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On The Surface

Medical Device Coatings for Cardiology

Harland Medical provides medical device coatings for cardiology. Catheters, guidewires, introducers, and stents are UV coated for minimally invasive procedures.  

Cardiology is the clinical area that concerns itself with diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the heart.  The field includes the treatment of coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology.

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Our customers in the field of Cardiology treat a wide variety of conditions including,

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Hypertension
  • Arrhythmia
  • Bradycardia
  • Tachycardia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Valvular heart disease

Cardiologists employ a wide range of medical devices which can benefit from Harland technologies including

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

A growing need

As minimally invasive procedures become the preferred treatment in so many areas of cardiology, surface performance has become ever more important.  These catheter delivered procedures are being employed in smaller and smaller anatomies.   In addition the devices being employed are growing more complex and often larger in size.  As a consequence of both of these trends, reduced friction between the device or catheter surface and tissue has become essential for a successful treatment.

Infection associated with the implant of a device can have serious consequences.   And subsequent systemic treatment of infection requires the use of larger doses of antibiotics.   Harland’s drug eluting coating can provide localized antimicrobial drug delivery in the area immediately around the implanted device, where it can be most effective at reducing infection.

Harland satisfies these needs with up to date technologies.

  • Harland’s Lubricent® family of hydrophilic coatings provides exceptional friction reduction along with state-of-the-art durability and low particle generation.
  • Bacticent® antimicrobial coatings provide flexible delivery of proven infection fighting drugs, delivered to where an infection is most likely to occur.

Automated Coaters and Test Systems

Harland offers six families of automated coaters which can apply nearly every coating technology in commercial use today.  Systems are available to coat as few as one part at a time up to large-scale systems designed to coat tens of millions of parts a year.

Working With Us
Access to these technologies is simple, direct and results in a complete coating program.  Partnering with Harland features…


Open collaboration

Harland encourages close customer participation in understanding  coating objectives, developing the exact balance of properties to meet these objectives and validating the process to ensure your coating is fully ready for production either at your plant or in Harland’s own Coating Services facilities.

Simple business model

Harland’s coating technologies are accessible through a simple supply agreement and do not require the added cost and time associated with a royalty-bearing license agreement.

Stage-gated process

Harland’s Start Now ™ step-wise process is designed to move your program swiftly and efficiently through to commercial completion all the while giving you complete visibility and control of the process.

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