Geleen, the Netherlands -- DSM Biomedical has extended its partnership with CID (Carbostent & Implantable Devices) to include the use of DSM ComfortCoat Hydrophilic coating technology on two new CID products, DSM said 20 April.
The Optima Jet Stent Delivery System and the Fluydo PTCA Balloon Catheter were launched by CID in March 2010.
ComfortCoat from DSM, which is designed to enhance manoeuvrability of devices in "minimally invasive procedures," is applied to the "distal part" of the Optima Jet Shaft to facilitate the treatment of more complex anatomies, DSM said, adding that the lubricious coating is used on the Fluydo PCTA Balloon to "further advance device deliverability in order to reach and cross the most difficult lesions."
"Our partnership with CID is based on our shared vision of being dedicated to improving the quality of patient care and after-care through enabling innovation in medical solutions. We look forward to collaborating with them on future technologies," said John Marugg, DSM Biomedical business director for ComfortCoat medical coatings. (RD)