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IonGlide

The IonGlide ion implantation surface treatment has been clinically proven to fight infections on polymeric medical devices by changing the surface morphology to prevent the formation of biofilm.

This proprietary, low temperature process is suitable for a variety of silicone and polyurethane implants such as stents, indwelling catheters and shunts.  Ion beam bombardment has been shown to enhance the properties of polymeric devices without adding any material to the surface.

In vivo testing of competing coating systems showed IonGlide to be superior in preventing the formation of biofilm on myringotomy tubes after ten days while competitors showed dense inflammatory film adhesion.

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APPLICATIONS

  • Ear tubes
  • Catheters
  • Urological stents
  • Ascites shunts
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BENEFITS

  • Thromboresistant
  • Low friction
  • Increased wettability
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SUBSTRATES

  • Silicones
  • Polyurethane
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NanoSilver Coating

N2 Biomedical’s NanoEngineered silver coating is a proprietary, highly adherent nanoscale silver coating with a very low elution profile. The NanoSilver Coating has been applied to medical device implants and devices for over 20 years and is a clinically-proven broadspectrum antimicrobial coating demonstrating up to a 98% reduction in bacterial growth on vascular graft prostheses and 3 to 4 times reduction in dialysis catheter infection rates.

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APPLICATIONS

  • Vascular grafts
  • Active implants
  • Orthopedic implants
  • Fixation devices
  • Vascular access
  • Dental devices
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BENEFITS

  • Broad spectrum antimicrobial
  • Highly adherent
  • Long lasting
  • Minimally leaching
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SUBSTRATES

  • PET
  • Silicone
  • PEEK
  • Stainless steel
  • Cobalt-chromium
  • Titanium

Substrates Commonly Treated with Ion Implantation and Ion Beam Assisted Deposition

Co-Cr

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Improved surface
hardness

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Reduced
Friction

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Reduced
Corrosion

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Improved
Wettability

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Reduced
Biofilm

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Improved
Antimicrobial

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Improved
Biocompatibility

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Improved
Aesthetics

Titanium
Stainless
PEEK
Silicone
Polyurethane