MediShield™ Lubricious Coatings
Many medical devices, including catheters and guidewires, require lubricious coatings to minimize the friction force during insertion and retraction. Medical Surface has developed the MediShield™ Lubricious Coatings for a wide range of applications. The coatings have low coefficient of friction and excellent durability.
Coating on the inner surface of a device
For certain medical devices, a lubricious coating on the inner surface of a device is needed. One example of a device is the cartridge used for delivering intraocular lenses (IOL) during cataract surgery. The IOL needs to be squeezed through a narrowed tube, so that it can enter a small opening into the eye during the surgery. A lubricious coating is required on the inner surface of the tube to minimize the friction force during injection and prevent the IOL from being damaged due to high friction force. Medical Surface has developed efficient methods to apply lubricious coating on the inner surfaces of a device.
Highly durable coating
Repeated tests of the coating demonstrate that MediShield™ Lubricious Coatings are highly lubricious and exceptionally durable.