Performance

Surmodics’ hydrophilic lubricious coatings achieve performance standards—lubricity, durability, lower friction, and reduced insertion force—that are the best in the industry. Serene™ coatings extend that legacy by maintaining low friction in a new low particulate formulation.

Your goal with hydrophilic coatings is to reduce friction. Serene coatings deliver low friction and lower particulates—important characteristics especially because particulate generation remains an area of interest for regulators.

Our low-friction coatings show reductions in surface friction greater than 90% on a variety of commonly used medical grade polymers and other substrates. Insertion force and navigation time in vascular or urogenital applications also are reduced (compared to uncoated controls), often reducing physicians’ time to access the treatment site.