Coating Technologies Lake Region Medical has developed proprietary hydrophilic and hydrophobic coatings that serve a variety of clinical applications. Coatings are available on many Lake Region OEM guidewires but can also be added to existing designs to improve performance.
Revolutionary Coating Technology AQUARIUS® Direct-Coat Hydrophilic Coating utilizes a proprietary coating process to apply hydrophilic chemistry directly to the metal substrate of a device. Unlike products that require a polymer substrate for coating application, AQUARIUS® Hydrophilic Coating can be applied directly to existing stainless steel or nitinol designs to improve guidewire-to-catheter interface with low durometer, small french size catheters or crossing performance on interventional designs.
Features & Benefits
Improves guidewire-to-catheter interface
Conveniently applied to existing product design
More cost effective than polymer jacketed wires
510(k) registered on several OEM Guidewires
Transparent coating allows the addition of depth-indicator markings
Material: Proprietary Formula Type: Hydrophilic Key Characteristics: Applied directly to metal substrate, lubricious, transparent
AQUARIUS® Direct-Coated guidewires easily glide through low durometer catheters.
Conventional PTFE-coated guidewires binds when withdrawn from low durometer, small french size catheters.
Superior Performance from an Eco-Friendly Coating LUBRIGREEN™ utilizes a proprietary coating process to apply PTFE coating directly to bare wire prior to coil winding and guidewire assembly. This process produces a consistent and uniform coating, eliminating the inconsistencies and other drawbacks associated with spray-coating technologies. Lake Region’s new LUBRIGREEN™ Pre-Coat PTFE has been reformulated to be more environmentally friendly while providing the same superior coating performance on which Lake Region has built its reputation. LUBRIGREEN™ is 510(k) and CE Mark registered for a wide variety of diagnostic and interventional guidewire designs and clinical applications.
Features & Benefits:
Enhanced lubricity and durability
Consistent quality wire-to-wire
Reduces harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Perfluoctanoic (PFOA) materials
Reformulated coating qualifications
Meets and/or exceeds new EPA directives
Continuous source for environmentally safe PTFE coating
Consistent Coating for Reliable Performance EXCELLENCE® Silicone Coating reduces friction between guidewires and interfacing devices resulting in a smooth guidewire-to-device interface. Lake Region's coating process produces a consistent, uniform coating surface ensuring the highest level of performance.
A Biocompatible Coating with FDA Clearance GEMINI™ Coating acts as an anticoagulant, releasing anti-thrombogenic agents to prevent the formation of thrombi and enhancing the body's natural mechanisms to break down clots that have already formed.
Features & Benefits:
Successfully addresses a wide range of clinical applications
Can be applied to any diagnostic guidewire configuration