Hydrophilic Medical Device Coatings

Best-in-class technology for your medical devices

Hydromer® Hydrophilic Medical Device Coatings

Because of innovative hydrophilic coatings, invasive operations that were once impossible can now be performed safely through the cardiovascular, circulatory, neurological, urological, and vascular systems, allowing for faster recoveries and fewer complications. This fast-growing and exciting field is driving growth and demand for new tools and innovations. Our hydrophilic coatings are formulated to attract and retain water, giving them lubricious qualities that reduce potential trauma and improve performance during those invasive procedures. Hydromer medical device coatings offers lubricity with some being low particulate coatings, and help improve the performance of these medical devices. Our coatings help to allow a range of innovative devices to navigate through even the most difficult areas of the human body, for safer, easier treatment for patients. In addition, Hydromer’s coatings for medical devices possess highly sought-after performance attributes such as:

  • Antimicrobial
  • Wettability
  • Biocompatibility
  • Reduced friction
  • Non-leaching
  • Better substrate adhesion
  • Thromboresistance
  • Thinner formula

Our medical device coatings are formulated using polymers that reduce protein adsorption and platelet activation. Our broad portfolio of products can be applied through heat cure processes that enable coating of micro and multiple lumens, on inner and outer diameters. Hydromer’s products can also achieve higher film thickness and coat complex geometries. Our partners choose Hydromer products for their performance, lower production costs, and regulatory paths compared to competing technologies.

Hydromer’s portfolio of products is constantly evolving to stay on the cutting edge, adapting to accommodate new substrate materials and processing technologies. Our testing and validation processes ensure the best performance of our coatings on your device.

Hydromer’s coatings for medical devices can be applied successfully to a variety of substrates such as:

  • Chronoflex
  • Chronoprene
  • Dynaflex
  • HDPE
  • Latex
  • Stainless Steel
  • Nylon
  • PEBAX
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyurethane
  • Polyurethane TPU
  • PTFE
  • PVC
  • Silicone
  • And many others

Our products are appropriate for devices used for diagnosis and treatment within the body’s musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, circulatory, neurological, urological, and vascular systems including:

  • Guidewires
  • Catheters
  • Needles
  • Stents
  • Implants
  • Applicators/Inserters
  • Lenses
  • Balloons
  • Pacemaker leads
  • Shunts
  • Vascular access
  • Neurovascular
  • Cardiovascular
  • Urology
  • And many more

Do you have a device that could use one of Hydromer’s Hydrophilic Medical Device Coatings? Let’s start the conversation.