables devices being designed, assembled, coated, and packaged under one single quality system and under one roof. In doing so, work in process is kept to a minimum, supply chain is streamlined, and quality control is optimized. This collaboration offers device manufacturers an unmatched level of service and expertise – from raw materials science and technology innovation to component and device manufacturing, to operations management. This collective and integrated supply chain, on a global manufacturing and sourcing platform, enables DSM and Vention Medical the capability of bringing significant efficiencies to medical device companies.

We’re always looking for leading-edge solutions to help customers get their innovations to market faster,” said Tom Testa, president of Vention’s Advanced Technologies business.“With this partnership, we’re proud to offer our customers the best coating technology on the market in a very efficient manner.

To learn more about this partnership between DSM and Vention Medical to provide single-source solutions for catheter development, coatings and manufacturing, visit us at MD&M West 2016; DSM booth #2808, Vention Medical booth #3219.

More information about DSM’s ComfortCoat coatings can be found here.

About Vention Medical

Vention Medical is a global integrated solutions partner with more than 30 years of experience in design, engineering and manufacturing of complex medical devices and components. Vention Medical specializes in components and services used in interventional and minimally invasive surgical products including catheters, balloons, extrusions, polyimide and composite tubing, heat shrink tubing, braid-reinforced shafts, cleanroom injection molding, and finished device assembly and packaging. Visit Vention at ventionmedical.com.

ComfortCoat® is a registered trademark of DSM.