Our specialists have developed proprietary coating methods and technology to uniformly and reproducibly coat coronary and peripheral stents. Coating services are provided for both device manufacturers and academic institutions for a variety of applications. Response to customer needs and requirements is paramount and we provide services ranging from the supply of coating technology, process expertise, and coating formulation (drug, no drug, polymer, solvent carrier) to stent crimping and sterilization. We have coating experience in processing both permanent (biostable) and biodegradable polymeric formulations on metallic and biodegradable stent substrates.
We have coated a variety of stent sizes including small configurations for mouse implantation and drug testing, a “mouse stent” with a 0.635 mm diameter and an overall length of 2.5 mm; and large diameter peripheral devices with a 7.00 mm diameter and an overall length of 100 mm.
We can support customers in all phases of their development. We have supported drug device development companies seeking to coat a variety of devices with their specific drugs. We provide coated components and coating technology to customers, thereby saving the customer both process development time and eliminating the need to purchase custom specific and expensive tooling and process equipment.
Recently researchers have focused on developing and validating a model of angioplasty and stenting in mice that would allow investigation of the response to stent injury using genetically modified mouse strains. In support of this research, we can provide the researchers with the following: (1) small laser cut and polished stents, 1.25 mm x 2.5 mm, (2) precision coated stents, and (3) crimped stents on small balloon catheters. The two photographs shown
The pictures are examples of our capability to process a peripheral device. The peripheral stent is made from a biodegradable polymer matrix, 7 mm in diameter and 40 mm in overall length. The stent was totally coated with a proprietary polymer and drug combination. We are available and willing to support your project needs at all levels of development.