Applications for Medical Device Coatings

What types of medical applications utilize coatings?

Hydrophilic and antimicrobial coatings have major applications in the field of medical devices.

Advances in surface enhancements, especially low friction hydrophilic coatings, have accelerated minimally invasive surgery’s growth. Antimicrobial coatings are used to fight against healthcare associated infections. These lubricious, low friction coatings now impact a variety of surgical specialties, including cardiovascular, orthopedic, urological, peripheral and neurological procedures.

Applications in cardiology include a wide range of medical devices which can benefit from coatings:

  • Balloon catheters
  • Diagnostic catheters
  • Coronary guidewires
  • Stent delivery catheters
  • Guide catheters
  • Electrophysiology mapping and ablation catheters
  • Heart pumps
  • Implantable electronic devices
  • Pacemakers
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy devices
  • Valve repair and replacement introducers
  • Distal protection catheters
  • Access products

Physicians treating peripheral vascular conditions employ a wide variety of medical devices which can benefit from hydrophilic coatings.  These include:

  • Stent graft delivery systems
  • Peripheral stent delivery systems
  • Embolic protection devices
  • Inferior vena cava filters
  • Peripheral guidewires and balloon catheters
  • Intravascular imaging catheters
  • Chronic total occlusion devices

A wide range of vascular access devices can benefit from medical coatings including…

  • Peripherally inserted central catheters
  • CVC catheters
  • Peripheral intravenous catheters
  • Hemodialysis catheters
  • Implantable ports
  • Huber needles
  • Vascular grafts
  • Introducers
  • Stylets
  • Vascular access guidewires

Contact us for more information regarding lubricious, low friction coatings for your medical devices.