New White Paper Released on Hydrophilic Coatings Product Development Considerations

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Biocoat, Inc., maker of lubricious Hydak® hydrophilic coatings for medical devices, has made available a new informative 8-page technical white paper on product development issues when considering use of hydrophilic coatings.

This white paper provides design engineers with in-depth guidance on understanding the
applications, how to evaluate vendors and the cost implications of coating
processes.

Biocoat, Inc., maker of lubricious Hydak® hydrophilic coatings for medical devices, has made available a new informative 8-page technical white paper on product development issues when considering use of hydrophilic coatings. The white paper briefly covers the general properties of hydrophilic coatings and the most commonly used types of medical devices that require high lubricity. Most important, this paper provides design engineers with in-depth guidance on understanding the applications, how to evaluate vendors and the cost implications of coating processes.

Included are discussions about the environmental conditions in which the device is to be manufactured, sterilized, and stored plus the extent to which the device interacts with biological tissue. Sterilization methods, temperature and humidity ranges, the pH of fluids and usage cycles of the final device are also discussed along with other important considerations in choosing the proper coating or coating system. Vendor core competencies are covered as well as post processing costs, plus evaluating whether to license or to outsource. Finally, this white paper includes a simplified Do's & Don'ts guidelines chart of hydrophilic coatings.

For a mailed copy of "Hydrophilic Coatings: Considerations for product development" and choice, contact Dr. Josh Simon, Senior Product Manager at 215-734-0888, Ext. 115. Or, you can download a free PDF of this new white paper by visiting http://www.biocoat.com and clicking on the "Downloads" home page menu button.

Biocoat, Inc. is research and development company with core competencies focusing on coatings development and licensing. The company enables its clients to tailor its Hydak® and other coating technologies to specific surfaces, and acts as a support network for development and manufacturing throughout the project/product life cycle.

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