Specialty Coating Systems has introduced a new parylene coating that integrates antimicrobial technology. SCS microRESIST combines the benefits of biocompatible parylene with antimicrobial properties to eliminate harmful microorganisms on coated medical devices. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, USA, the company operates European facilities in the United Kingdom, Czech Republic and Ireland.
Tested to JIS Z 2801, the material demonstrates greater than 5 Log reduction after 24 hours on 14 common microorganisms, including E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus, according to the company. The coating technology also has been tested for long-term effectiveness against E. coli, also achieving greater than 5 Log reduction.
SCS microRESIST technology can be applied to catheters, electro-stimulators, endotracheal tubes and other medical devices where antimicrobial properties are critical during a product’s use.
Parylene conformal coatings are ultra-thin, pinhole-free polymer coatings that offer many valuable surface treatment properties, including moisture, chemical and dielectric barrier properties, thermal and UV stability, and dry-film lubricity.