Adam Spence (Wall, NJ), a Spectrum Plastics Group company that specializes in engineered medical extrusions, braid-reinforced tubing and catheter sub-assemblies, seems to be in the mood for coupling. It announced this week that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Biocoat Inc. (Horsham, PA) to offer medical device OEMs complete reinforced catheter shafts with hydrophilic coatings. This follows the announcement earlier this month that it entered into a partnership with Microspec Corp. (Peterborough, NH) to produce reinforced catheter shafts using Microspec’s proprietary inline multi-durometer extrusion technology. In both instances, customers will benefit from streamlined sourcing and improved productivity.
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“Biocoat has deep experience in the application of low-friction hydrophilic coatings for catheters used in the cardiovascular, neurovascular, peripheral vascular and structural heart markets,” said Steve Maxson, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Adam Spence. “The collaborative partnership will enable Adam Spence to offer Biocoat’s Hydak hydrophilic coating technology with our braided and coiled catheters and delivery systems.”
The partnership leverages the close geographic proximity of the two organizations, said Adam Spence in a news release. Braid- and coil-reinforced delivery systems will be developed and manufactured at the Adam Spence facility in Wall, and Biocoat will apply and test its Hydak topcoat at its nearby Horsham plant. The coating provides lubricity and durability with the benefit of low particulates, said Biocoat. The two organizations will work seamlessly to provide expertise in coated delivery systems from development to full commercialization, added Adam Spence.
Want to know more? Chat with the folks at Biocoat during the co-located PLASTEC and MD&M Minneapolis event on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Biocoat will be exhibiting at booth 1941.