Lubricious coating can prevent medical devices from shedding wear particles inside patients’ bodies. Baymedix CL 100 is a polymer coating that is grown directly from a material surface, enabling it to bond to the substrate through strong covalent linkages. This bond enhances the coating’s durability and its ability to resist particle generation. The coating can be used on devices such as cardiovascular catheters. These devices must to travel through narrow, tortuous blood vessels, a process that can break particles off the device’s surface.

September 14, 2011

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Lubricious Coating Prevents Particles from Shedding Inside Patients' Bodies

 Lubricious coating can prevent medical devices from shedding wear particles inside patients’ bodies. Baymedix CL 100 is a polymer coating that is grown directly from a material surface, enabling it to bond to the substrate through strong covalent linkages. This bond enhances the coating’s durability and its ability to resist particle generation. The coating can be used on devices such as cardiovascular catheters. These devices must to travel through narrow, tortuous blood vessels, a process that can break particles off the device’s surface. The company says the technology gives its coating an advantage over other lubricious coatings, like hydrophilic coatings, which are weakened by the water they absorb. 

Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Pittsburgh, PA, 412/777-2000

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