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DSM announces its first in-house medical coating service plant is ready for commercial production

Exton PA, US, 22 Jan 2014 16:15 CET

DSM now offers medical device makers custom designed coating application processes and high quality coating service for its ComfortCoat® hydrophilic lubricious coatings

DSM, a global leader in biomedical materials science and regenerative medicine, today announced that the company has launched a new facility to offer coating services for its ComfortCoat coating technologies. As a strategic partner to medical device makers, DSM offers a full suite of coating application processes, which include coating, testing, packaging, and labeling as well as additional customized processes such as cutting.

DSM differentiates itself from other coating solution providers through its global customer support team. Expert representatives work directly with device makers on each individual project and their best in class technical and application support positively impacts time-to-market for medical device manufacturers. DSM has a fundamental and molecular understanding of both the chemical science and the application processes used in the company’s coating technologies since it also develops and manufactures the high quality medical coatings. These are applied on numerous types of interventional devices in Cardiology, Urology and other clinical fields. By keeping all of the steps involved in formulation and application within the same organization, device makers gain an advantage through streamlined processes and first-hand knowledge.

DSM’s coatings business leverages our deep and wide expertise in medical device materials manufacturing and design,” said Dr. Hinke Malda, Director of Medical Coatings, DSM Biomedical. “Launching an in-house medical coating service means we can add further strategic value to our work with partners and customers through full-service support from coating selection to delivering fully coated device parts.”

DSM utilizes state-of-the-art equipment operated in an ISO class 8 cleanroom, and a Quality Management System that is compliant with ISO 13485 standards. The biomedical practice with its ISO certification, is consistently able to meet customer and regulatory requirements applicable to medical devices and related services. DSM coats medical device parts using a dip coating process and offers UV curing to instantly dry coatings, which can help increase production speed, increase yield rates, improve properties such as scratch and solvent resistance, and facilitate superior bonding. 

DSM will be exhibiting at MD&M West at booth 1715. Company representatives will be available to answer questions about the new coating service.