Learn How to Lower The Surface Friction of Medical Devices Using Biocompatible Surface Modifying Additives
You can optimize medical device performance, safety, and biocompatibility with surface modification. For many applications, surfaces are often modified to impart anti-thrombogenic, antimicrobial, anti-fouling or lubricious properties. However, Hydrophilic or Hydrophobic coatings can be associated with challenges in manufacturing, durability, and cost. Surface modifying additive technologies can offer a simple solution to overcome such challenges while achieving low friction surfaces.
Takeaways from this white paper:
- Surface modifying macromolecule (SMM) additive technology is an alternative surface modification technique to coatings or co-extrusions
- While mainly used to improve the blood compatibility of devices, the Endexo® SMM chemistry can also impart low surface friction
- The integrated nature of an additive-based surface modification technique ensures a durable surface effect able to withstand fluid flow exposure and mechanical forces.
- The SMM can provide simultaneous functional properties such as reduced friction, anti-thrombotic properties, or antifouling properties
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