Coating enables lower particulate generation and improved lubricity of endovascular medical devices

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Author: Gary Maharaj
Date: Apr. 2013
From: Advanced Coatings & Surface Technology(Vol. 26, Issue 4)
Publisher: Frost & Sullivan
Document Type: Article
Length: 543 words
Lexile Measure: 1390L

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Presence of particulates released by coatings in endovascular medical devices is an important challenge present in the medical devices industry. The properties that make coatings more lubricious--that is, their ability of absorbing and exuding water--also makes them more susceptible to generate particulates. This generation of particulates reduces the life of the coating of the medical device, which results in reduction in efficiency of the medical device and its life. Many researchers across the globe are working toward development of lubricious coatings with lower particulate generation. A long-standing challenge for the medical device industry has been the availability of device coatings that offer both excellent lubricity and lower particulates. The issue of particulate generation is a growing area of interest among regulators and policy makers. Particulate matter can come from the device manufacturing process, coating, product...

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