Delwyn Evans champions a repellent ideology . . . and he should be applauded for it. Principal Chemist for P2i Ltd, a provider of nano-coating technology headquartered in Abingdon, UK, Evans will be sharing his passion for liquid-repellent technology at BIOMEDevice at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris next week. His paper, titled Cost-Effective Nano-Coating Protection of Medical Devices, is part of Session 4: Enabling Technologies for Combination Product Design and Development, scheduled for the afternoon of 24 February.
The nano-coating developed by P2i reportedly is three-times more repellent than PTFE. It is designed to optimise surface properties to maximise liquid repellency, protect devices from liquid ingress and reduce the potential for cross contamination. And it is eminently flexible. “The nanoscale coating can be tuned to deliver a range of surface modifications that can improve the peformance and reliability of medical devices,” explains Evans.
The coating is applied by means of a pulsed plasma deposition process at low pressure, making it suitable for effectively and completely coating a range of finished devices. Fully industrialised, the process is reliable, repeatable and easy to execute. It is used in a number of market sectors, including medical electronics.
When I asked Evans to summarise what he intended to convey to BIOMEDevice conference attendees on Thursday, he answered: “The powerful combination of a patented technology with global commercialisation expertise that can bring effective surface modification solutions to the medical device industry.” Interested? Then, get yourself over to BIOMEDevice in Paris.Norbert Sparrow