Vention Medical announced that it is partnering with DSM, a global leader in biomedical materials, to offer customers the option of integrating the development, testing and application of hydrophilic lubricious coatings into the catheter manufacturing process. This collaboration will strengthen Vention’s position as a single-source solution for catheter-based device design, development, manufacturing and assembly.
Working with Vention from start to finish will eliminate the need for customers to transfer finished devices to another supplier for development and coating application services, streamlining their supply chain and realizing time and cost savings.
“We’re always looking for leading-edge solutions to help customers get their innovations to market faster,” said Tom Testa, president of Vention’s Advanced Technologies business. “With this partnership, we’re proud to offer our customers the best coating technology on the market in a very efficient manner.”
Vention has invested in a coating development and applications center at its Minneapolis, MN facility. Under the agreement, Vention will have full capability to apply, test and validate DSM coatings in-house, eliminating steps from the customer’s supply chain. DSM engineers will work seamlessly with the Vention team to provide expertise in coating catheters from prototyping through commercialization.
DSM’s ComfortCoat® hydrophilic lubricious coatings can help improve medical device performance in a wide range of applications and procedures. All coating application processes can be customized to meet specific device requirements.
“The strategic partnership with Vention Medical supports our continued commitment to address the needs of our customers and ultimately physicians and patients, by giving them better access to specialized expertise and leading technologies in the market,” said Dr. Hinke Malda, global director medical coatings, DSM Biomedical. “The collaboration with Vention Medical uniquely combines strong R&D, and the ability to provide catheter design and development through manufacturing and assembly. We are excited to be an integral part of being able to now offer our customers a single-source solution that simplifies and optimizes the supply chain.”