Slippery When Wet: Jotec And Hydromer Inc. Agree Implant Coatings Deal

In short

Specialist coating company Hydromer, Inc. and German vascular company Jotec GmbH have entered into a Supply and Support Agreement under the terms of which, Jotec is licensed to use proprietary Hydromer® hydrophilic coatings on various Jotec Endovascular placement devices, such as their CE approved E®-asy plus Introducer Sheath.

Background

Hydromer’s hydrophilic coating system becomes slippery when made wet in order to ease the introduction of devices such as Jotec’s endovascular catheter and stentgraft systems into the vascular system.

Hydromer, Inc. is a bio-technology-based company involved in the research and development, manufacture, contract coating and commercialisation of specialised polymer and hydrogel products for medical device, animal health, cosmetic, personal care, and industrial uses. These technologies range from Hydromer lubricious/anti-microbial/anti-thrombogenic/cell anti-mitosis/cell growth enhancing coatings for the medical marketplace.

Jotec GmbH develops, manufactures and markets medical devices for aortic and peripheral vascular disease. The company’s product portfolio includes conventional grafts and interventional implants for cardiovascular surgery, radiology and cardiology.

As a separate part of this new agreement, Hydromer will also provide its proprietary internally designed and built catheter coating machines as a validated “turn key” solution.

Company comments

“We are delighted with our relationship with Jotec and to having our Hydromer coating technology applied to Jotec’s innovative and successful endovascular devices”, commented Martin von Dyck, Executive Vice President of Hydromer, Inc., adding, “This particular Hydromer coating system is used worldwide on other Pebax® and Nylon neurovascular, cardiovascular and cardiac stent delivery catheters.”

Source: Hydromer Inc.