LipoCoat is a startup company of the University of Twente. Our revolutionary coating technology will make any (bio)material surface non-thrombogenic, non-fouling and resistant towards surface pollution of micro-organisms and proteins. The use of LipoCoat coatings can increase the performance, comfort and safety of your medical device or enhance research applications. In addition, we provide a service to tailor coating properties and functionality to meet your demand.
The highly promising company LipoCoat, from the Eastern Netherland’s city of Enschede won the second edition of the MicroNano Start-Up of the Year contest. At the closure of the two day International MicroNano Conference in Amsterdam LipoCoat’s Director of Business Development, Raoul Oostenbrink- received the award from Ronny van ’t Oever, president of the organising MinacNed. The jury of seven experts from a number of countries characterized the winning pitch with the words “A Firm Business Case, Good Market Chances and Solving a Problem of Today”.
The University of Twente startup LipoCoat BV develops unique coatings for e.g. medical devices. The coatings are designed to improve performance, safety and comfort of medical devices but can also be used in, for example, R&D applications. By founding LipoCoat BV, the next steps can be taken towards market entry. Photo: Left; Prof. Pascal Jonkheijm, co-founder and R&D advisor LipoCoat BV Middle; Jasper van Weerd, founder and managing director LipoCoat BV Right; Prof. Marcel Karperien, co-founder and R&D advisor LipoCoat BV.
In virtually all applications where biological material such as bodily fluids, living cells or tissue are brought into contact with man-made materials unwanted (side) effects are observed. These are often attributed to surface fouling of the material. The LipoCoat technology consists of a bio-inspired coating that is able to resist fouling of proteins, cells and micro-organisms. Our proprietary coating technology can be applied on a wide range of (bio)materials in a wide range of applications such as medical, R&D, food, dairy and (micro)fluidics. The LipoCoat coatings are well-hydrated, can regenerate, consist of naturally occurring molecules and is only several nanometers thick.