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Biocoat Launches New Innovative UV Coating and Contract Coating Services Solution

Biocoat Inc. is a global leader in the innovation and development of hydrophilic coatings for interventional medical devices. Biocoat is proud to introduce a new UV-cured coating called HYDAK® UV and the launch of a Contract Coating Services Unit. These additions further position Biocoat as the leading full-service provider of hydrophilic coatings.

Founded in 1991, Biocoat has been laser-focused on specific strategic initiatives intended to support the organization’s mission of “providing customized surface technology solutions by combining best-in-class quality and customer service to support the development of medical devices that aid in improving patient outcomes.” A major component of Biocoat’s planning was to develop and launch new products and services that would seamlessly integrate into the development plans of medical device manufacturers. 

One of Biocoat’s strategic initiatives was to introduce a coating that could be cured using UV light, allowing for flexible integration with industry-standard UV coating systems. This led to the development of its new coating called HYDAK® UV, built on the proven bi-laminar platform used in Biocoat’s existing HYDAK thermal heat cure coating technology for over 25 years. With the launch of HYDAK® UV, Biocoat is now the only company that offers best-in-class performance in lubricity, durability, and particulates on both UV and thermal heat cured coatings.  

The family of HYDAK coatings are lubricious, abrasion-resistant, biocompatible, and are suitable for coating vascular catheters, guidewires, and other medical devices that require a hydrophilic coating. The coatings can be applied to a wide range of polymeric and metallic substrates typically used in neurovascular, cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, and ophthalmic devices. 

The second strategic initiative for Biocoat was to launch a new Contract Coating Services Unit to support OEMs, CMOs, and startup companies as they develop and introduce new and innovative products to the market. Biocoat’s Contract Coating Service Unit is specifically designed to ensure that your products will be expertly coated for maximum performance, safety, maneuverability, and patient comfort. Companies have already begun using Biocoat’s Contract Coating Services through its ISO 13485:2016-certified facility to optimize product development and launch timing, support commercial production volumes, and act as a reliable alternative to existing in-house facilities. When combining Biocoat’s Coating Services along with industry-leading coating performance, you will not find a better partner to for your hydrophilic coating requirements. Remember, “Don’t Just Coat It. Biocoat It!℠” Visit Biocoat in Booth #1450 or online at www.biocoat.com to learn more about the innovative HYDAK® UV, HYDAK® thermal coatings, and Contract Coating Services.

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