Natural Coating Improves Performance of Medical Devices

November 2010
JCT CoatingsTech;Nov/Dec2010, Vol. 7 Issue 11, p24
Academic Journal
The article discusses the importance of hydrophilic coatings based on hyaluronan on the improvement of the performance of medical devices. It notes that the natural coating provides greater adhesion strength, durability, and actual measured coefficients of friction. Joshua Simon, senior product manager for Biocoat Inc., says hyaluronan coatings outperform polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) in terms of lubricity, durability and biocompatibility.


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