Coating Services

The Challenge of Coating and Surface Modification on New Devices and Polymers

The availability of new polymers with improved physical and optical properties and the use of new moulding and machining techniques, for more precise and micro-finished devices, besides offering a big potential, pose new challenges whenever the user needs to obtain particular properties.

As an example to transfer such a common property as the protein binding capacity from polystyrene (High Binding treated) to a different polymer with better physical properties (e.g. transparency), needs quite a lot of testing.

A basic knowledge of the properties of each material is needed, but, since nearly every application has its own specificity, the know-how of the companies which operate in this field must include:

Therefore the supplier of coated or modified surfaces must give a product with demonstrated and demonstrable properties, so that the user can rely on a “safe” support for its product or technology.

Moreover , often the user is concentrated on its own tasks and he must not be expected to focus his energies to develop testing methods, so he needs to rely on the support of the supplier, where it is needed, to jointly develop the testing method.

Our experience, which includes the cooperation with primary scientific institutions, enables us to offer a reliable service for companies, laboratories, researchers and institutions operating in the diagnostic and pharmaceutical fields, for such applications as:

exploiting the currently available technologies for biotechnology.

Such areas as:

the development of new drugs
or
assays related to DNA

require a very specific knowledge and expertise.

Moreover transferring a method from the laboratory to the industrial application, can be time and money consuming, since, besides the expertise, it needs investments into equipments which could be used only for small pre-series.

Outsourcing is a response to these issues, where the supplier must offer:

EXPERTISE RELIABILITY PRODUCTION CAPACITY

Why work with Biomat

biomat handles more than 20.000.000 pieces a year of its own products, which means:

with skilled personnel, dedicated instrumentation, production capability and reliable products.

Every lot is tested and approved before being released.

Records are stored and made available to the user/customer for a minimum of 5 years

Processes and testing methods can be both based on our standards and/or adapted to the customers’ specific needs or articles
or
new ones can be developed jointly with the customer.

Every custom coating process is developed jointly with the customer in order to obtain the best results with the lower cost; any parameter which can affect the productivity is evaluated and optimized
e.g. the optimization of the incubation time can highly affect the hourly output of the coating equipment.

Processes and components from labware to the reagents can be both supplied by the customer or purchased by Biomat according with the most economical solution, every component is tested and validated before being enclosed within the manufacturing protocol.