Partner with Harland for your Coating Solutions

Open collaboration
Harland encourages close customer participation in understanding your 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.

4M Framework™
Harland Medical Systems provides a totally integrated solution for the advanced surface enhancement of your healthcare product. Our unique model – The 4M Framework – delivers all the elements necessary to successfully take your healthcare product from development to market.


The 4M Framework is comprised of Harland’s Materials, Methods, Machines and Manufacturing capabilities, which are optimized to enhance the performance and value of your medical device. By concentrating all of these elements into a fully integrated program, we are able to help you get to market faster and with less risk. When engaged early in your product development process, Harland is uniquely positioned to manage all aspects of your surface enhancement project from research and development to full volume production. We serve as the surface enhancement specialists on your team and work side by side with your engineering and product management groups to develop a surface enhancement program that meets your technical, functional, and economic requirements.

Start Now!™

By drawing on the resources in the 4M Framework, we’ll utilize elements to prepare a comprehensive coating program for your application.  This structured step-by-step program is what we call Start Now!  Start Now! Coating Method Development is done in increments steps employing best practices while synchronizing with your internal development schedule and investment strategy.  You always have control over the scope and timetable while Harland configures a program that effectively merges the optimal surface enhancement technologies.   And the entire effort is supported by Harland’s experienced Quality Management and Regulatory resources.

Throughout the process we can help you with production of design verification samples, clinical trial samples, and other low volume production manufacturing.

The result – a surface enhancement program that works not only in the lab, but is robust, scalable and transferable to your chosen manufacturing facility.  When the program is complete you can take advantage of Harland’s ISO13485 production capabilities, transfer the process to your own facility or even to a qualified third party manufacturer.

By engaging and collaborating with you through every stage of your program, we help ensure that you get to market faster with a safe, scalable, and affordable healthcare product program.

If you would like to explore all the performance benefits and value that surface enhancement can bring to your healthcare product, please contact us.