Medical device companies rely on our hydrophilic coatings to bring new levels of functionality to vascular devices. Our ComfortCoat® family doesn’t just give you long-lasting lubricity and low particulate release; it’s also based on a universal chemistry that unlocks increased convenience and efficiency – and now includes a more sustainable solution.
100 million+ devices coated each year.
15+ years of proven clinical history.
30+ years of experience working with the world’s leading medical device and pharmaceutical companies.
Our ComfortCoat® coatings are a safe and proven solution that deliver long-lasting lubricity and low particulate release – with a three-year shelf life. Furthermore, our hydrophilic coatings come ready-to-use with no mixing of components needed for fast, efficient, and reliable manufacturing.
This increased flexibility and versatility is further increased through our UV-curing technology which enables the fastest coating process in the industry – and is compatible with a wide range of polymer substrates and equipment. Complementing all of this, we bring you added peace of mind through:
Ideal for vascular interventions, urology, and continence care applications, these coatings:
This single-layer coating gives you the same best-in-class performance and benefits as our dual-layer version - but with the potential to achieve significant operational efficiencies.
We achieve this via a UV curing process that uses biobased solvents to deliver tangible and valuable sustainability benefits – with no compromises on safety or performance.
What really differentiates DSM Biomedical is our ability to draw on an incredibly broad and versatile technology platform to meet your needs.
For example, our team can develop tailored medical coatings that that can be customized and combined with other biomaterials in our portfolio to deliver unique performance benefits: from collagen and polyester amides to polyurethanes and bioceramics.
We achieve this through a deep understanding of the product development process. For example, our ComfortCoat® hydrophilic material is based on a universal chemistry that makes it ready-to-use, with no mixing needed. Therefore, you can use this medical coating for a wide variety of medical devices – reducing chemical inventory while increasing operational efficiency.
These hydrophilic coatings are universally compatible with a wide range of polymeric substrates used in the industry, including: Pebax, Nylon, Peek, HDPE, PVC (solutions for metal and silicone are under development).
We are advanced biomaterials experts, with in-depth knowledge of medical device coatings and product development. However, we are not a medical device manufacturer and have no aspiration to become one.
Three years (the longest in the industry) – ready-to-use/premixed.
This top-performing medical coating product family is ready-to-use, universal (same chemistry/lean inventory) across different substrates and coating formulations. It also has a three-year shelf life and is manufactured at multi-ton scale. Ultimately, ComfortCoat® is the most efficient and convenient coating application process in the industry – and is supported by an unrivaled platform of biomaterial technologies and expertise covering many competences and clinical areas. For medical device companies everywhere, we are a proven partner, not a competitor.
Broadly, in coronary, structural heart, peripheral vascular, and neurovascular interventions; as well as urology and continence care. Specific applications cover a broad range of catheters including but are not limited to:
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We understand that medical product development can be a long, winding - and occasionally bumpy road. Rest assured that at DSM Biomedical, we have the proven experience, capabilities, and knowledge to support you every step of the way.
It starts with using a form-fit-function approach based on a comprehensive understanding of how the human body reacts to biomaterials following implantation. This in turn enables us to design materials that are compatible with the body’s physiology and help you develop finished products that can sustain, restore, and repair – all supported by applicable regulatory requirements.
Discover how we can partner with you to co-create innovative solutions with our hydrophilic coatings portfolio.
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