A new strategic partnership between Biocoat, Inc. andAdam Spence, a Spectrum Plastics Group Company, will streamline the process of producing catheters used in vital vascular procedures, such as angioplasty, bypass surgery, fluid drainage, and other essential treatments.
The partnership allows Adam Spence’s innovative reinforced catheter shafts to receive Biocoat’s industry-leading hydrophilic coatings. Biocoat Inc. has facilities in Horsham. The two companies have also committed to sharing expertise on the development of new products to improve patient experiences. according to a submitted press release.
“This partnership is an excellent example of Biocoat’s commitment to providing superior surface coatings for high-demand, critical surgical devices. It creates a seamless solution for delivering Hydak® hydrophilic coatings for Adam Spence’s braided and coiled catheters and delivery systems, while allowing us to collaborate on new technologies,” said Jim Moran, President and CEO, Biocoat. “Adam Spence is committed to providing best-in-class solutions and superior quality, which makes them an ideal partner, and we look forward to years of productive collaboration.”
Founded in 1960, Adam Spence is a pioneer in the contract design and manufacture of medical device components. Today, the company produces custom products for many of the world’s leading medical device manufacturers.
The new partnership between Biocoat and Adam Spence capitalizes on the geographic proximity of the two organizations. Adam Spence develops and manufactures braid- and coil-reinforced delivery systems in Wall, NJ. Biocoat will apply and test its low-friction HYDAK® topcoat on these products at its nearby Horsham facility. The two companies will share expertise in coated delivery systems – from development through full commercialization.
“Biocoat has deep experience in the application of low-friction hydrophilic coatings for catheters used in the cardiovascular, neurovascular, peripheral vascular, and structural heart markets,” said Steve Maxson, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Adam Spence, A Spectrum Plastics Group Company. “This collaborative partnership will benefit both companies and our clients as we continue to develop solutions that improve the experience and outcomes for patients.”