Discover 5 Top Coating Solutions for Medical Devices

Curious about new technological advancements in the healthcare sector? Explore our analysis of 156 global startups & scaleups and learn how their coating solutions for medical devices impact your business!

Staying ahead of the technology curve means strengthening your competitive advantage. That is why we give you data-driven innovation insights into the healthcare industry. This time, you get to discover 5 hand-picked startups developing coating solutions for medical devices.

Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Medical Devices Coating Solutions out of 156

The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 1.379.000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.

The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 156 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 healthcare startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 151 coating solutions for medical devices, get in touch.

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TriPhyll develops Antimicrobial Coatings

Coatings on medical devices prevent the activation of reactive mechanisms when these devices come in contact with biological surfaces like tissues or organs. Contact of biomedical devices with the blood triggers thrombosis and thromboembolic reactions. Anti-aggregation coating with substances like heparin aids limits triggering of any biochemical reaction to maintain the device’s function.

Canadian startup TriPhyll utilizes bio-nanotechnology to produce antimicrobial surface coating solutions. The startup develops the Medical Device Antimicrobial & Antiaggregation Coating (MAAC) platform. It functionalizes nanoparticles and incorporates them into a polymer matrix, making a hydrophobic nanocomposite coating. The startup’s proprietary coating formulation prevents the formation of microbial film and extends the shelf-life of collected blood and platelets.

LipoCoat provides Bio-inspired Medical Coatings

Thrombosis and biofouling of extracorporeal circuits and indwelling medical devices cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. To address this, startups develop bio-inspired coatings with omniphobic and antifouling effects. Such coatings prevent the formation of microbial biofilms due to their surface morphology and membrane gradient. When applied to medical devices, these coatings create infection-repelling surfaces.

LipoCoat is a Dutch startup developing a bio-inspired coating for medical devices, such as contact lenses, catheters, and implants. The startup’s coating, Lipocoat, is hydrophilic, anti-fouling, and sustainable in nature. It is 5 nanometers thick and mimics the bilipid layer of a cell membrane, enhancing stability through the process of regeneration.

Tractivus specializes in Antibiofilm Coatings

Nanomaterials have several applications in the healthcare industry, including as coatings to prevent biofilm formation in clinical surfaces and medical equipment. The utility of nanomaterial is different as it does not have any chemical or biochemical agent aiding the process. The inherent high hydrophobicity of nanoscale materials also limits the growth and formation of biofilm. Thus, startups are developing proprietary nano-coating technologies to tackle hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).

Spanish startup Tractivus offers antibiofilm coatings. The startup’s proprietary technology, PHOBOSTech, involves coating thin nanoscale layers onto a surface which provides antibacterial properties. The coating’s high hydrophobicity further restricts bacterial adherence onto the surface without antibiotics or drugs. Tractivus currently focuses on the tracheal stents and urinary catheters, with more coatings in the pipeline.

TheraDep builds Tailored Biologic Coatings

Coatings are especially critical for combination products that comprise a medical device, a drug, and a biological device. For instance, drug coatings on a microneedle are an innovative drug delivery method. The antimicrobial coating in the needle for orthopedic implants aids in preventing infections and enhances the healing process. Combination HealthTech devices provide advanced healthcare solutions by reducing the treatment time and increasing patient compliance.

US-based startup TheraDep enables tailored biologic coatings for medical devices and laboratory equipment. The startup’s proprietary BioDep process complexes cold atmospheric plasma with biomolecules or pharmaceuticals of interest to enable them to adhere and bind to any surface. The startup’s AerMedX deposition system enables the non-systemic delivery of collagen and drugs directly onto tissues or implants for enhanced wound healing and treatment of infection. Lastly, Labware provides diagnostic and research lab wares with coatings of proteins, amino acids, peptides, polysaccharides, and other complex molecules.

NuMat Medtech creates Medical Implant Coatings

Plant flavonoids have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that prevent infection and inflammation. Metallic surfaces, coated with flavonoids, promote both soft and hard tissue integration. The bioactivity and medicinal properties of flavonoids further aid in limiting peri-implantitis, or inflammation of the gum in dental implants.

NuMat Medtech is a Spanish startup offering bioactive coating for implant surfaces. NM_973 and NM_977, the startup’s bioactive nano-based coatings, are composed of flavonoids. The biomaterial-coated solutions find applications in bone-anchored devices like dental implants and orthopedic prostheses. The startup’s solutions reduce recovery time as well as repeat treatments.

Discover more Healthcare Startups

Healthcare startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on surgical devices, patient management, and geriatric assessment. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing healthcare, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more healthcare technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Healthcare Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.

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