Proprietary Technology for Stent Coatings: Neuro, Coronary, Peripheral

Stent Coating Services

Formacoat can provide stent coating services for your specific stent coating production for current and future needs. We have developed proprietary coating methods and technology to uniformly and reproducibly coat neuro, coronary and peripheral stents. Coating services are provided for both device manufacturers and academic institutions for a variety of applications, and we have clean room stent coating production capabilities. Response to customer needs and requirements is paramount and we will provide services ranging from coating formulation (drug, no drug, polymer, solvent carrier) to stent crimping and sterilization. We have coating experience in processing both permanent (biostable) and biodegradable polymeric formulations on metallic and biodegradable stent substrates. We have coated a variety of stent sizes including small configurations for mouse implantation and drug testing, a “mouse stent” with a 0.635 mm diameter and an overall length of 2.5 mm; and large diameter peripheral devices with a 7.00 mm diameter and an overall length of 100 mm.

Key services

  • Coating stents with polymer or polymer and drug
  • Accurate coating weights of polymer and drug, leveraging the precision of the 0.1 microgram Mettler UMX5 balance
  • Expert formulation guidance, encompassing the selection of polymer, solvent, and drug-to-polymer ratio

Secondary services

  • Inspection and categorization of both bare metal stents (BMS) and biodegradable stents
  • Comprehensive stent cleaning services
  • Application of high-quality primer(s) for optimal coating adherence
  • Provision of high-grade stents
  • Provision of state-of-the-art balloon catheters
  • Precise crimping of stents onto catheters
  • Secure packaging to ensure product safety
  • Reliable stent sterilization processes in line with industry standards
  • Customized biodegradable stent and other services tailored to unique customer needs