LipoCoat

Bio-inspired coatings
 

LipoCoat

Medical devices often have poor surface properties which results in different problems such as discomfort (poor wetting and low lubricity) and increased infection risk (high fouling). The patented coating developed by LipoCoat tackles these problems with an elegant solution.

 

Bio-inspired coatings 

LipoCoat’s technology mimics the phospholipid bilayer that surrounds every cell in our body. This makes the technology biocompatible by nature. By mimicking the natural cell membrane consisting of a phospholipid bilayer, biocompatible and high performance medical device coatings can be prepared. In nature, the cell membrane, more specifically the phospholipid bilayer, serves as a universal interface between distinct chemical environments.
The production process of LipoCoat’s coatings is rapid and efficient using LipoCoat’s Fast Amphiphile Solution Transfer (FAST) technology. LipoCoat is adaptable to many uses due to its ‘toolbox’ technology. With a range of formulations, its hydrophilicity, stability and lubricity can be adjusted to complement the inherent anti-biofouling and anti-thrombogenic nature of the coating. An additional asset of LipoCoat, due to its dynamic, fluid nature is the ability to self-repair should scratches expose the medical device to the biological environment.

By mimicking the natural cell membrane consisting of a phospholipid bilayer, biocompatible and high performance medical device coatings can be prepared. In nature, the cell membrane, more specifically the phospholipid bilayer, serves as a universal interface between distinct chemical environments.

‘a 5 nanometer coating that mimics the outside of a cel’

hydrophilic

  • Improve wetting
  • Tailor lubricity
  • Regeneration
  • Custom chem.

anti-fouling

  • Bacteria
  • Proteins
  • Cells

bio compatible

  • No toxity
  • ISO 10993-5
  • No clotting

process

  • Dip coating
  • Self-assembly
  • Aqueous
  • O2 plasma

production

  • Low cost
  • Universal
  • Scalable
  • Non-animal based

CEMMA and LipoCoat announce partnership for the development of a coated CVC catheter for sustainable infection control

CEMMA and LipoCoat announce partnership for the development of a coated CVC catheter for...

LipoCoat announced as Best Medical Device Coatings Company of 2020

LipoCoat, a biotech spin-off from the prestigious nanotechnology lab MESA+ of the University of...

€ 1.5 million extra for infection control scale-up LipoCoat

LipoCoat, a biotech spin-off from the renowned nanotechnology institute MESA+ of the University of...

LipoCoat announced as European Biotech Startup of the year

StartupCity Magazine published its annual list of the “15 Most Promising biotech startups in...

LipoCoat wins top ten list of most groundbreaking innovations in science

AMSTERDAM, 15 MAY 2019 LipoCoat wins top ten list of most groundbreaking innovations in science...

LipoCoat is proud to announce that our quality management system has been certified according to the standard ISO 13485:2016

LipoCoat is proud to announce that our quality management system has been certified according to...

Lipocoat: The Solution

The patented coating developed by LipoCoat tackles the aforementioned problems in an elegant way offering a solution to direct problems, as well as preventing the development of some of the potential issues.