Combining our experience in material science and medical engineering with state-of-the-art electrospinning equipment, we provide our customers with the future of implant coverings. Through direct deposition of the fibres onto the device we can achieve excellent encapsulation whilst our adhesion expertise ensures bonding of the electrospun textile to the frame. A range of biostable polymers offers flexibility in finding the balance between low friction during deployment and resilience to tears during crimping.
Whether you are developing the next generation coronary stent, drug delivery system or occlusion device, we stand ready to work with you from early prototype to full scale manufacturing.
Metal and Non Metal Applications
Electrospinning is a cutting-edge process that creates ultra-thin, uniform, and porous coatings for a variety of medical applications. By using high voltage to produce a stream of polymer solution and a charged metal substrate, a nanofibrous coating is deposited on even complex geometries, making electrospinning an ideal solution for metal medical devices. Our state-of-the-art equipment can also be used to coat non-conductive surfaces broadening the application of our technology to non-metal devices to the same high quality.
This technique, combined with our expertise in adhesion, eliminates the need for sutures and results in a lower profile for stents compared to traditional coatings. It also offers versatile mechanical properties, microarchitecture, degradation, and hydrophilicity profiles that can be tailored to fit the specific functional and anatomical needs of the device. Biomolecules can also be incorporated into the coating for localised therapeutic delivery
Whether you need a fibrous surface for cell growth and tissue integration, a film-like barrier, or a gradient of features, electrospinning’s unique properties can improve the performance and longevity of implantable medical devices. Our technology can be applied to a variety of devices, including self-expanding and balloon-expanding stents, structural heart devices, catheters, occluders, drug delivery systems, woven meshes and orthopaedic devices.