In addition, such devices can suffer from thrombosis (blood clots) owing to the poor haemocompatibility of the materials employed. BioInteractions are striving to reduce such problems through application of their Enhanced Lubricious Coating, Assist™ – a breakthrough innovation.
Assist™ combines a highly lubricious component with a non-thrombogenic component, providing dual comfort for the patient and superior ease of use. The benefits of using Assist™ include enhanced delivery and effortless removal capabilities for the coated device, minimised risk of tissue damage and patient discomfort, excellent coating stability (coating is tenaciously bound to substrate) and a simple, cost-effective coating procedure.
Assist™ is ideally suited for application on guidewires, catheters (balloon, urinary, infusion, and drainage), pacemaker leads, nasogastric feeding tubes and many more.